Could You Be Underwater With A Rise In Sea Levels?
What Will The Area From Hilo To HVNP To South Point Look Like With A 3′ Sea Level Rise? The blue portions of the images below show which parts of Hawaii will be underwater with a three-foot sea level rise. You can click here to search all of Hawaii for sea level rise projections.
Hawaiʻi Sea Level Rise Viewer: The Hawaiʻi Sea Level Rise Viewer (Viewer) is intended to provide an online atlas to support the Hawaiʻi Sea Level Rise Vulnerability and Adaptation Report. Please visit the Hawaiʻi Climate Adaptation Portal website to view the full report and for more information on climate mitigation and adaptation.
Below are some of the potential impacts from just a three-foot rise in sea level.
Hawai‘i Sea Level Rise Vulnerability and Adaptation Report: You can read the 300 page Hawai‘i Sea Level Rise Vulnerability and Adaptation Report here.
Coastal Flooding Factors: Hawaiʻi experiences coastal flooding and erosion due to high waves and tides, and infrequent events such as storm surges and tsunamis (image below). With higher sea level, waves and tides will reach farther inland and with greater velocity resulting in increased coastal erosion, flooding, and overall damage to coastal communities.
Some may prefer just to watch the sea level rise.
Here is a video entitled Rising Seas in Hawai’i from Hawaii DLNR on Vimeo.
Also read Hawai‘i Sea Level Rise Impact Upon Kona