Sea level rise threatens New Bedford’s fishing port and could put South Coast towns under water, new report finds

Sep 21, 2022

Rising seas along the South Coast are projected to have catastrophic effects, inundating towns around Buzzards Bay and Narraganset Bay, flooding out roads, and wiping away salt marshes that store vast amounts of carbon, according to a new report.

Main Photo: The Hurricane gate in New Bedford Harbor was closed during Tropical Storm Henri lashed the South Coast last year. Credits JOHN TLUMACKI/GLOBE STAFF