21 Oct Sea Level Rise: Charleston Steps Up to the Challenge
Posted at 16:22h in Rising Sea Levels
Charleston steps up to challenge of flooding, sea level rise
THE POST AND COURIER / BY JOE RILEY – OCTOBER 18, 2015
The recent historic (1,000-year) siege of rain concurrent with extraordinarily high, astronomical (king) tides and the attendant flooding and community disruption makes timely a report on the city’s progress to address flooding as a result of rainfall and high tides. In addition to that, there is an accepted science that the sea level will continue to gradually rise (the sea level in Charleston has risen one foot in the last 100 years). I will discuss recent and ongoing efforts and how the future and sea level rise should be addressed.