Nuisance flooding is a temporary inundation of low-lying areas caused during an exceptionally high tide events. Such flooding does not cause major property damage or threaten life. However, it is a major strain to vital infrastructure like roads, transport and sewers. It also reduces the quality of water by providing favourable conditions for vectors to thrive.
A new study by NASA predicts that the world may witness a rise in nuisance flooding in the mid-2030s because of ?wobble? in the Moon?s orbit and the rising sea levels caused by the global warming. This can lead to severe flooding in the next decade.
Written by IAS POINT