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Sunday, July 23, 2017

Report: Eastern Shore Communities Could Deal With Chronic Flooding

BALTIMORE (WJZ)– The future is looking bleak for a number of Maryland coastal communities along the Eastern Shore, according to a report released by the Union of Concerned Scientists.

New findings suggest that between climate change and chronic flooding many of these areas could soon be dealing with even more frequent flooding.

Aside from Louisiana, Maryland is predicted to be severely impacted by rising seas.

The report suggests that between rising sea levels and severe flooding, many parts of the Eastern Shore will face “chronic inundation.” Which means communities will be frequently underwater, at least 26 times per year, according to the research.

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17 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is BS as far as Crisfield is concerned. My father is 78 years old and says the tides were higher when he was a boy than they are now.I can tell you we haven't seen any sea level changes here.

Anonymous said...

Stick your head in the sand at your peril. Great plan!

Anonymous said...

The bigger concern is not rising tides, but significant rainfall in spontaneous events.
The September 2016 flood in Salisbury was a 16 inch rainfall event in a 2 day period of time.
That is incredible!

The question is this: why is it raining so much in single events? It is happening all over the place. Remember the rain across the bay last year? It washed out a 200 year old town's foundations. I forget the name of the town . . . but it was a huge rain in one day. There are a lot of these events happening in the middle of the Country - in the Mississippi River valley. Entire towns being washed away by single day rain events.

These events are serious departures from historical norms. Why are they happening?

Anonymous said...

If Crisfield isn't there in 50 years, it will be because of the population exodus that began in the 70's not the tides.

Anonymous said...

We know what we know;
We can plan for what we know;
We can react to the plan for what we know;
And hope and do our best.

If it means replacing dunes/roads so be it.
If it means West OC, Ocean Pines becomes ocean front so be it.
We will do whats needs and whats best and move on.

Plus the priority of the day has been granted by Joe:
BUDDYS $20 AUCE!

Anonymous said...

12:19
Ellicott City?

Anonymous said...

1219-Significant weather events are not increasing in frequency. That's another falsehood being peddled by the media. Look up the numbers on flooding, tornadoes, and hurricanes over the past 150 years. Nothing out of the ordinary whatsoever.

Anonymous said...

Democrats will be glad to fix global warming with just a small tax increase.

Anonymous said...

John Paparella did a fabulous piece on flooding and how lack of maintenance of tributaries and ditches comes in to play locally. Maybe you could find it and link here. It would be an inexpensive fix that could alleviate or reduce some of the flooding.

Anonymous said...

1240
You are being gullible if you believe the government is going to provide access to real information on the internet. Ask an old person about the weather. They will tell you it has changed.

Something is afoot and it is being covered up in the MSM and by the government.

Anonymous said...

Those who know Ellicott City are aware that it's built on the upper walls of a riverbed cut through the rock by millions of years of water. It will drown again after a prolonged rain.

Anonymous said...

There is no doubt that the weather is different now than since 1970s when we were kids. I am certain of it and so are my parents. Everybody I know talks about the weather changes. There is much more wind now than in the past and rains are much less frequent but much more intense when they happen.

Anonymous said...

By the time Crisfield goes under I would be dead 100+years. We have heard this for years!All it the talk is liberal propaganda. They want more money for more imaginary programs so some professor can write a paper and get a grant to further the liberal agenda of climate change! All this started with Sandy and the hundred year storm! It's total junk science! No one has a crystal ball!

Anonymous said...

12:52 you are absolutely correct. As far as Salisbury and many other areas that flood on Delmarva; FIX the DRAINS...Create Better Drainage systems. Get with the program.

We had flooding 'back in the day'...A friend of mine who lives in Canal Woods said her area flooded terribly and they discovered the large drain pipes were FILLED and BLOCKED with Trash...Ok, fix it.

Anonymous said...

The fact of the matter is the bay isn't rising....land is sinking. A very easy way to tell is to look at fixed structures that have been in the water for 50 years or more. Look at the residue left behind from rising and ebbing tides......Those marks haven't moved an inch. They know this because divers regularly are checking out the pilings on the Bay Bridge. Especially the east bound one. When the bridge over the Sassafras river was replaced in the mid 80's the water level in the river as the exact same as it had been in 1917 when the original bridge was built. Satellite imagery tells us the ocean surfaces are the same level they were almost a 1000 years ago.

Anonymous said...

It's okay, we have boats!

Anonymous said...

A storm a couple weeks ago in Crisfield rained for 1 and a half hours and my buddies rain gauge showed 7 inches.