Figure 6. The Portland waterfront after 2 feet of sea level rise shows considerable infrastructure at risk of inundation during the highest annual tides. Commercial Street is not impacted by the highest annual tide but flooding may be problematic in a 100-year storm. Graphic created by Peter A. Slovinsky, Maine Geological Survey.
Similar maps of a portion of Wells, Maine are available in Impacts of Future Sea Level Rise on the Coastal Floodplain (Slovinsky and Dickson, 2006).
Last updated on April 5, 2007