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First Nations coastline study pinpoints Bras d’Or Lake erosion – CBC

by ecnationtalk on July 22, 2015756 Views

Eastern side of lake most vulnerable to wave, wind erosion

Jul 21, 2015

Cape Breton’s First Nations communities are reviewing a climate change study that identifies the parts of Bras d’Or Lake coastline most vulnerable to flooding and erosion.

The first phase of the study, called “Impacts of Climate Change and Sea Level Rise on the Mi’kmaq Communities of the Bras d’Or Lakes,” found eastern sections of the lake’s coastline will be most affected by climate change.

The highest erosion rate of the study, done by the Unama’ki Institute of Natural Resources, was observed in along the eastern shore of Chapel Island. Malagawatch and Eskasoni are also looking at increased shoreline erosion.

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