Welcome to CUSP Map NYC, an interactive map designed to help you visualize how climate change is projected to impact New York City. You can use the interactive layers on the left to view impacts in your area as well as information about how your neighborhood is responding to climate change. Click on the starred data points to see what other New Yorkers have shared, or upload your own data, pictures, and observations related to climate change by clicking on the ADD A POINT button. To learn more about the entire CUSP project, visit our website.
Street Layer
Source: Mapbox & Open Street Maps
Source: Mapbox & Open Street Maps
Source: NYC DEP and USGS
Source: NYC DEP
Aqueducts and Rivers
Source: NYC DEP
Combined Sewer Overflow Outfalls
Source: NYC DEP
Source: NYC Department of Parks and Recreation
Public Beaches
Source: NYC Department of Parks and Recreation
Bicycle Routes
Source: NYC Department of City Planning
Areas Flooded by Sandy
Source: FEMA
Based on Nov. 11, 2012 interim data from the FEMA Modeling Task Force Hurricane Sandy Impact Analysis, which combines detailed elevation data with U.S. Geological Survey inspections of high water marks.
Hurricane Evacuation Zones
Source: NYC Office of Emergency Management
Hurricane evacuation zones are the areas of the city that may need to be evacuated due to life safety-related threats from hurricane storm surge. These areas may be inundated by storm surge or isolated by storm surge waters. There are six zones, ranked by the risk of storm surge impact, with zone 1 being the most likely to flood. In the event of a hurricane or tropical storm, residents in these zones may be ordered to evacuate.
FEMA Flood Zones
Source: FEMA
The Digital Flood Insurance Rate Map (DFIRM) Database depicts flood risk information and supporting data used to develop the risk data. The primary risk classifications used are the 1-percent-annual-chance flood event (100-yr flood), the 0.2-percent-annual-chance flood event (500-yr flood, and areas of minimal flood risk. The DFIRM Database is derived from Flood Insurance Studies (FISs), previously published Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), flood hazard analyses performed in support of the FISs and FIRMs, and new mapping data, where available.
Projected Flood Zones (2020's, 2050's)
Source: New York City Panel on Climate Change, June 2013
These are the high estimate (90th Percentile) of the projections that the New York City Mayor's Office uses. Flood extent timeslices reflect a 10-year average centered around the given decade (i.e., the time period for the 2020s is from 2020-2029), and changes are expressed relative to the baseline period 2000 - 2004. Flood extent projections are rounded to the nearest inch. For a fuller description of this data see Climate Risk Information 2013
Power Plants
Source: US Energy Information Administration (EIA)
Data period: As of 2012 for some power plants, 2013 for others.
Operable electric generating plants in the United States by energy source. This includes all plants that are operating, on standby, or short- or long-term out of service with a combined nameplate capacity of 1 MW or more.
Fuel Terminals
Source: US Energy Information Administration (EIA), "EIA-815, Monthly Bulk Terminal and Blender Report."
Data period: As of March 2013 for some power plants, 2013 for others.
All operable bulk petroleum terminals located in the 50 States and the District of Columbia with a total bulk shell storage capacity of 50,000 barrels or more, and/or ability to receive volumes from tanker, barge, or pipeline. Survey locations adjusted using public data.
Natural Gas Pipelines
Source: US Energy Information Administration (EIA)
Data period: As of September 2013.
Major NGL pipelines in the United States. Layer includes interstate trunk lines and selected intrastate lines. Based on publicly available data from a variety of sources with varying scales and levels of accuracy.