Orrin Pilkey’s Op Ed

Rain Over Charleston 60_ x 36_ oil on canvas unframed Mary Edna Fraser 2020 copy

Rain Over Charleston, 60″ x 36″ oil on canvas by Mary Edna Fraser 2020

With eighty nine flooding events in our city in 2019, sea level rise affects all of us. My boss, Orrin Pilkey, weighs in with the Post & Courier on what taking action to protect Charleston for future generations will look like. “For Charleston, responding to sea level rise will not be an easy task. A huge variety of shoreline types, with widely varying exposure to waves, storm surges and tides constitute the seaward edge of the city. Because the entire Charleston area is flat and at low elevation, it already has a flooding problem. Sea level rise will only exacerbate it. Different solutions to flooding will be needed in differing parts of the city.” Read Pilkey’s op ed here.

Coastal Conservation League has been keeping people informed on the Corp of Engineers plans for a sea wall and are asking for your comments here.


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