NILES POND BRACE COVE RESTORATION UNDERWAY 2018 #GLOUCESTERMA NOR’EASTER STORM RILEY

Large track-hoes (excavators) are needed to repair the damage done by the March nor’easter storm known as Riley.

The narrowest slip of land between a body of fresh water and the sea.

Native pussy willow trees survive storm after storm after storm after storm. More pussy willows, as well as other deep-rooted natives, need to be planted to help with the unending erosion.

Niles Pond water overflowing the bank and littered with debris swept in by the sea.

11 thoughts on “NILES POND BRACE COVE RESTORATION UNDERWAY 2018 #GLOUCESTERMA NOR’EASTER STORM RILEY

  1. It’s all private now and posted so who’s paying. If tax dollars are involved there signs must come down for all to enjoy

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    1. Thank you for writing Karen. I think the Eastern Point residents are doing an outstanding and proactive job maintaining the causeway. If they hadn’t rebuilt the causeway-dyke in 2014, perhaps Niles Pond would be a salt water marsh at this point.

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  2. It would most likely not turn into a marsh. Projections show that the ocean would pass straight through to the harbor and the fresh water stop over for migrating birds and butterflies would be forever gone.

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  3. Take as FYI only!! Recommendation

    Pussy willows and native items do have some immunity to these in the natural sense from what I have been told flash floods out west has some items too on diversionary canals berms etc… – A quick look sharing! 🙂 Dave

    http://www.mass.gov/eea/docs/czm/stormsmart/properties/ssp-factsheet-1-dunes.pdf

    http://carnegieendowment.org/2013/05/16/protecting-coastal-cities-from-rising-seas-pub-51814

    http://www.spur.org/publications/urbanist-article/2009-11-01/strategies-managing-sea-level-rise

    https://www.ipcc.ch/pdf/assessment-report/ar4/wg2/ar4-wg2-chapter6.pdf

    https://nca2014.globalchange.gov/report/regions/coasts

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