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Coastal Flooding Increase

Global sea level rise has elevated tidal systems, causing tides to reach higher and extend significantly further inland along low-lying coastlines. Small vertical increases in sea level can translate into large increases in horizontal reach by storm surge. Coastal flooding is also a problem on storm-free days. High tides are getting higher, leading to an increase in what's known as "nuisance flooding", or flooding during high tides that leads to public inconveniences such as road closures.

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