Researchers don’t know here or anywhere along the Connecticut coast exactly what factors are causing the water to encroach into or recede from land areas, except for the well-documented areas that have been filled for development. They are equally adamant that their data can’t be used to predict future change.
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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.
Hurricane Irene caused significant beach erosion as it made landfall at North Carolina’s Outer Banks, a 200-mile-long string of barrier islands. It also crashed into the Jersey Shore, Long Island and other popular East Coast beaches this weekend. Many of these areas are filled with high-priced oceanfront real estate, and the battle to save these