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Sat Dec 8, 2012, 10:23 AM

 

The barrier islands of New Jersey.

My sister lives on one, a small house about 10 house in from the ocean. What was there before, a huge dune, boardwalk and houses are mostly gone. The dune is gone. The elevation change from the water's edge to her house has been almost erased.

This would be the time to draw a line and not rebuild in in the area from the center of the island to the ocean.

Barrier islands serve a purpose. It's not for packing houses on them.

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Reply The barrier islands of New Jersey. (Original post)
Safetykitten Dec 2012 OP
In_The_Wind Dec 2012 #1
dipsydoodle Dec 2012 #2
Frustratedlady Dec 2012 #3
Tippy Dec 2012 #4
Frustratedlady Dec 2012 #7
Ilsa Dec 2012 #5
onethatcares Dec 2012 #6

Response to Safetykitten (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 10:30 AM

1. The barrier islands should be rebuilt to protect the inland shores.

I've spent many years birdwatching along the entire eastern seacoast. The coastline needs to be protected from future storm surges. Our wetlands are a fragile part of what we need to sustain the balance of life.

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Response to Safetykitten (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 10:40 AM

2. Flood plains shouldn't be built on either.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 11:07 AM

3. The rivers need to be dredged. I can't recall the last time the Mississippi was.

They used to dredge sections and throw it back on the bank, which held back a lot of the flooding. The Corps decided it was too expensive, but how much does a flood cost?

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Response to Frustratedlady (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 11:32 AM

4. Dredging is on going on the Mississippi...

they have to keep the river open for the barges....

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Response to Tippy (Reply #4)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 07:30 PM

7. Around here, I haven't seen them.

I'm in Iowa on the Mississippi and we have barges, but a lot of the channel is filling in.

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Response to Safetykitten (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 01:30 PM

5. I agreethat we should not rebuild homes

and businesses in the barrier islands. It doesn't make sense to do that when we are starting to have several consecutive years of weather and climate-change destruction going on.

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Response to Safetykitten (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 01:51 PM

6. there is a reason

they are called "barrier islands" and not building blocks.

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