Tiverton seawall under threat

Official calls for seawall study

By Tom Killin Dalglish
Posted 1/31/19

TIVERTON — The Tiverton waterfront seawall is under siege, from the river, from uphill, from underneath, and from the rains that pour down on it.

Tiverton Department of Public Works (DPW) Director, Rick Rogers, has a dire warning to the town, about an onslaught from nature that surfaced at last Thursday's town budget committee meeting (see separate story): the need for greater understanding and study of the risks to Tiverton's coastline — especially, and perhaps most immediately, the Riverside Drive seawall — caused by climate change and rising sea levels.

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