Washington D.C. is sinking into water!

Washington D.C. is sinking into water!

The capital of United States of America is slowly drowning into ocean’s water!

The capital of United States of America is slowly drowning into ocean’s water!

Scientists from the University of Vermont and the U.S. Geological Survey say that Washington D.C. will lose 6 inches of earth in the next 100 years. According to them, it is a completely independent phenomenon that has nothing in common with global climate change.

To carry out this research, scientists have studied the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge which appears to be one of the most subsiding and lowest-elevation surfaces. It also borders the Chesapeake Bay.

Scientists named this area a “forebulge collapse.” This place is exactly the one which is responsible for many of Washington’s  predictable troubles. A huge ice-sheet pushed the surface under the Chesapeake Bay up during the last ice age. But, 20,000 years ago, when this ice sheet melted, the land began to go back on its place.

Former USGS geologist Ben DeJong said about this case:

It’s a bit like sitting on one side of a water bed filled with very thick honey… when you stand, the bulge comes down again

Researchers made a 3D model of the territory near the Chesapeake Bay. They claim that this area is in drowning process which may last for  thousands of years.

 

 

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