The Seattle Archipelago, A.D. 7014

Pretty sure that when this scenario comes to pass I’ll claw my way to the chieftaincy of the post-civilizational Queen Anne tribe, or at least some sort of low-middle sub-counselor position…

This map is based on real-world information–I created the Seattle sea levels from publicly-available LiDAR data, rendering the rise of the seas in 10-foot increments for the animation, starting at the current shoreline, and ending with the 240-foot level. The Islands of Seattle poster was rendered at 240 feet of rise, which is roughly what would happen if all the world’s ice sheets melted.

I don’t know how long it would take for this to happen. One estimate says roughly 5,000 years. If this is accurate, then our descendants living with this level of sea rise would look back on our time in the same way that we might look back on the Early Dynastic Period of Egypt.


(h/t Slog)

5 Responses to The Seattle Archipelago, A.D. 7014

  1. Thank you for giving the Wedgwood neighborhood an entire peninsula, which it deserves!

  2. Reblogged this on Wedgwood in Seattle History and commented:
    This map is based upon information about what would happen if all of the world’s ice sheets melted, flooding Seattle. We see that the Wedgwood neighborhood would survive!

  3. I would need to install pontoons on the bike!

  4. Chuck Iten says:

    I love to salmon fish, now instead of towing my boat to Shilshoe bay to launch I will be able to drop down 1 block to 30th NE and launch and start fishing immediately……….AWESOME!

  5. Pingback: Seattle Archipelago in the Media | Spatialities

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