What if a Surge Similar to "Sandy" Affected Washington DC?
It has now been more than a decade since the last significant surge event affecting Washington, DC. Knowledge of the flood threat in such a high-profile area is vital for preparedness, planning and coordination. This study addresses this issue by superimposing the level of surge observed in Sandy in the New York City area onto an elevation model covering Washington, DC. An analysis of areas affected in such a surge is also presented, along with historical perspective comparing this scenario to other previous and potential events affecting the District of Columbia.