sea level rise

DGS staff members participate in the Coastal Current lecture series


DGS staff members Scott Andres and John Callahan are participating in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment’s summer lecture series “Coastal Currents”. Andres presented “Treated wastewater and stormwater disposal in Delaware“ on August 12th.

New report emphasizes planning for sea level rise


A new report from the Delaware Geological Survey and Delaware Coastal Programs uses sea level research and data from nearly the last decade to help the state plan for future flooding and erosion.

Delaware updates sea level rise planning scenarios


The First State is at greater risk for sea level rise because of its low-lying topography. The state has new metrics used to project the impacts of climate change in the state.

Article by Mark Eichmann, WHYY
November 27, 2017

Determination of Future Sea-Level Rise Planning Scenarios for Delaware

The Delaware Geological Survey will review recent scientific literature and assessments of sea-level change in Delaware and identify appropriate scenarios to use for planning purposes throughout the state. This project will also develop new inundation maps along Delaware's coast that correspond to the identified scenarios.