Sea Level Rise Disclaimer
The Lincoln County Sea Level Rise scenarios were developed by the Maine Geological Survey in conjunction with the Lincoln County Regional Planning Commission for general planning purposes only. They are based on a “bathtub” simulation model and do not take into account impacts associated with erosion, accretion, or wave action. Though local, regional, and national data indicates that sea level is continuing to rise, scientific authorities cannot predict with certainty the precise increase that will be experienced along Lincoln County’s tidal shoreline. Communities are advised to consider the information provided by this project as part of a “scenario-based approach” and create adaption strategies to mitigate impacts on natural systems, public infrastructure and facilities and existing and future development.