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2-D modeled water level and shoreline change

Detailed Description

Animation depicting 2-D modeled water level (blue line) and shoreline change (solid line, original beach profile in dashed line) through one tidal cycle along a beach profile near Stinson Beach, California, during a 20-year storm event with projected 1-meter of sea-level rise. Significant wave height (red) at the seaward end of the profile is shown in the upper panel. 


Inundated areas shown should not be used for navigation, regulatory, permitting, or other legal purposes. The U.S. Geological Survey provides these data “as is” for a quick reference, emergency planning tool but assumes no legal liability or responsibility resulting from the use of this information. 

The suggestions and illustrations included in these images are intended to improve coastal-flood awareness and preparedness; however, they do not guarantee the safety of an individual or structure. The contributors and sponsors of this product do not assume liability for any injury, death, property damage, or other effects of coastal flooding. 

Use of trade names in this report is for identification purposes only and does not constitute endorsement by the U.S. Geological Survey.


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