As sea levels rise, will drinking water supplies be at risk?
Sea level rise, Topsail beach erosion, North Carolina.
Photo courtesy of: “Sand Wars” Multi Award-Winning Filmmaker Denis Delestrac ©2013
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…