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Eastern Shore Hit Harder by Sea Level Rise


A new report finds that the Eastern Shore will be far more susceptible than other parts of the state to sea level rise if the emission of greenhouse gases continue to increase over the next 100 years.

That’s according to new projections by the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that according to the study around 3-thousand miles of tidal shoreline will experience daily flooding by the end of the century despite local efforts.

The paper reports that communities like Deal Island and Dorchester County have already been experiencing flooding and erosion.

The report found that measures for sea level rise will hit towns like Cambridge and Ocean City with a .2 and .3 foot higher increase than Baltimore by the end 2100.

Don Rush is the News Director at Delmarva Public Media. An award-winning journalist, Don reports major local issues of the day, from sea level rise, to urban development, to the changing demographics of Delmarva.