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Letter: County needs to prepare for seawater rise

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

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 ...

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