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Observed and Projected Annual Number of Tidal Floods for Wilmington, NC

Figure 33.7


This figure appears in chapter 33 of the NOAA-led State Summaries 2019 report.

Number of tidal flood days per year for the observed record (orange bars) and projections for two possible futures: lower emissions (light blue) and higher emissions (dark blue) per calendar year for Wilmington, NC. Sea level rise has caused an increase in tidal floods associated with nuisance-level impacts. Nuisance floods are events in which water levels exceed the local threshold (set by NOAA’s National Weather Service) for minor impacts, such as road closures and overwhelmed storm drains. The greatest number of tidal flood days (all days exceeding the nuisance level threshold) occurred in 2014 and 2015 at Wilmington. Projected increases are large even under a lower emissions pathway. Near the end of the century, under both emissions pathway, some models project tidal flooding every day of the year. To see these and other projections under additional emissions pathways, please see the supplemental material at [https://statesummaries.ncics.org/pdfs/TidalFloods.pdf](https://statesummaries.ncics.org/pdfs/TidalFloods.pdf). Source: NOAA NOS.

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