Many San Diego properties would have a lot more ‘ocean’ in their ‘oceanfront’ if climate predictions come true.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration keeps track of various climate scenarios, and maps what areas would be affected.
Current estimates suggest that in 2100, the sea could rise by six feet
This is just part of what could happen:
- Coronado’s Naval Air station would become its own island
- Mission Bay would become much larger, subsuming many homes and resorts
- The San Diego river estuary would become more brackish, affecting wildlife
- Shelter Island would become cut off from the mainland
- Harbor Drive would become just a regular harbor
- Half of the San Diego Convention Center would be flooded
- Silver Strand would become much more of a strand
- Border Field State Park would be flooded
- Dog beach in Ocean Beach would be gone
Additionally,Zillow estimates that 1 percent of the city’s total housing stock would be underwater.
Nationally, about 1.9 million homes would be destroyed, worth $882 billion. While California would be hit hard, Florida, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Virginia would have it significantly worse.
To explore other sea level rise scenarios, check out NOAA’s interactivemap.