In Queens, Chronic Flooding and Sea-Level Rise Go Hand-in-Hand

And in the future, the problem of intermittent tidal flooding could eventually transform into the even more challenging problem of permanent flooding. “More than 12,000 of today’s New York City residents live in places that could be permanently flooded by a [sea level] rise of three feet, the vast majority along the shores of Jamaica Bay, Flushing Bay and eastern Staten Island,” according to a 2016 report from the Regional Plan Association. “Three feet could occur as early as the 2080s.”

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