Rising Sea Level and Sinking Land Could Spell Disaster for Mid-Atlantic

Posted by Kyle Brookings on Sunday, February 24, 2019
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The land along the mid-Atlantic is sinking according to a study.

The land's subsidence in the area dates back to the ice age.

Subsidence is the process by which an area of land sinks to a lower level than the land surrounding it, or a building begins to sink into the ground.

Under certain circumstances, land subsidence is covered under flood policies.

One of the leading causes of this problem is groundwater withdrawal by municipal utilities.

As a result, sea level rise could double the global average in the decades to come.



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