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New Interactive Map Shows Which Areas Of Nova Scotia Could Be Underwater By The Year 2100

There is no doubt that extreme weather events are causing more catastrophes such as major flooding and coastal erosion. It is no longer an issue of if, but when will our coasts see dramatic changes.

A new coastal risk screening tool has been unveiled by researchers at Climate Central in California. The tool combines data from multiple sources to project what water levels will look like in various years.

The maps we are sharing take into account annual flooding and ocean level rise. They show what areas of the following cities and towns could be underwater in the year 2100.

Areas marked in red show where water would cover in the event of a flood above the sea level which happens on average once per year. Keep in mind these maps take into account sea level rise at current pace by the year 2100.

Interactive Searchable Map

Yarmouth, Amherst, Wolfville and Antigonish are areas that could see major changes in their landscapes by the year 2100.

Famous landmarks such as Rainbow Haven Beach, areas of the Halifax Waterfront, Dartmouth’s Ferry Terminal Park would likely be underwater with the combination of ocean level rise and flooding above sea level.

Yarmouth

Red areas are below annual flood levels in the year 2100. (Climate Central)

Wolfville

Red areas are below annual flood levels in the year 2100. (Climate Central)

Amherst

Red areas are below annual flood levels in the year 2100. (Climate Central)

Antigonish

Red areas are below annual flood levels in the year 2100. (Climate Central)

Sydney

Red areas are below annual flood levels in the year 2100. (Climate Central)

Halifax

Red areas are below annual flood levels in the year 2100. (Climate Central)

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