At Point Pleasant Coast Guard Station, the rising ocean laps just below the quayside where cars are parked. At Avalon Dunes, it’s shown advancing along a bayside street lined with expensive homes. And at Double Creek Bridge south of Toms River, the waters of the Atlantic creep toward a beachfront house that’s already just yards from the regular high-tide line. All three scenarios are depicted in photographs simulating the effects of a foot rise in sea-level on the Jersey Shore. These simulations – and others – can be seen thanks to a new online mapping tool published by Rutgers University to help local officials plan for coastal flooding in coming decades.
/ / / Rutgers Tool Simulates the Realities of Sea-Level Rise