Miami Unveils its 40-Year Mitigation Plan to Combat Sea Level Rise


Downtown Miami and Biscayne Bay. Image © Photo by Alyssa Black/Flickr

Downtown Miami and Biscayne Bay. Image © Photo by Alyssa Black/Flickr

Earlier this month, the city of Miami released a draft version of its comprehensive plan to combat the effects of climate change. The so-called Stormwater Master Plan (SWMP) will be implemented to alleviate the threat of flooding throughout the city, improve the quality of water in Biscayne Bay, and fortify its coastline against stronger and more frequent storm surges over the next 40 years, at an overall cost estimate of $3.8 billion.

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