Maps depicting likelihood of shore protection along the Georgia 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). The analysis and mapping for the Georgia portion of the study was led by the Coastal Georgia Regional Development Center. For further details, see the report by Concannon et al. or the summary of Georgia findings.

The maps from this study can be downloaded individually by clicking on a thumbnail map below; the entire set is also available in a zipped file. These 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 5 maps shown here and other county-specific maps.

Georgia (view online)
Summary discussion

Chatham County

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.

Glynn County

McIntosh County.jpg

St. Catherines Island, Wolk Island National Wildlife Refuge, Sapelo Island, Fort Stewart, Hinesville
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