Sea level rise
County looks to stop erosion of Indian Island shoreline, site of ancient Native American burial grounds
Suffolk County is working on a $1.2 million shoreline stabilization project in the hope of stopping the severe erosion of the point, an ancient Native American burial ground.
Legislator Al Krupski's initiative will bring together local, state and federal officials to develop policies for dealing with sea level rise and coastal erosion in Suffolk County.
The state DEC last year issued a “medium projection” of sea level rise for Long Island of 16 inches by the 2050s and a ‘’high projection” by then of 30 inches. Column by Karl Grossman