Tampa Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Assessment

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) estimates that sea level rise will impact the Tampa Bay region in the next 25 years. Our region may experience sea level rise between .5 to 2.5 feet by 2050 (Tampa Bay Climate Science Advisory Panel, Final Report, August 2015). This report was conducted to identify potential areas at risk, as well as population, facilities, and infrastructure that might be affected by sea level rise. The analysis found three areas that may be most impacted: Old Tampa Bay near Tampa International Airport, the Tampa Bay area west of MacDill Air Force Base, and McKay Bay and the Tampa Bypass Canal. Properties along the Hillsborough River may also see a distributed rise in water level.

Contact Shawn College for more information at 813.273.3774 x367.

View the Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Assessment for the City of Tampa.

TA/CPA 16-15 Peril of Flood Act Compliance

Last Updated: 2/20/17

Publicly Initiated

1/23/17 – Planning Commission Public Hearing:

Executive Summary and Staff Report

Planning Commission: Consistent

2/23/17 – City Council Adoption Public Hearing:

Planning Commission Resolution

Ordinance (Pending)

Other Documents

All Agency Comments