Sea Level Change, Nuisance Flooding, and Hurricane Scenarios
The Mid-Atlantic region is predicted to have some of the worst impacts of Sea Level Change (SLC) because of the combination of rise, subsidence, and relative position to the North Atlantic Gyre. With 3,190 miles of coast, Maryland SHA is prioritizing and mitigating the potential impact of SLC on SHA assets, as well as the increased impact of coastal flooding that will result. Using SLC projections, USGS studies, and NOAA tidal observations, the ESRGC provides SHA forecast intelligence on 2015, 2050, and 2100 scenarios, helping protect Maryland’s long-term investments.
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