State’s shoreline may not be ready for another hit

Jul 13th, 2013 | By | Category: Featured Story

Communities up and down the coast have been weighing whether they should let Mother Nature dictate the shoreline’s physical state or helping it along in the name of public use. Either way, the question that remains is whether Connecticut’s natural coastline – after two years of battering by Irene and Sandy and a couple of blizzards – can take another hit right now.

“Common sense is since it didn’t get a chance to catch a breath between storms, it reduces the ability of the shoreline to absorb it,” said George Wisker, a coastal geologist with the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. “The beach will be there. It just might not be where it is right now. You get another big storm right now – you will have issues.”

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