Beach erosion after storm in Ocean City NJ


Sea Level Rise Results in Smaller Jersey Shore Storms to Cause Flooding

AMANDA OGLESBY / ASBURY PARK PRESS – A mild winter storm season left most New Jersey beaches and dunes in good condition for the summer tourist season, but smaller storms triggered coastal flooding, according to environmental officials.

The smaller winter storms, when combined with rising sea level, lead to eight flooding events along the Atlantic City coast over winter, said Jon Miller, a coastal processes specialist with the New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium, which views the area as a barometer for New Jersey’s coastal changes …