Flooding at West Street. Courtesy of MTA.Photographer/Mayoral Photography Office, City of New York or NYCDaily life imagery shot in rainy conditions in Columbus Circle during the morning commute on Monday, April 16, 2018. Benjamin Kanter/Mayoral Photo Office.Photographer/Mayoral Photography Office, City of New York or NYCStuyvesant Cove Flooding from East River surge. Source: NYC Risk Landscape.Rain falling on a person with an umbrella.  Courtesy of Mayor’s Office of Photography.


New York City has 520 miles of shoreline, bordering the ocean, rivers, inlets, canals, bays, and a harbor that is home to the largest port on the East Coast. Despite its advantages, having such an extensive waterfront also makes New York City’s large population vulnerable to many different types of flooding. Over time, climate change is likely to increase these flood risks.

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Flooding – Bibliography