New Salt Marsh Maps Predict RI Sea Level Rise

Bristol, RI, tidal marsh chart. Chart/CRMC
Bristol, RI, tidal marsh chart. Chart/CRMC

Westerly Sun: [Rhode Island] State and local planning officials will soon have a new resource to guide them in protecting coastal wetlands.

The Coastal Resources Management Council has issued a new series of salt-marsh maps that show how they will be affected by sea-level rise. The maps, called the “Sea Levels Affecting Marshes Model,” or SLAMM, have been completed for all of Rhode Island’s 21 coastal communities.

Read more about the new salt marsh maps that will help predict sea level rise.

New Salt Marsh Maps Predict RI Sea Level Rise
Jamestown, RI, tidal marsh chart. Chart/CRMC