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USGS Publishes Fire Island Coastal Change Website
December 22, 2013 | USGS

The United States Geological Survey has a new website that documents coastal change that is occurring on Fire Island, where winds and waves are modifying the beaches and dunes of the barrier island.

Data is also presented on how Hurricane Sandy modified the island.

Image at right by USGS.


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