Where is your Delaware home on the sea rise map?

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Real Estate Agent with Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate
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I checked out a new resource today, thanks to a discussion at the New Castle County Board of Realtors® Public Policy Committee. It seems that the Delaware Dept. of Environmental Resources & Environmental Control (DNREC) has posted a map of the state on
http://www.dnrec.delaware.gov/Pages/SLRMaps.aspx

                                     new castle pier

 You can enter an address, and it will show you where the property stands on a sea level rise map. The slider on the map does not seem to work in Internet Explorer, but it does work on Firefox. Not a lot of good news for the folks on the Delaware River in Old New Castle!  The picture above shows the fishing pier in Old New Castle after Hurricane Sandy. It's gone and apparently there is no money to restore this scenic landmark (although the lights on the posts going out into the river still work!).

The historic houses on The Strand were flooded in the storm, and it looks as though things are not going to get better in the future. Consider this: the highest point in the State of Delaware is about 448 feet. It is called the Ebright Azimuth, and if the sign (below) wasn't there, you would never know you are at a high point (it's feet away from the Pennsylvania line).

                   ebright azimuth

 

Whether you are looking for Delaware homes for sale in New Castle County, or Delaware homes for sale in Kent County, or looking for a Realtor® to sell your Delaware home, let Carolyn Roland help you.

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Suzanne Taylor
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Yikes, hopefully the rise in sea level is going to take many many years.  We only live 22 feet above sea level.

Sep 18, 2013 04:16 AM #1
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As they say, "Lord willin' and the creek don't rise!"  Got a creek at the bottom of my hill, but it's more of a "crick" that seems to behave itself. Good luck Suzanne!

Sep 18, 2013 04:22 AM #2
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Interesting tool Carolyn, great to give people a heads up regarding flood plains.  Some of those spots in Old New Castle, DE are tricky when determining if they require flood insurance or not.  Hopefully it's a LONG time before the water rises like that again.

Sep 18, 2013 09:38 AM #3
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John-Those properties that are the most desirable are right on the water, but at some point, they might be even more difficult to sell!

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