Tidal Flooding and Sea Level Rise

As sea level rises higher over the next 15 to 30 years, tidal flooding is expected to occur more often, cause more disruption, and even render some areas unusable — all within the time frame of a typical home mortgage.

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Credit: Courtesy of Union of Concerned Scientists, Tidal Flooding and Sea Level Rise: The Growing Impacts of Global Warming, originally published in Union of Concerned Scientists, 2014 (CC-BY-SA 4.0)
Bjorn Grigholm, animation; Kristina Dahl, data analysis; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Tides and Currents, tide gauge data; and Climate Central Surging Seas Risk Finder, local sea level projections. Image credits: Island Gazette Newspaper, Willard Killough III; Puddleduck Photo, Tim Hayes; Virginian Pilot, Stephen M. Katz; West 12th Block Road Association, Peter Mahoun.