EPA estimates of the Area of Dry Land Close to Sea Level in North Carolina
The table below provides EPA's estimated uncertainty range of the area of dry land below particular elevations, in square kilometers. The uncertainty range considers the varying accuracy of the elevation data that the EPA study used. For example, Beaufort County has between 49 and 93 square kilometers of dry land within half a meter above spring high water
The majority of land close to sea level is wetland rather than dry land, so the EPA study also provided a table of the area of North Carolina wetlands vulnerable to sea level rise. A printer-friendly file with the area of dry land and wetland vulnerable to sea level rise in North Carolina is also available.