Thursday, June 14, 2018

The Naval Academy is getting ready for sea-level rise

In Annapolis, Maryland, where the Severn River enters Chesapeake Bay, the historic U.S. Naval Academy sits nearly surrounded by water. And that water is rising.
Floodwaters in a Naval Academy building were caused
 by storm surge from Hurricane Isabel in 2003.
John Conger, a former official in the Department of Defense, directs the Center for Climate and Security, a nonpartisan think tank.

Conger: “Annapolis encounters flooding on a regular basis. This impacts the base today and will impact it more in the future.”

As seas rise, high tides are expected to regularly flood sections of the Academy, and as much as half of the campus could be flooded when hurricanes strike.

Read the story by Diana Madson from Yale Climate Connections - “The Naval Academy is getting ready for sea-level rise.”

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