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Water Water Everywhere! And Lots of It To Drink!

This has been a rainy year on Cape Cod. A report this month from the Cape Cod Commission says that "... Cape water tables are at record highs." It seems that Cape Cod has an unusual abundance of water.

While flooding that has been seen in other parts of the country has not happened here, high water tables do have an impact on real estate. Engineers use the water table levels to plan future projects and to adjust known factors that affect things like septics, sewers, and foundations. The "extra water" causes re-calculation for annual events, or 50 year or 100 year events.

If you'd like to read the report, it can be found here.

It is a beautiful day on Cape Cod! Summer is going to be great here!

Heath Coker, Associate Broker
Robert Paul Properties
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Comments

That is good to hear . . .  we're experiencing the opposite up here.  The water levels are that of October not April!

Posted by Susan Emo, Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area (Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage) almost 10 years ago

It's interesting to here about other parts of the nation.  I am in California, and we have lots of water in our snow packs and lakes.

Posted by Chris Alston, Silicon Valley, California (Chris Alston (Keller Williams Realty, Silicon Valley, California)) almost 10 years ago

Maybe a "depression era-like" project that moves flood waters from overhydrated areas to dehydrated areas should be looked at, instead of bailing out banks and such.

Posted by Associate Broker Falmouth MA Cape Cod Heath Coker, Heath Coker Robert Paul Properties Falmouth MA (http://www.CapeGroup.com & http://www.REindex.com) almost 10 years ago

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