Deep Waters

Dean Rowan pointed me to a nifty interactive site dealing with sea level change.  It covers the entire coastal U.S.  You simply put in the name or zip code of the place your interested in, along with the amount of sea level rise (1-10 feet).  You get a map of what parts of the city have a greater than 1 in 6 chance of flooding due to storm surges.

Out of curiosity, I checked out the map for Oakland.  The Oakland airport appears to go under water very quickly.  On the other hand, I was disappointed to learn that even with a ten-foot rise in sea level, my house still wouldn’t be on the shoreline.  So much for my hopes of real estate appreciation!

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Dan Farber has written and taught on environmental and constitutional law as well as about contracts, jurisprudence and legislation. Currently at Berkeley Law, he has al…

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