Calling All Citizen Scientists, Join “Greenwich Flood Watchers”

According to a news blast from the Town of Greenwich on Friday, Greenwich’s coastal location makes it a prime target for the adverse effects of flooding.

Tod’s Point parking lot at high tide 3:47pm, Monday, Oct. 11, 2021 Photo: Leslie Yager

Town beaches, local roads, park areas, and tidal ponds are regularly submerged and the town’s conservation commission is partnering with Bruce Museum and AGU Thriving Earth Exchange to record these flooding events.

These harmful effects have already become more prevalent due to the impacts of climate change, and are expected to worsen further over the coming decades. 

  • When: The primary scope of this project is from now through December 31, 2021. 
  • Where: Coastlines, tidal ponds and parks, and other areas where flooding is present in Greenwich, CT
  • What: See below

The Town of Greenwich is asking citizens and neighbors of the town to help monitor local flooding events by taking photographs and uploading them through the MyCoast app

Note: Always be safe. Be careful when leaving your home during adverse weather conditions, and please mind local weather advisories.

Check out both the recent and historic flooding photo galleries here!