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.