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- High-tide, “sunny day,” or “nuisance” flooding is a problem on the east, west, and Great Lakes coasts of the United States.
- Federal agencies like NOAA and USGS work to collect the data required for the best predictions of future coastal conditions.
- The issue of adaptation is as much a social issue as it is a technical one—it will require scientists and communities to come together to understand priorities and possible solutions.
- We are beginning to see science as a basis for flood policy across the country, a promising sign for our nation’s future.
Read the Surging Waters recommendations to address this and other types of flooding impacting the United States.
Learn more about how different states are impacted by this and other types of flooding, and what you can do to help build flood resilience, by selecting the state resources below.