14 August 2014

Lower Raritan River: Reslilent?

Here are a few of my Hurricane Irene photos from August '11 on the banks:

 After Superstorm Sandy, I didn't get river photos, but found some from nearby in Highland Park. Downed trees and gas lines. Is the watershed ready for more?

And make sure you take the way back machine to 1999 and look at Dr. John Hasse's scrapbook photos of the flooding from hurricane Floyd.

The Star-Ledger ran a graphic several years ago that shows areas of New Jersey that would be most impacted by sea level rise. Sure, the beach communities are going to get wet. I hear that it floods in Monmouth beach everytime it gets cloudy. And Atlantic City will be "elevation challenged". But look how far inland the impacts are on the Raritan. And Middlesex County spent all that money on its new marina.

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