This Past Week in WaterTank News
Louisiana Receives $16M For Restoration Project ♦ Palo Alto Considering Sea Level Rise ♦ Seal Level Initiative Targets Gullah Communities ♦ Sarasota Cited In Study Predicting Hotter, More Flooded Florida ♦ Florida Architects Brace For Sea Level Rise ♦ Rising Seas Are Washing away US Towns ♦ Cape Cod Susceptible To Rising Seas ♦ Sea Level Rise A Health Threat ♦ State Says No To Wild Dunes Erosion Wall
The Advocate - Starting Aug. 1, the state can start drawing on a $16 million grant from the U.S. Department of the Treasury to design ways to reduce the amount of salt water getting into Calcasieu Lake through the ship channel, the state announced Friday.
The Mercury News - Many more Palo Alto homes and businesses than the 2,700 estimated to be vulnerable in a 100-year flood of San Francisquito Creek could be inundated if sea levels rise at least a foot, according to federal flood maps.
Savannah Now - Informing Gullah communities of slave descendants about the effects of sea level rise is part of a new initiative announced Thursday to help South Carolina coastal residents deal with climate change.
Bradenton Herald - The Sunshine State’s prime feature — the sun — is its best asset and worst enemy.
WSFU - Architects in the Sunshine State are bracing for changing coastlines.
Rising Seas Are Washing Away Two US Towns. How They're Responding Is A Matter Of Faith, Belief, and Money. - July 12
PRI - To stay or to go. It's a wrenching question low-lying coastal communities around the world are beginning to reckon with as climate change starts to push up global sea levels.
USGS - Cape Cod is vulnerable to rising water tables and, in some areas, groundwater inundation as a result of rising sea levels, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey study.
WLRN - The Health And Sea Level Rise: Impacts on South Florida report released Monday maps out sea-level rise projections alongside health data from Palm Beach County down to the Keys—and there were some surprises about who’s at risk.
The Post And Courier - Experimental removable seawalls have been ordered to be taken down in front of erosion-imperiled condos and houses in the Wild Dunes resort. Protecting the properties from severe beach erosion will be up to the messy piles of sandbags the walls were designed to replace.