NOAA Report on Sea Level Rise and Nuisance Flooding

Coastal Flooding Risk

Sea Level Rise and Nuisance Flooding

 

Nuisance flooding, the result of rising sea levels, causes public inconveniences such as frequent road closures, overwhelmed storm drains, and compromised infrastructure. A recent NOAA report documents that this type of flooding along U.S. coasts has increased between 300 and 925 percent since the 1960s. 

 

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