Hudson River, New York

Climate change has also led to elevated sea levels and has caused worse hurricanes to make landfall each year. This extreme difference has resulted in the building of storm surges to keep the water levels of getting too high. In effect, this has led to the reduction of water supply to the Hudson River.

Conservationists have said that there are better ways to save the low-lying areas of New York that do not involve storm surges. Their placement disrupts the natural flow of the currents and actually causes pollution to gather and stew at the river of the mouth.