Sea Level Rise Maps for New Jersey


Most of these maps are drawn from an EPA study, which developed county-scale elevation maps to illustrate vulnerability to sea level rise, using existing data, including 2-ft contour data provided by Monmouth County and spot elevation data provided by the Philadelphia District of the Corps of Engineers. The maps show elevations relative to spring high water, the average tide during new and full moons. The accuracy of the data varies, so we have also included an index map showing the data sources, which can help you figure out how accurate our maps are for a particular location.

Except for the maps marked "view online", these maps are in jpg files designed for printing at 300 dots per inch on 8-1/2 X 11 inch paper. If you simply click on the links below and try to read them on your computer screen, some of them may look strange, depending on your internet browser. If so, please save the jpg map onto your computer's hard drive and then open the file with the program you normally use to read jpg files.


New Jersey, 1-meter contour, various data sources 

New Jersey
1-meter contour
(view online)

New Jersey, 50-cm contour

New Jersey 50-cm contour
with nontidal wetlands
(view online)

Northern New Jersey, vulnerability to sea level rise
North Jersey
(view online)

South Jersey, vulnerability to sea level rise
Southern New Jersey Shore
(view online)

Philadelphia vulnerability to sea level rise

Philadelphia and vinity 
(view online)

Delaware Bay:  Vulnerability to sea level rise

Delaware Bay
(view online)

Delaware River:  Vulnerability to sea level rise

Delaware River
(view online)

Long Beach Island and Stafford Township

Long Beach Island

Raritan Bay and Metropolitan New York

Raritan Bay and New York Harbor
(view online)

Data Source