Thanks to my friend Justin Falango for sending these shots of high tide on Miami Beach taken this morning. Keep in mind, it hasn’t rained in more than 24 hours.
31 street & Indian Creek Drive
31 street & Indian Creek Drive (same intersection as above)
This wasn’t caused by a huge rainstorm or hurricane, just a normal high tide in September. Our watertable reaches its highest level in October (due to the rainy season). Now this wouldn’t be a problem except that the Miami Beach storm drainage system is already at or below the high water level (and it is a gravity based system). It is very telling that on days like today, when it hasn’t rained, water creeps comes backward through the drain at high tide. Consider what will happen when it does rain. It won’t take a huge rainstorm (like the one this past June) to see the streets of Miami Beach completely under water. Welcome to the future present Miami Beach.
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