Annapolis, Maryland - June 05, 2016: A huge puddle sits in front of the Harbor Master's office on Dock Street in Historic Annapolis Sunday Morning June 5th, 2016. The puddle is an example of nuisance flooding and was exacerbated by the morning's perigean spring tide.
A perigean spring tide brings nuisance flooding to Annapolis, Md. These phenomena -- colloquially know as a "King Tides" -- happen three to four times a year and create the highest tides for coastal areas, except when storms aren't a factor. Annapolis is extremely susceptible to nuisance flooding anyway, but the amount of nuisance flooding has skyrocketed in the last ten years. Scientists point to climate change for this uptick.
CREDIT: Matt Roth for The New York Times
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