2014 State of Nuisance Tidal Flooding

US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[From Summary] NOAA water level gauges document an increasing frequency of tidal flooding around much of the U.S.,
which is driven primarily by local relative sea level rise.  Here, we update the number of days during 2014 with a “nuisance” tidal flood, which surpasses the local NOAA elevation threshold for minor impacts (e.g., road closures and diminished storm‐water drainage capability) established for emergency preparedness reasons…

With the strengthening of El Niño predicted over 2015, nuisance flooding may become especially problematic along the West and East Coasts based upon historical patterns…


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s