Northern Neck Vulnerabilities to Climate Change
Posted September 19, 2016
By Dr. Greg Haugan
We are very fortunate that we live here in the Northern Neck. Although we are less impacted by various aspects of ongoing climate change than many other places in the U.S., we are still vulnerable in many ways: Downpours: Heavy, sustained rainstorms like those that hit Ellicott City, MD and Louisiana are forecast for Virginia and are expected to increase. Warmer air holds more water. People living downstream of ponds with earthen dams are at risk as well as those near low areas away from the shorelines. Erosion is a concern. For more vulnerabilities visit the Northumberland Association for Progressive Stewardship (NAPS) and scroll down.