Maryland Coastal Flooding

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Climate change causing more nuisance flooding in Maryland

Today, Maryland has 81,000 people at risk of coastal flooding. By 2050, an additional 38,000 people are projected to be at risk due to sea level rise.

Atlantic hurricane season is seeing more major storms

Sea level threats down to zip code

Type a coastal place name in Maryland and find local projections, maps and potential impacts on people, infrastructure, and much more with our interactive tool.

As climate change continues to drive sea level even higher, the extra punch that it gives to tides and storm surges will just get stronger. That extra strength will vary from one part of the country to another.

The sea level rise required to reach these levels would most likely play out over centuries — but we set the path today.

There are human fingerprints on thousands of U.S. coastal floods.

84.3 million gallons of sewage spilled in Maryland after Hurricane Sandy.

What's Happening with Coastal Flooding?

Maryland

Maryland: Rain Causes 82 Percent of All Sewage Overflows

Increasing heavy downpours, fueled by climate change, cause millions of gallons of sewage overflows nationwide.... More

North Carolina

Sinking Atlantic Coastline Meets Rapidly Rising Seas

New research using GPS and prehistoric data has shown that nearly the entire coast is affected, from Massachusetts to Florida and parts of Maine... More

Virginia

Sea Level Rise Could Help Marshes Ease Flooding

Newly published modeling shows that a looming acceleration in sea level rise could further accelerate the spread of marshes worldwide... More

Pennsylvania

U.S. Airports Face Increasing Threat From Rising Seas

The threat isn't that sea level rise will gradually breach the defenses surrounding each airport. Instead, at least during the next few decades, scientists say that sea level rise will be more of an enabler of storm-surge flooding, making it easier for even minor storms to produce more damaging surges and flooding... More

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