Sea Level Rise

Recommendations for Adapting to Sea Level Rise in Delaware:

Delaware’s economy and quality of life are linked to its shores, its vast expanses of tidal wetlands and its fertile farm fields. Because of its location, low average elevation and dependence upon coastal resources for jobs and recreation, Delaware is particularly vulnerable to the effects of sea level rise. Statewide, these effects are wide-ranging and include loss of low-lying land and structures, saltwater intrusion into groundwater and surface water and increased extent of coastal flooding during storm events. Executive Summary

Sea Level Rise and Infrastructure:

Links to documents and resources on Sea Level Rise and Climate Change Information