This Past Week in WaterTank News:
Maui Beach Erosion ♦ Arizona Flood Plain ♦ Sea-Level Rise Tops Climate Agenda ♦ Beach Renourishment ♦ Climate Activist Priorities ♦ Miami Coral Killing could be a Warning ♦ Conservationist Coalitions Gaining Momentum
Herald Courier - Offshore sand could help deter beach erosion in west Maui.
Arizona Business Daily - U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and Reps. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) and Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) recently sent a letter to Assistant Secretary of the Army Jo-Ellen Darcy urging the Army Corps of Engineers to respond to Maricopa County Flood Control District’s request for assistance with its ecosystem restoration project, which could also help control flooding.
Tallahassee Democrat - A vital piece of Florida’s economy and livelihoods are hinging on historic actions this year by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Supreme Court of the United States. It’s a continuation of the Florida-Georgia water war – the one that’s been going on for decades.
Vineyard Gazette - Leading coastal scientists, managers and others will gather Monday for a daylong conference at the Harbor View Hotel looking at the Island’s changing coastline. Shifting sands at Katama and changing Island habitats top the agenda.
Climate Connections - Saltwater is washing into low-lying eastern North Carolina, radically altering habitats in national wildlife refuge. Oyster beds may help minimize erosion.
The Atlantic - A 5-foot rise would affect nearly 1,500,000 people and 350 schools. Will the city adapt its infrastructure in time?
Miami Herald - The dredging of PortMiami that killed more coral than originally estimated should serve as a warning that the U.S. Corps of Engineers needs to take a closer look at fragile reefs before it deepens Port Everglades, conservationists said Tuesday.
Climate Central - Few people will see the marshland that Beth Moseley helps spruce up during her volunteer outings to an industrial stretch of bayfront. Its hidden solitude from San Francisco’s hustle and bustle is one of the reasons she often visits the restored wetland to watch birds.
A Coalition of Nonprofit, Local Business Groups Plan Legal Action Against U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to Protect Threatened Reefs - May 31
Yuba Net - A coalition of environmental and SCUBA organizations joined together today to demand that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers provide mandatory, common-sense protections for nearby reefs during an upcoming, proposed dredging project to expand Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale. This is particularly urgent after widespread reef destruction during the dredging of the Port of Miami (PortMiami) last year.
SR Gazette - As beachgoers dodge renourishment equipment on Navarre Beach, just a few miles west, Gulf Islands National Seashore sits pristine and untouched.
The Conversation - Everglades National Park (ENP) is our only national wetland park, and one of the largest aquascapes in the world. Perhaps more than any other U.S. national park, ENP’s treasures are hard to defend. Lying at the southern end of an immense watershed the size of New Jersey, ENP is caught between the largest man-made water project in the world upstream and a rapidly rising ocean downstream.