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NOAA experts to summarize 2017 U.S. high tide flooding

2018 outlook also to be discussed
June 1, 2018
Nuisance flooding along the Potomac River in Alexandria, Virginia, during a Spring 2016 "Supermoon."

On June 6, NOAA will release its 2017 State of High Tide Flooding and a 2018 Outlook. The study looks at coastal high tide flooding around the U.S. based on new, national flooding thresholds and focuses on more impactful floods affecting some communities. Also, this year’s outlook has been expanded from 28 tide stations to include more than 100 locations.

High tide flooding, sometimes referred to as nuisance flooding, is coastal flooding that leads to public inconveniences such as road closures. It is becoming increasingly common as sea levels rise. 

NOAA’s Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services  has released an outlook on coastal high tide flooding with NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information every year since 2014.

WHAT:
NOAA sea level experts available to discuss NOAA’s State of High Tide Flooding and 2018 Outlook

WHO:
William Sweet, Ph.D., oceanographer, NOAA’s Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services

Gregory Dusek, Ph.D., chief scientist, NOAA’s Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services

WHEN:
Wed., June 6, 11:30 a.m. EDT

WHERE:
By phone:
888-995-9566 U.S./Canada (toll-free)
1-630-395-0368 International (toll)  
Passcode: "TIDES"

Contact
Keeley Belva, 301-643-6463
Dianna Parker, 240-533-0487