If Charleston is to be resilient to future flooding, we must commit to understanding the multi-faceted problem. We know the issue is not only related to sea level rise. The amalgam of causes also includes:
- Antiquated infrastructure
- Frequent extreme weather-related events
- Higher groundwater tables
- Increased precipitation
All contributors to flooding in our city are and will continue to be monitored and evaluated.
Learn About Local Flooding Causes
Flooding is caused by many factors, which often combine simultaneously to form a complex, multi-faceted challenge.
Learn more about why Charleston floods when it rains (PDF).
Learn more about how high tides affect our drainage systems.
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