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Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Charleston's peninsula could become a walled city again for the first time in centuries if the results of a flooding protection study released Monday come to full fruition.

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I don't even know where to start on comments about this plan.

#1 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2020-04-22 05:22 PM | Reply

Wait until they start building the coffer dam around Manhattan.

#2 | Posted by Zed at 2020-04-22 05:56 PM | Reply

It would encircle much of the peninsula with a wall running almost 8 miles to keep out hurricane surge.

Posted by GalaxiePete at 05:21 PM | 2 COMMENTS | permalink | Comment on This Entry |

The solution in Galveston was to raise the entire city twelve feet.

#3 | Posted by Zed at 2020-04-22 05:59 PM | Reply

And Mexico will pay for it. :-)

#4 | Posted by sentinel at 2020-04-22 07:43 PM | Reply

NYC: Where the lions weep
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#5 | Posted by LesWit at 2020-04-22 08:16 PM | Reply

"Wait until they start building the coffer dam around Manhattan."

Difference being, of course, New York is a donor not a taker state. Enjoy that wall the blue states are paying for SC.

#6 | Posted by danni at 2020-04-23 07:29 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

It would encircle much of the peninsula with a wall running almost 8 miles to keep out hurricane surge.

Posted by GalaxiePete

But it's only for hurricanes and good looks. Nothing to do with climate change.

Am I right Trumptilians?

So don't even mention climate change ... its now called "routine sea level rise".

"Plan authors say it will also benefit the city in now-routine, sunny-day flooding fueled by sea level rise. Higher tides that regularly swamp low-lying parts of the city are projected to become an every-other-day reality by 2045."

#7 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-04-23 10:40 AM | Reply

The peninsula is a mighty fine place to spend a day, night, week or life. How much longer Charleston will be one of the top tourist destinations is an open question. For those who haven't been there, stay downtown, walk Bay /The Battery and Murray Boulevard, and you will understand more about the finer things in life. I hope the city is protected, and that the cure is not worse than the disease...

#8 | Posted by catdog at 2020-04-23 12:49 PM | Reply

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