Partners in the four-county Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact (Compact) have prepared an update to the regional sea level rise projection used for important planning purposes in accordance with the recommendations of the Compact’s Sea Level Rise Work Group. The latest update shows slight increases in short-term projections, but more significant increases long-term in the absence of dramatic greenhouse gas emissions reductions.
The Work Group finalized its recommendations earlier this month following a comprehensive review of recent scientific and technical literature. The report provides guidance in the application of a range of projections, for general planning purposes and for critical projects with a long design life. Read more about the report on the Compact’s website here, or view the full 2015 Unified Sea Level Rise Projection for Southeast Florida.