Use this resource for sea level rise and strategy in Charleston

Dive into data, resources, and projects.


The City of Charleston is strategizing for its future.

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Charleston is looking ahead to address flooding. The city released its 2023 Flooding and Sea Level Rise Strategy as an online storymap to keep citizens up-to-date on plans.

The update reflects a city-wide approach to flooding, draining, and sea level rise in the Lowcountry. The strategy includes five critical components: infrastructure, governance, land use, resources, outreach, and partnerships.

This dynamic storymap is a summary resource featuring climate data, infrastructure and drainage projects, plus policies and regulations. Heads up: Questions about projects and policies can be directed to their corresponding city departments.


Use tools and resources on the storymap to learn more about tides, flooding, and sea level rise.

City of Charleston

The update is a team effort including the city’s Planning and Stormwater departments, Resilience and Sustainability Office, SC Sea Grant Consortium, CofC, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Navigate the site to see which projects are complete, underway, and planned for the future to mitigate flooding and sea level rise in the Lowcountry.