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The Eastern Shore Needs to Plan for Rising Sea Level by Dick Cooper

Quiet ly and quite unnot iced, the high tide comes within inches of topping the docks of the Miles R iver Yacht Club’s mar ina on a recent morning. Inside the club’s ballroom, Brian Ambrette is setting up his PowerPoint presentation to illustrate his talk to the St. Michaels Men’s Breakfast Group about the impact of sea-level rise on the area. No unusual atmosphere conditions are looming as the water

laps at the supports of the club’s dock bar, named “Isabel’s” for the 2003 storm that destroyed its predecessor. It is just one more high tide in what is rapidly becoming the new normal for the world in general and the Chesapeake Bay in specific. Ambrette, the coastal resilience specialist for the Eastern Shore Land Conservancy, is a modern-day Noah of sorts. He is at the yacht club to share information about the

Brian Ambrette talks to the St. Michaels Men's Breakfast Group. 27

June 2016 ttimes web magazine  

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