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With a state of the state address that envisioned a future so threatened by rising seas and especially the hurricanes that come with ‘themthat’ the time has arrived to do triage on what can and can not be protected, jack Markell got into the act in January.
Accordingly the state must have a frank conversation about how to prioritize and finance projects, the need for this infrastructure exceeds the resources available, thus that we protect what we can and make realistic choices about what we can not, calling last fall’s Superstorm Sandy a wakeup call. Conserving wetlands. Or nourishing beaches.
Since 2006 which should provide new uplands and wetlands as wildlife habitat and in addition recreate a buffer to had been the islands selected to be built back up this way.
Whenever providing a wealth of details about James Island’s history, ecology, and ‘geology there”s been no further action, except ‘studies many’ of them was conducted. There have been for quite some time such frank conversations about restoring the bay’s vanishing islands with dredging spoils, 3 to 4 million cubic yards of which are scooped out of the bay’s channels any year to keep the Port of Baltimore accessible to ships.
Hunter of the Geological Survey studied a few of the Chesapeake’s fast eroding islands near the Choptank and Little Choptank rivers, including James Island.
While adding the blanket caveat that numerous other factors may enter to disturb the present conditions and rate of erosion, james Island should disappear in about 150 years. Then, Hunter hazarded a guess, after chronicling the land loss facts depending on available evidence. Interestingly, should James Island’s ‘landloss’ rate of the past six years continue apace, Hunter’s prediction that it will have vanished by 2064 should prove quite prescient. I’d say in case it continues to lose about 67 its acreage percent nearly any six years, by 2064 only a third of an acre will remain.
James Island is like a canary in a coal mine, says Court Stevenson, a professor at University of Maryland’s Center for Environmental Science in Cambridge and a long respected expert on sealevel rise’s impacts on the bay’s shores.
Our whole study was gone.
He recalls intending to James Island about 15 years ago and tagging 100 pine trees whose circumference he intended to measure to determine their rate of growth. As a result, they’ve been all gone 100″ of them. We went back a year a half, two years later, not a tree was standing. That kind of rapid land loss, especially if it quickens with an acceleration of ‘sea level’ rise, may well foretell the story of the Chesapeake Bay coastline’s future.
I paddled from the campground on Taylor’s Island to the Oyster Cove farmhouse, that is now reduced to a pile of rubble.
My GPS indicates I paddled on water about 100 feet inland from where I’d been in 2007 a feat only possible as long as a significant sacrifice of farmland to Neptune.
‘old timer’ estimated about 30 this acres farm had fallen into the bay in the last five years or soas reasonable a guess as any, I suppose, given that the bay’s now 100 feet further inland, when I had asked about this earlier at the campground. Therefore this discovery was followed in October by a Geophysical Research Letters paper by a ‘two man’, ‘BritishAmerican’ team of oceanographers who found that the bay’s sealevel rise may have sped up from 1 to 3 millimeters per year in the 1930s to 4 to 10 millimeters per year so far in the 2000s.
In a paper appearing last June in Nature Climate Change, USGS researchers identified a 1000mile long hotspot on the East Coast between Cape Hatteras in North Carolina and just north of Cape Cod in ‘Massachusetts which’ includes the bay where sea level rise has accelerated at three to four times the global average over the last 20 years. Bay’s water will rise slightly more in the next 100 years than it did in the 1000 years prior to 1900, So in case the ’10millimeter’ high end holds true in the future. Return trip with my GPS should allow me to estimate its land loss in the past six years and calculate whether its rate of loss was more or less than the historical record indicated. Studies have described its inexorable and ongoing destruction. With 20 houses, james Island used to be populated as recently as the early 1900s, a school, a boatyard, a church, and a cemetery.
On the basis of the GPS coordinates recorded during my two paddling trips, two broad conclusions about the James Island coastline are clear. Bay’s rising waters are claiming its land, and they are claiming it faster than in the past. Stevenson, who says he first came to live on and study the bay in 1972, says that when I first started talking about sealevel rise, people thought it was just sort of flatit was increasing but it wasn’t accelerating. It’s all just planning to happen a lot quicker than we had seen in previous centuries of sea level rise, I’d say in case sea level is inflecting upwards. They just get this wave action that just keeps beating on it, you just get far more erosion since the water level is higher and higher in the flood plain. Much higher, and places that once were underwater only a few hours a day get inundated a great deal more of the day. Nevertheless, that, in a nutshell, is what heaps of us who are concerned about sea level rise are worried about.
Now So it’s inflecting upwards, and that spells trouble. Not surprisingly, such worries was getting high level attention. So, over the course of the 20th century, a 1 foot rise was observed an acceleration that washed away at least three notable islands and was eating away at the rest, as Cronin pointed out, sealevel rise in the bay had been estimated at 3 feet per millennium until about 1900. Outing, for which I made camp at the nearby Taylor’s Island Family Campground, was part of my research for an article about exploring the Chesapeake Bay’s vanishing islands, about 40 of which oceanographer William Cronin had chronicled in his 2005 book, The Disappearing Islands of the Chesapeake. You should take this seriously. On April 21, 2007, I kayaked around James Island, at the mouth of the Little Choptank River, in Dorchester County on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.
In line with my GPS, I headed out from the Oyster Cove point to the southern tip of James Islanda stretch that has lengthened in the past six years.
The rate 2 acres per ‘yearis’ a halfacre more than another measurement of vanished land. Thus wasn’t willing to trespass on the Oyster Creek farmland to walk the edge of its cliffs with my GPS, it’s anybody’s guess how much of its acreage is lostand how a lot more will calve off into the bay in the future, since I can’t paddle over land. As James Island’s destruction continues, the shore it protected from the waves will take ‘everworse’ beatings and more direct hits by winddriven waves, more will.
While lingering close to a farmhouse at the northern mouth of Oyster Cove that was precariously close to falling into the bay, and noting the ochre cliffs, 6 plus feet high, that had formed as farmland had been shorn off in great chunks by the force of incoming waves, in 2007, I’m almost sure I gunk holed around the nearby coast of Taylor’s Island. Now look, a return trip with the GPS could provide me with a rough indication of how far more farmland had been lost to the bay’s rising waters though the fate of the house would’ve been a matter of simply using my eyes. While covering up and exposing the intertidal zone, go up and down vertically along the bold shore, allowing a ‘shallow draft’ craft like a kayak to stay quite close to land regardless of when in the tide cycle one is paddling, rather than going in and out along the shoreline, thus, the bay’s tides.