The Patterson Foundation’s Higher Water's initiative explored the realities of rising waters by connecting with experts and efforts underway to understand its effects. As it learned from their research and experience, The Patterson Foundation shared its findings through this repository of science-based, easily accessible data on rising water levels, especially in the Suncoast region. This page contains resources from leading state, regional, and national organizations on sea-level rise.
View Global sea-level rise chart and global climate change data.
A news release that summarizes findings, updated in 2022, and includes links to informative reports from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
View local (St. Petersburg, FL, gauge) relative sea-level rise trends.
View sea-level rise and potential coastal flooding impact areas and relative depths. Use the slide bar on the left to view sea-level rise in future years under specific scenarios.
Detailed, interactive maps from a private sector nonprofit that seeks to improve on NOAA projections showing areas impacted by rising water levels and annual changes. Helpful video tutorial.
See site-specific assessments of risks from sea-level rise, flooding, rainfall, temperatures and more -- provided by this private-sector analysis company.
A visual guide to the Sarasota Bay estuary system and the nationally recognized program's Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan.
Specific, localized definitions, examples and mitigation strategies for citizens. Includes downloadable materials produced by the Science and Environment Council, a broad coalition.
The Climate Adaptation Plan identiifes city-owned assets vulnerable to future climate conditions and high-level strategies for protecting and preserving those assets.
Longtime meteorologists lead a local, entreprenuerial nonproft specializing in forecasting storms and urging mitigation strategies.