A better way to prepare for coastal flooding
Tidewatch Charts© provide an effective way to visualize and predict the magnitude and impacts of coastal flooding at specific locations within the Chesapeake Bay and along Virginia's seaside Eastern Shore. The Tidewatch Map© brings these data to your landscape by extrapolating flood levels between chart locations.
A related data product—VIMS' StormSense network—extends the utility of Tidewatch inland by deploying water-level sensors in flood-prone coastal areas away from the full effect of the tide.
Access observations and forecasts for Tidewatch stations using the links or Google Map below, or view a single graph that compares water-level forecasts among all the Chesapeake Bay stations. The Google Map provides access to selected StormSense locations as well.
- Back River Dandy Haven Marina (BRDH): raw data
- Bishops Head, MD (BISH)
- Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel (CBBT)
- Jamestown Ferry Pier (JMTN)
- Kiptopeke (KIPT)
- Lewisetta, VA (LEWI)
- Money Point (MNPT)
- Sewell's Point (SWPT)
- Wachapreague (WACH)
- Windmill Point (WMPT)
- Yorktown Coast Guard Training Center (YRCG)
View VIMS Tidewatch Network in a larger map
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