Figure 7. Simulation of potential future conditions after 2 feet of sea level rise for a portion of the Scarborough River marsh system. Two feet of sea level rise was added to each of the different elevation ranges that were proxies for different marsh surfaces to simulate potential future marsh zones based on topography. Note dramatic expansion of low marsh areas, and the pinching out of high marsh areas adjacent to steeper sloped or developed uplands. (Base imagery from Maine GIS. LIDAR data from Sanborn Mapping/FEMA. P.A. Slovinsky, MGS.)
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Last updated on June 24, 2011