NOAA experts to summarize 2017 U.S. high tide flooding
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.
NOAA sea level experts available to discuss NOAA’s State of High Tide Flooding and 2018 Outlook
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
Wed., June 6, 11:30 a.m. EDT
888-995-9566 U.S./Canada (toll-free)
1-630-395-0368 International (toll)