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USA threatened by more frequent flooding: Researchers show that the East Coast of the USA is slowly sinking into the sea | ScienceDaily

USA threatened by more frequent flooding: Researchers show that the East Coast of the USA is slowly sinking into the sea | ScienceDaily

The East Coast of the United States is threatened by more frequent flooding in the future. This is shown by a recent study by the Universities of Bonn, South Florida, and Rhode Island. According to this, the states of Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina are most at risk. Their coastal regions are being immersed by up to three millimeters per year — among other things, due to human intervention. The work is published in the journal Scientific Reports by the Nature Publishing Group.

Cities such as Miami on the East Coast of the USA are being affected by flooding more and more frequently. The causes are often not hurricanes with devastating rainfall such as Katrina, or the recent hurricanes Harvey or Irma. On the contrary: flooding even occurs on sunny, relatively calm days.

Source: USA threatened by more frequent flooding: Researchers show that the East Coast of the USA is slowly sinking into the sea | ScienceDaily