St. Armands

Residents Association

Rising Sea Level

St. Armands Key is a low lying island in Sarasota Bay.  Most residential sites are only five to seven feet above the mean high tide.  New construction must now be built with most living space being elevated from grade resulting in taller houses.  A rising sea level will affect the ability of people to live here and will increase the chance of water damage from the storm surge caused by hurricanes.  

August 13, 2020

February 15, 2022

January 2, 2024

Email from the Executive Director of the Sarasota Bay Estuary Program:  click here

Key excerpt:

As a quick way to summarize what this might mean for us, our tidal range is about 18” here, on average. Which means, in the year 2050, the average sea level will be about where today’s high tide is, and the average high tide in the year 2050 will be about 9 inches stacked on top of that.

St. Armands Residents Association

P.O. Box 2482, Sarasota, FL  34230

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