2009 High-Water Event (image) Virginia Institute of Marine Science Caption High-water associated with intra-seasonal variability affects Carolina Beach, North Carolina on June 22, 2009. Credit Photo courtesy of Sweet, Zervas, and Gill. Usage Restrictions One-time use only. Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.