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“Sunny day flooding” along the Carolina coasts shows the rapid rise of sea level

Sea levels along the Carolina coasts are rising at the rate of about an inch a year. This is much faster than scientists expected it to rise, and it is causing a lot of problems with flooding on days when there is no flooding caused by weather events, just by unusually high tides like king tides related to full moons. This is called “sunny day flooding”. For example, fifty years ago Charleston saw just four days of flooding per year, but in 2016 they experienced 50 days of flooding instead.  You can read more about it and watch a video at the News&Observer at http://www.newsobserver.com/news/technology/article210413904.html.

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