Cost of Climate Change: Nuisance Flooding Adds Up for Annapolis’ Historic City Dock

https://insideclimatenews.org/news/15022019/coastal-flooding-economic-cost-annapolis-sea-level-rise-climate-change-historic-city-dock-academy-seawall

Sea level rise is eating into the revenue of this quaint coastal business district. An innovative new study estimates the economic costs.

The City Dock neighborhood of Annapolis, Maryland, is a quaint cluster of colonial brick buildings nestled around a small inlet of the Severn River. Just uphill is Maryland’s historic State House, where George Washington resigned his post as general of the Continental Army after defeating the British. Much of the architecture remains untouched since then, but the waters of the inlet have risen well over a foot, and today the waterfront floods frequently.

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Original Title: Cost of Climate Change: Nuisance Flooding Adds Up for Annapolis’ Historic City Dock
Full Text of the Original Article: https://insideclimatenews.org/news/15022019/coastal-flooding-economic-cost-annapolis-sea-level-rise-climate-change-historic-city-dock-academy-seawall