One of the best things about living in California is having a beach close by. The state also has 9 amazing National Parks, but the beaches are among the best you can get.

But, living on the edge of the ocean comes with a level of risk. We already saw damage and destruction on the coast this year when unprecedented wind, rain, and snow hit the state. Another danger to California is the effect of rising water levels along the coast.

Interactive Maps Show Which CA Cities Will Be Under Water in 50 Years

A new interactive map lets you see how rising sea levels will affect California beaches and cities in the future. You can pick timelines or water levels to see how they will affect the state. Surprisingly, even in 50 years or with a water level rise of 3 feet it doesn’t really have an impact on the LA area. San Francisco is at a higher risk as flooding of the bay could reach Sacramento.

What CA Will Look Like If Sea Levels Continue To Rise

You can see in the pictures below how much the progression of time and the rise of water levels will impact the coastal cities. Even looking ahead 100 years with all the worst possible options, it really doesn’t look bad for the majority of the state. Again, it is worse for San Francisco. The map only really gets exciting when you start adjusting the water levels and turn off the setting for locations that are protected. And that is the saving grace for California - so much of the coastline is protected by elevation and built structures.

This is how water levels could rise in the next 50 years (actually 56 years because the map only let's you choose by decades):

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Here's how high water levels could rise in the next 100 years:

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If you take out the science and go big with the possibilities, raising the water level to the maximum 30 feet, this is what would would happen to LA and the San Franciso/Sacramento areas:

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