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Academy superintendent: Flooding threat will demand significant effort

Academy superintendent: Flooding threat will demand significant effort

In September 2003, Hurricane Isabel flooded classrooms at the Naval Academy, causing $105 million in damage. More than a decade later, storms and rising sea levels have made the threat of flooding an increasing concern at the 338-acre academy. "I honestly believe we're going to have to do something significant in the next 10 to 20 years," said Vice Adm. Walter "Ted" Carter Jr., the academy superintendent. Carter addressed flooding Friday during a wide-ranging discussion with The Capital's editorial board. He said academy crews deployed walls, dikes and dams to contain flood waters during heavy rains last month. The threat of flooding to Annapolis was...

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