ASSESSING CURRENT AND FUTURE NUISANCE FLOOD FREQUENCY THROUGHOUT THE U.S. MID-ATLANTIC

  • David L. Kriebel
  • Gina R. Henderson

Abstract

Nuisance flooding, which causes public inconveniences such as frequent road closures, overwhelmed storm drains and compromised infrastructure (NOAA, 2017), has noticeably increased at multiple mid-Atlantic coastal locations in recent years. Multiple factors contribute to such flooding events, however mean seal level rise (MSLR) is a primary driver, due to its effect on increasing the exceedance probability of a given storm leading to flooding. Preliminary results show a tendency for a weakly non-Gaussian distribution of the extreme water level probability density function at multiple gage locations, which suggests that dimensionless extreme water level peaks (relative to the mean) will also be related between locations. Implications for both current and future nuisance flood frequency based on these distributions will be discussed.

References

Kriebel & Geiman (2014): A Coastal Flood Stage to Define Existing and Future Sea-Level Hazards. Journal of Coastal Research: Volume 30, Issue 5: pp. 1017 - 1024.

Kriebel, Geiman & Henderson (2015): Future Flood Frequency under Sea-Level Rise Scenarios. Journal of Coastal Research: Volume 31, Issue 5: pp. 1078 - 1083.

NOAA (2017): What is nuisance flooding? Accessed 31st August 2017, https://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/nuisance-flooding.html.

Published
2018-12-30
How to Cite
Kriebel, D. L., & Henderson, G. R. (2018). ASSESSING CURRENT AND FUTURE NUISANCE FLOOD FREQUENCY THROUGHOUT THE U.S. MID-ATLANTIC. Coastal Engineering Proceedings, 1(36), risk.106. https://doi.org/10.9753/icce.v36.risk.106