Sea Level Change at Sewells Point


Each blue square is the mean monthly sea level elevation. The red line is the linear mean sea level trend. Data from NOAA.

The level of the sea has been measured at Sewells Point, Virginia continuously since 1928.  In 1928 the mean level of the sea was ~45 cm ( ~18″) lower than it is in 2016.  Sea level rise and regional land subsidence is creating an ever-growing problem in Hampton Roads and most of coastal Virginia.