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Flooding

By adamg - 10/14/20 - 11:14 am

DCR is advising that high tides between Thursday and next Wednesday could force shutdowns of Morrissey Boulevard as Mother Nature reminds us what happens when you literally build roads at sea level.

By adamg - 7/10/20 - 12:18 am
Fay from space

Fay at 9:50 p.m. Source.

Friday morning update: Fay's path has shifted enough that the NWS has taken down its flash-flood watch for eastern Mass.

The National Weather Service has posted a flash flood watch for the entire state for Friday afternoon through Saturday as tropical storm Fay approaches: Read more.

By adamg - 3/4/19 - 11:48 am
By adamg - 2/16/19 - 4:52 pm

Photo by MBTA.

The MBTA today tested "tiger dams" as a way to keep harbor water from cascading down the Long Wharf entrance to the Aquarium Blue Line stop in future nor'easters and other water-raising floods.

By adamg - 10/17/18 - 10:13 am
How to protect Seaport Boulevard from flooding

Creative seawalls could protect Seaport Boulevard and provide new seating for pedestrians.

The city today released plans for keeping rising seas from reclaiming all the parts of South Boston that sit on fill - which is much of the neighborhood. Read more.

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By adamg - 9/18/18 - 12:30 pm
Flooding in Norwood

Mama and the National Weather Service warned us there'd be days like this. Tony Ursillo shows us some flash flooding in Norwood, of the sort the NWS sent out a warning about. Read more.

By adamg - 7/17/18 - 7:11 pm
Flooding Muddy River

Claire Blechman walked along the Muddy River in Brookline after the storm lightened up a bit.

The normally placid brook was not the only place to have flooding during the second storm round: Read more.

By adamg - 3/4/18 - 10:39 pm

The MBTA is cautioning that coastal commuter-rail lines - Greenbush, Newburyport/Rockport, and Kingston/Plymouth - count on needing extra time to get to work tomorrow as after-effects of the nor'easter continue. Read more.

By adamg - 3/4/18 - 5:21 pm
Climate change protesters

Adam Castiglioni watched members of the Boston Climate Action Network hold a rally to demand Boston do more about rising seas outside the Aquarium T stop, a couple days after the T sandbagged the entrance and closed the station because of the once-in-a-generation flooding that has now happened twice in two months.

Meanwhile, over at the Aquarium itself: Read more.

By adamg - 3/3/18 - 5:13 pm
Woman shoots waves on Lynn Shore Drive

Rick Macomber watched the waves slam into the Lynn seawall - and a person who'd moved in for a closer view today. He reports the road was shut for awhile because of all the water.

By adamg - 3/3/18 - 4:54 pm
Swan in Dorchester

Kelly Lewis reports at least one swan found a flooded Morrissey Boulevard to its liking today.

By adamg - 3/3/18 - 2:58 pm
Flooding at Castle Island

Tyrantill was out at Castle Island as the 12:05 p.m. high tide rolled in - making the cupola on the Sugar Bowl unreachable for anybody without a kayak. The tide also came rushing in further along the South Boston shore: Read more.

By adamg - 3/2/18 - 5:03 pm

Rhiannon D'Angelo watched the rising tide batter the condos at the end of Union Wharf in the North End around 11 a.m.

By adamg - 3/2/18 - 2:22 pm
Bicycling in Boston Harbor

Stephen Breyer watched a bicyclist make his way through Boston Harbor in Christopher Columbus Park today.

By adamg - 3/2/18 - 1:50 pm

Boston Harbor tides hit a peak of 14.67 ft at 11:12 a.m., per NWS data, so no record breaker, but we've 2 more high tides to try to go over the 15.13 ft record set on Jan. 4. But the latest NWS forecasts now call for a high of no more than 14.9 feet, at midnight tonight.

By adamg - 3/2/18 - 1:07 pm
Man kayaking down Lewis Street in East Boston

Steve Holt watched one of his neighbors kayak down Lewis Street in East Boston at high tide today.

Also in East Boston: Read more.

By adamg - 3/2/18 - 9:36 am
Seaport parking lot to become Amazon tower

From developer's filing: Prone to flooding.

The new Amazon tower proposed for the Seaport - and a second one that it might have built next to it - would sit on a lot that is prone to flooding and is full of hazardous chemicals left over from its days as a rail yard. Read more.

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