NOAA Predicts High-Tide Flooding In Boston To Escalate Next Year

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released a report projecting that Boston will see increased high-tide flooding going into next year.

Federal officials expect Boston will see around 11 to 18 days of "nuisance" flooding due to years of relative sea level increases.

High-tide flooding occurs when the average daily tide exceeds over 1.75 to 2 feet more than usual.

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Experts said the cause of high tide can be sparked from moon tide or changes in prevailing winds.

In the last 20 years high-tide flooding has increased by about 50% and 100% in the last 30 years, according to the NOAA.

The NOAA's report showed that across all of New England, Boston is expected to be hit the hardest by the projected increase.

WBZ NewsRadio's Kendall Buhl reports:

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