NEWS NOTES ON SUSTAINABLE WATER RESOURCES  Increases in Coastal Flooding ; This information is from the National Environmental Education Foundation, and was prepared by Nick Bradford.   Changes in our climate are increasing the risk and frequency of flooding for coastal communities in the United States. Rising sea levels, changes in precipitation, and increased rates of storm surges and erosion are increasing the vulnerability to flooding for coastal ecosystems, communities, and water and energy infrastructures. For example, areas of New York City could be flooded by several feet of water during strong storms with projected rates in sea level rise.  Coastal flooding usually occurs during seasonal high tides and storms that push water toward the shore. However, as sea levels are rising, floods in coastal communities are increasingly occurring on days with less extreme tides or little wind, even on sunny days. Impacts of coastal flooding may include frequent road closures, reduced storm water drainage capacity, deterioration of infrastructure, and intrusion of saltwater to drinking water. These impacts can also affect human health—for example, deterioration of water infrastructure and saltwater intrusion may put people at risk of being exposed to pathogens and harmful  A graph and map are included that shows the potential for flooding at a number of cities in the U.S. The sources of information are EPA, NOAA, and the U.S. Global Change Research Program.  This information will also be linked on the 2019 Reports Page 02 of the Sustainable Water Resources Site at ;