Tidal Flooding to increase over the next 30 years
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The Union of Concerned Scientists has been gathering data and evidence of increasing flooding along the eastern and Gulf coasts due to rising sea levels. If you look at the US population distribution, you see that this will affect a large percentage of our people. We already know that New Orleans is below sea level, but most of coastal Florida is below ten feet above sea level. The Tidal flooding page shown above discusses how flooding will occur regularly based on monthly tide schedules. This site ( http://coast.noaa.gov/digitalcoast/tools/slr) has a map of the US illustrating how rising sea levels will impact land area.
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