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NOAA Photo Library Image - line0646

Flooding of low-lying areas at Holland Cliffs Shores by extreme high tides. Land is being lost at a rate of 1" per year in the Chesapeake Bay region due to combination of sea level rise and subsidence caused by lowering water tables. As population grows, so does demand for fresh water causing further subsidence, making events such as this increasingly common.

Image ID: line0646, NOAA's America's Coastlines Collection
Location: Maryland, Mid Patuxent River
Photo Date: 1993 Fall
Photographer: Mary Hollinger, NODC biologist, NOAA


Category: Coastline/Chesapeake Bay Maryland/

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