Mid-Atlantic has largest rise in nuisance flooding since the 1960s

July 29, 2014 3:22 PM

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Sea level rise is increasing the number of nuisance flooding events on all three U.S. coasts, and the largest increase in these events is happening right here in the Mid-Atlantic, according to a report released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Annapolis, Md. and Baltimore, Md. have by far seen the highest percent increase in nuisance flooding events since the 1960s. The study, which analyzed data from 45 water level gauges around the country, found that the number of these events in Annapolis has increased 925%. Baltimore has seen an incr...

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