This Past Week In WaterTank News
Lack Of Flood Insurance Hinders Recovery ♦ WRDA 2016 Headed For Negotiations ♦ Minimal Erosion From Hurricane Matthew ♦ Can Coastal Wetlands Survive Sea Level Rise? ♦ What Cities Are Most At Risk For Sea Level Rise ♦ $50B Plan To Save Louisiana Coast Gets Rewrite ♦ The Beach Boondoggle ♦ Stopping Sea-Level Rise From Swamping New Jersey
Claims Journal - Waist-deep floodwaters from Hurricane Matthew coursed down the street in Pooler and seeped under Lori Galemore’s doors, swamping the carpets and furniture as she and her three sons retreated upstairs, where they stayed until firefighters arrived by boat.
Global Trade - The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) is focusing on three key priorities for the 2016 Water Resources Development Act, or WRDA, in advance of it being finalized by a House-Senate conference committee.
Beach Erosion From Hurricane Matthew Minimal - October 17
Palm Beach Daily News - The beaches fared well during Hurricane Matthew, Coastal Coordinator Rob Weber told the Town Council last week.
Can Coastal Wetlands Survive Sea Level Rise - October 15
Summit County Citizens Voice - Ecologically critical tidal wetlands along the U.S. Gulf Coast are being swallowed up by rising sea level and coastal development, but they expand inland if planners consider climate change in their equations.
The Guardian - Current projections of global average sea level rise are now expected to double by 2100, which would be severely damaging – if not disastrous – for many of the world’s coastal cities, from Ho Chi Minh City and Mumbai to New Orleans and Miami.
The Beach Boondoggle - October 12
The New York Times - Hurricane Matthew was not a megadisaster like Superstorm Sandy or Hurricane Katrina, but if precedent holds, simply rebuilding the beaches may cost federal taxpayers billions of dollars.
Making Sure Sea-Level Rise Doesn't Swamp New Jersey - October 12
NJ Spotlight - By 2050, it is likely that coastal areas of the state will experience sea-level rise between 1 and 1.8 feet, increasing the impact of coastal storms, according to projections in two reports prepared by Rutgers University for the New Jersey Climate Adaption Alliance.