As sea levels rise, will drinking water supplies be at risk?

As sea levels rise, will drinking water supplies be at risk?

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Sea level rise, Topsail beach erosion, North Carolina.
Photo courtesy of: “Sand Wars” Multi Award-Winning Filmmaker Denis Delestrac ©2013

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The Delaware River, a major source of drinking water for Philadelphia, is facing an emerging threat as rising seas push saltwater farther upstream. It’s a problem that other places, from Miami to Shanghai, will also confront, especially as increasing drought lowers river flows.

In addition to sea level rise, Kreeger cited evidence that salinity levels are boosted by dredging in the river…

Read Full Article, Yale E360 (04-23-2020)

Rising Seas Threaten South Florida’s Drinking Water; Market Place (02-18-2015)

Saltwater Moves Into Drinking Water Aquifers; Coastal Review Online (11-07-2014)

As Water Scarcity Increases, Desalination Plants Are on the Rise; Yale E360 (06-11-2019)

Tapping fresh water under the ocean has consequences; Science Daily (05-02-2019)

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