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Sea Level Rise Task Force Report

Final Report

The New York State Sea Level Rise Task Force has prepared the final report of its findings and recommendations for adapting to sea level rise for submittal to the State Legislature.

The Task Force prepared a draft report of its findings and recommendations and made this draft report available for public review and comment for 30 days, ending December 12, 2010. All comments received were reviewed before the task force finalized its report for transmittal to the Legislature. The final report was greatly improved by the public comments received, and the Task Force thanks those who commented.

Climate Risk Information: New York City Panel on Climate Change Climate Risk Information Go to the link under "links leaving DEC's website" in the right column, and the PDF document is located in the second column of reports and is the second link down from the top of the page.

Sea Level Rise Maps

Hurricane Storm Surge Zones: Storm surge is a dramatic elevation of the ocean surface that leads to rapid flooding. It is caused by the combined effects of ocean water pushed landward by wind during a storm, low pressure at the sea surface, and high tides. With higher baseline sea levels, the effects of storm surge will be felt further inland. Source: NYS Office of Emergency Management, April 2009

Suffolk County - Areas at Risk to Static Sea Level Rise: Approximate areas at risk to sea level rise of up to four feet. Note: This map is designed to outline areas that are potentially highly vulnerable to flooding from sea level rise. Higher resolution data and surveys are needed to generate site specific maps to assess vulnerability. Source: NYS Office of Emergency Management, April 2009

Ocean Beach - Fire Island, Suffolk County: Approximate area at risk from sea level rise of up to four feet, one-foot intervals. Note: This map is designed to outline areas that are potentially highly vulnerable to flooding from sea level rise. Higher resolution data and surveys are needed to generate site specific maps to assess vulnerability. Source: NYS Office of Emergency Management, April 2009

Nassau County South Shore: Approximate areas at risk to sea level rise of up to four feet. Note: This map is designed to outline areas that are potentially highly vulnerable to flooding from sea level rise. Higher resolution data and surveys are needed to generate site specific maps to assess vulnerability. Source: NYS Office of Emergency Management, April 2009


More about Sea Level Rise Task Force Report:

  • Public Comments Received - Public comments received on the draft Sea Level Rise Task Force Report prepared for the Legislature.