Sea Level Rise Adaptation

Sea levels are rising in Virginia at the highest rate on the Atlantic Coast.  Warmer waters expand, warmer air melts glaciers, and our land is sinking – a combination that has produced 1.5 ft. of sea level rise over the last century and is expected to produce 3-5 ft. over the next. In 2007, Wetlands Watch estimated that our current rates of sea level rise would result in the loss of 50 – 80% of Virginia’s tidal wetlands.  Click a topic below to learn more about our adaptation efforts or review our Adaptation Agenda