COASTAL STORM SURGE INFLUENCE ON NUISANCE FLOODING IN BROWARD COUNTY, FLORIDA

Ashley Kauppila, Christopher Bender, Hunter Bredesen

Abstract


The Hollywood Lakes area in Hollywood, Florida, and Las Olas Boulevard area of Fort Lauderdale, Florida experience nuisance flooding, or “sunny day” flooding, during extreme high tides. This flooding causes damage to residential and commercial properties and to critical municipal infrastructure. The influences of rising sea levels, extreme rainfall events, and coastal storm surge compound these flooding events, Hollywood and Fort Lauderdale form part of eastern Broward County, a densely populated area in South Florida bordered on the east by the Atlantic Ocean and on the west by the Everglades. Numerous drainage canals connect the Everglades wetlands and the coastal urban area, with typical elevations of 5-10 ft-NAVD. Porous limestone groundwater substrate further contributes to complex local hydrology.

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Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)/ (2016): South Florida Storm Surge Project Deliverable 2: Validation Report. Prepared for FEMA Region IV. BakerAECOM, LLC.




DOI: https://doi.org/10.9753/icce.v36.currents.2