Study: Rising Seas to Change Block Island

Mohegan Bluffs offer stunning views of the Atlantic.. Photo courtesy ##http://www.blockislandinfo.com/## Block Island Tourism Council/Michael Melford##
Mohegan Bluffs offer stunning views of the Atlantic. Photo courtesy ##http://www.blockislandinfo.com/## Block Island Tourism Council/Michael Melford##

A new study suggests that rising sea levels over the next 100 years will change Block Island, flooding roads and harbors and possibly cutting off New Harbor, according to an article in the Block Island Times.

A study by the Town of New Shoreham said that rising seas would affect the following parts of the island: the breakwater in Old Harbor, the ferry loading area, Ocean Avenue, Corn Neck Road, Beach Avenue, and marine facilities at New Harbor.

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