Washington Coastal Flooding

Climate change causing more nuisance flooding in Washington

Today, Washington has 35,000 people at risk of coastal flooding. By 2050, an additional 19,000 people are projected to be at risk due to sea level rise.

Sea level threats down to zip code

 Type a coastal place name in Washington and find local projections, maps and potential impacts on people, infrastructure, and much more with our interactive tool.

Washington currently has almost 150 square miles in the 100-year coastal floodplain. By 2050, this area is projected to double to 300 square miles due to sea level rise.

What's Happening with Coastal Flooding?

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