Maps depicting likelihood of shore protection along the Connecticut coast from a new article in Environmental Research Letters


A $2 million effort to map the likelihood of shore protection as sea level rises is summarized in a new article entitled "State and local governments plan for development of most land vulnerable to rising sea level along the U.S. Atlantic Coast." The maps divide coastal low lands into four categories: developed (shore protection almost certain), intermediate (shore protection likely), undeveloped (shore protection unlikely), and conservation (no shore protection). For further details, see our summary of the Connecticut chapter from "The Likelihood of Shore Protection".

Some of the maps from this study can be downloaded individually by clicking on a thumbnail map below; the entire set is available in a zipped file. The jpg files were designed for printing at 300 dots per inch on 8-1/2 X 11 inch paper. If you simply click on the links below and try to read them on your computer screen, some of them may look strange, depending on your internet browser. If so, please save the jpg map onto your computer's hard drive and then open the file with the program you normally use to read jpg files.


The Whole Kitten Kaboodle

Download a zipped file with the all of the maps shown here except for Long Island Sound.

Sea level rise planning map of Connecticut

Connecticut (view online)
Statewide summary

Long Island sea level rise planning map

Long Island (view online)
Corresponding elevation map 
Environmental Implications--North Shore of Long Island

The Mother Load of Maps

The MACGES web site has zipped files containing all of the maps produced by this study. Just tell us where to dump it.

Sea Levei rise planning map of New London, Connecticut

New London County (view online)

Sea Levei rise planning map of Middlesex County, Connecticut

Middlesex County

Sea Levei rise planning map of New Haven, Connecticut

New Haven County

Sea Levei rise planning map of Fairfield, Connecticut

Fairfield County