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Our Coasts

June 17, 2020

USGS Coastal Change Hazards research provides scientific tools to protect lives, property, and the economic well being of the Nation. The mission of the USGS Coastal Change Hazards Program is to provide research and tools to protect lives, property, and the economic well-being of the Nation. This is a story map that introduces the value of our coasts and the threats they face with global change.

The inlet, which reopened during Hurricane Sandy, shows dramatic change in the year between the two photos
Oblique aerial photographs of Old Inlet, New York. View looking east along the Long Island shore. The inlet, which reopened during Hurricane Sandy, shows dramatic change in the year between the two photos. Most notably, the flood tidal delta (green arrow) has become larger and more emergent. The yellow arrow in each image points to the same feature.

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