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How Salt Water Intrusion Affects Humans and Homes

Check out Dr. Holly Michael as she explains the impact of salt water intrusion. Click link here.

What is seawater intrusion? A hydrogeologist explains the shifting balance between fresh and salt water at the coast

Seawater intrusion is the movement of saline water from the ocean or estuaries into freshwater systems. The seawater that has crept up the Mississippi River in the summer and early fall of 2023 is a reminder that coastal communities teeter in a fragile land-sea balance. Our own Dr. Holly Michael offers insights on the shifting…
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