[t]he Vulnerability Assessment found that between 8-11 percent of Delaware’s total land area could be inundated by a sea level rise of 1.6 feet to 4.9 feet (0.5 meters to 1.5 meters). This includes
- Between 61,000 and 74,000 acres of permanently preserved lands, including wildlife areas, parks, federal wildlife refuges and conservation easements (37-44 percent of the state’s total)
- Between 3,000-17,000 single family homes, apartments and manufactured homes ( 1-5 percent of the state’s total)
- Between 116 and 484 miles of roads and bridges (1-5 percent of the state’s total)For more information on this report visit the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC), homepage. The final Sea Level Rise Committee Report is due to be published in 2013.