Category Archives: flooding

Post-Irene Report

I love Irene, God knows I do I’ll love her till the seas run dry And if Irene turns her back on me I’d take morphine and die Irene goodnight, Irene goodnight Goodnight Irene, goodnight Irene I’ll see you in … Continue reading

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Coastal erosion abatement? It happened.

An interesting case in Newburyport, MA sees a handful of homes receiving 15% property tax abatements for loss of property and the “environmental stigma” of eroding shorelines. “the evidence reflects that conditions on or reported about severe erosion on Plum … Continue reading

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FEMA stresses climate change impacts a THIRD time

How many times does a federal agency have to say something before it is taken seriously?  Apparently, three times over multiple decades may not be enough.  Recently, a New York Times article titled “Flood-Prone Land Likely to Increase by 45% … Continue reading

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What happens to a nourished beach in a storm?

A nourished beach is a carefully designed engineering project with many positive synergistic effects, not a simple dump of sand on the berm.  Unfortunately, many projects are perceived to have failed in a storm only because the dynamics and intent … Continue reading

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Beach nourishment does more

If you head to the beach this summer, you may encounter areas of our coast that have experienced severe erosion.  What can be done to restore beaches?  Well, some of the sand that has been stripped from the beach by … Continue reading

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‘Fighting a losing battle with the sea’ – Woods Hole Group quoted in The Boston Globe

Woods Hole Group Vice President and coastal engineer Bob Hamilton was quoted in a recent article in the Boston Globe on sea-level rise and the status of coastal protection structures in Massachusetts. In 2009, the state commissioned an inventory of … Continue reading

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American Cities and the Rising Sea

Sea level rise gives climate change an address. via American Cities and the Rising Sea : Blog : Climate Central. Climate Central recently collaborated with researchers at the University of Arizona to produce a map of vulnerabilities to sea level … Continue reading

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