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Scientists Say Smith Island May Vanish

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SMITH ISLAND, Md. – Scientists from the University of Maryland said water levels are rising around Smith Island, which could mean the end of the island between the next 20-50 years.

The scientists said the rise in water is in part because of climate change, and as result the island could disappear altogether in the next several years.

Smith Island is located 12 miles off the coast of Crisfield, right in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay. Smith Island is the only island in the Chesapeake solely accessible by boat.

There are three different communities living on the island with a total population of 350 people, according to the Smith Island website.

If you want to learn more about the Smith Island, you can check out its website.

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