The July 25 article in the Gazette Journal and the comments made during the July 2 Gloucester County Board of Supervisors’ meeting (which can be viewed on the county webpage) regarding seawater rise in Gloucester prompts me to provide the following opinion:
Gloucester County is extremely fortunate to have the Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences (VIMS) located here because it is a leading research institute in the nation, if not the world, on marine topics and easily accessible to Gloucester residents. The VIMS website is a treasure chest of research information on the subject of seawater rise in the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean and I would encourage residents and Gloucester supervisors to access the data there to develop their own opinion as to whether seawater rise in the county is a policy issue that should be addressed for future action.
I found the summary of the focus group findings on seawater rise in Gloucester County, presented ...
To view the rest of this article, you must log in. If you do not have an account with us, please subscribe here.