This Past Week in WaterTank News
Maryland Leading Charge On Oyster Programs ♦ North Carolina Sea Level Report An Important Tool ♦ Diversions To Balance Land and Fisheries ♦ Philadelphia Faces Four-Foot Flooding ♦ $10M Contest Could Fix Algae Problem ♦ Nature An Effective Answer For Coastal Resilience ♦ Coastal Erosion Spurs Fishing Rights Fight
The Baltimore Sun - Efforts to restore or expand oyster colonies are underway around the coastal U.S.A look at some of them:
fayobserver - In response to the opinion piece "Why N.C. can't ignore the rising sea" (June 19), I strongly disagree with the characterization of the report on sea level rise and Orrin Pilkey's assertion that North Carolina has not done proper planning in response to future sea-level rise.
The Times Picayune - New sediment diversions planned by the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority to rebuild rapidly eroding wetlands must balance land-building potential with their effects on fisheries and wildlife, an independent team of scientists said Thursday (July 21).
State Impact - Rising seas and future storms are likely to flood some areas of greater Philadelphia to a depth of four feet or more above the current high tide line by 2040, according to a new climate report released on Thursday.
Sun Sentinel - As toxic algae blooms foul Florida waterways, Everglades advocates Thursday started accepting contestants for a $10 million prize for solving water pollution woes.
Triple Pundit - As sea-levels rise and weather-related threats continue to increase, opportunities emerge for people and local governments to build “living shorelines.”
4WWL - The new $1.5 million public boat launch below the Leeville Toll Bridge is a convenient spot for fishing guides to take sporting tourists to catch redfish, speckled trout, flounder and even out to the open Gulf to catch yellowfin tuna.