Sea Level Rise

The Tampa Bay region will likely experience between 1.9 and 8.5 feet of sea level rise by the year 2100 according to the Tampa Bay Climate Science Advisory Panel. The wide variation depends on factors such as acceleration of climate change and greenhouse gas emissions, thermal ocean expansion, and melting ice sheets. The City of Tampa is committed to preparing our community and critical infrastructure for the impacts of sea-level rise and saltwater intrusion. The City recently received a grant from the Florida Resilient Coastlines Program (FRCP) to study the impacts of sea level rise on our community and to identify key recommendations for resilience planning. The $75k state-funded grant will provide analysis and recommendations of current land use, zoning, and building regulations to prepare for climate impacts. The City will continue to focus on climate adaptation and preparing our City for the impacts of sea level rise. Read the sea level rise vulnerability analysis and resiliency strategy report from June 2020.