This Past Week In WaterTank News
Shore Projects Buy Time For Tougher Challenge ♦ Defying The Tides That Threaten San Francisco ♦ Hermine's Erosion Still A Problem For Jersey Towns ♦ Sea-Level Rise Affect On Septic Systems ♦ Using Underwater Drones To Predict Hurricanes ♦ New York's Bleak Future ♦ Messages In The Sand From Hurricane Sandy ♦ How Sea Grant Programs Aid Coastal Parishes ♦ Lake Michigan Towns Struggle With Erosion
NJ.Com - Tropical Storm Hermine may be long gone, but some Shore towns in New Jersey are still feeling the effects and planning for future storms while they continue to wait for beach replenishment.
Shore Protection Projects Buy Time For Tougher Challenge - September 9
Our View - When the state on Saturday announced a federally funded, $55 million dune system for storm protection of Absecon Island municipalities, nature provided the perfect prop - a tropical storm bearing down on the region.
Defying The Tides - September 8
San Francisco Chronicle - The steep mesa of dirt that looms where Candlestick Park once stood exemplifies how concerns about climate change and sea level rise are beginning to reshape some of the most valuable land on San Francisco’s waterfront.
Eco' RI News - A team of researchers from the University of Rhode Island is recommending that state and federal officials rethink the regulations for the installation and management of home septic systems, especially in coastal zones, in light of research they conducted that demonstrated that warming temperatures and rising sea levels will reduce the effectiveness of conventional septic systems.
CBS News - As Hermine worked its way up the East Coast, scientists deployed several underwater drones they say will help them better understand what sustains and strengthens- and ultimately better protect life and property.
This Is New York In The Not-So-Distant Future - September 7
New York Magazine - Klaus Jacob, a German professor affiliated with Columbia’s University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, is a geophysicist by profession and a doomsayer by disposition.
Messages In The Sand From Hurricane Sandy - September 7
DIVDS - Days after Hurricane Sandy hit the Atlantic Coast of the United States in 2012, coastal engineers with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District were walking the beaches to see the damages.
How Sea Grant Program Works To Aid Coastal Parishes - September 7
Daily Comet - Louisiana Sea Grant's director delivered a presentation tonight showing how its research works to aid Terrebonne and Lafourche residents in the fight against flooding and coastal erosion.
Los Angeles Times - If a more permanent solution isn't found to address Lake Michigan's eroding shoreline and shrinking beaches, the leaders of coastal communities fear their economies and tourism may suffer — particularly in towns along the North Shore, the affluent suburbs north of Chicago.