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Not a cloud in the sky, but Long Wharf still sees flooding

Flooded Long Wharf

Shortly after high tide, around 1:15 this afternoon, Jonathan Berk photographed seawater "coming up through the storm drain on a perfectly sunny day" way back on Long Wharf, by the Chart House.

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Will be known as short wharf in the future.

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It's a puddle. Don't see any flooding.

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Usually puddles come from rain, not from below ground...

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It isn't just high tides or spring tides, etc. It is higher tides and springier tides, and the most serious increases in tidal flooding are on the east coast of the US: Link to story with other links

We will see what sort of tides Teddy brings to the Bay of Fundy.

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For the record, everything down there is subject to the tides. The basement (unoccupied) of the nearby Long Wharf Custom House floods twice a day. The sewers and utility manholes do as well. The Custom House incorporated this tidal flooding into it's original design back in the 1800s.

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The basement (unoccupied) of the nearby Long Wharf Custom House floods twice a day.

The Custom House incorporated this tidal flooding into it's original design back in the 1800s

Nah.. they dug a basement during extremely low tide and starting building the house. When it flooded they were like fuggetaboutit and just kept it :p

(some snark here.. but ya know, I've lived in enough old house to know that many times things are just the way they are because someone some "fukkit" it some point during the construction.)

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Snark apprecitated, and lest I besmirch the Chart House, I was talking about the Custom House next door.

I'm not up on the Chart House basement conditions, or if it even has one!

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Is the darkest restaurant I've ever been in. Might as well be the moistest.

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Water taxis will be able to pull up to the Marriot front door for a trip to the airport!

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You're making a funny, right?

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I am more impressed than you guys.

Storm drains are not very complicated, that "puddle" is the *new* sea level during a non-storm high tide, things are are going to start to change quickly.

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