Sea Level Rise Vulnerability and Risk Assessment

​The Department of Community Development is conducting a Sea Level Rise Vulnerability and Risk Assessment that will identify potential losses or damages from flooding due to sea level rise.

With more than 200 miles of marine shoreline the County is already experiencing hazards due to rising sea levels as coastal erosion, flooding, and inundation, increasing risks to public and private infrastructure, public health, and safety.  The assessment will characterize the risk of loss, and highlight areas of the community, resources, infrastructure, or assets considered most vulnerable.  The assessment will be used for a variety of planning purposes including informing future revisions to the County’s shoreline master program, critical areas ordinance, public works transportation improvement program, wastewater systems, storm water capital facilities plan, and Comprehensive Plan.  Outreach efforts will include consultation with Tribal partners, non-government organizations, businesses and industries, and community or neighborhood groups throughout the assessment process.  This grant funded project must be completed by June 2025.

More information coming soon!

​Grant Award Letter


Task 700 Climate Change Assessment (2019)

Department of Community Development

Planning and Environmental Programs

(360) 337-5777 (Kitsap 1)


614 Division Street - MS36
Port Orchard, WA 98366

Office Location 

619 Division Street
Port Orchard, Washington


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