December 28, 2012

Rising SF Bay threatens Silicon Valley

While much of California’s coastline is at risk, is particularly vulnerable. Former orchard lands are 3 to 10 feet below sea level. Dirt levees built to dike salt ponds protect some of the state’s most valuable real estate — and a major economic engine. A draft study from the Army Corps of Engineers found that an extreme storm coupled with higher seas could top them and devastate homes and businesses. (Climate Wire)
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