Environment

Damage Owing to Climate Change and Rising Sea Level

florida / February 1, 2016
Street damaged by rising water levels.
Street damaged by rising water levels.

One thing about visiting the same place for many years over time, is that you can notice changes. What is happening on the beautiful little street by the Marina in Delray is sad, but probably inevitable. Where they built seawalls, the Intracoastal doesn’t come up into yards, but the earth gets so saturated, that the brackish water from the Intracoastal seeps upward through the lawns of the houses right on this narrow section of the channel. The street is black-top and where the safety horses are, is undermined by the water. The debris shows where the water had risen at high tide. One property is uninhabitable because of the problem.