Climate Change and Rising Tides in Seattle

January 15th, 2013

Posted by Jim Reppond


Seattle Flood Zones 2050I’m not sure if this is really a major concern for most people. But long-term real estate investment and development groups should be paying attention. With the expected rise in sea levels over the next 40 years or so, some areas of Seattle could become flooded. Seattle Public Utilities released this map yesterday showing the anticipated affected areas.

http://www.seattle.gov/util/groups/public/@spu/@conservation/documents/webcontent/02_030004.pdf

You can read more about it here:

http://www.seattle.gov/util/AboutUs/SPU_&_the_Environment/ClimateChangeProgram/index.htm

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