"South Florida's Floodgates Vulnerable To Rising Sea Levels"

"Rising sea levels already threaten South Florida's coastal floodgates, likely prompting the need for costly retrofits to protect some of the state's most populated areas, water managers warned Wednesday.

While worldwide debate continues over the potential long-term effects of climate change, the South Florida Water Management District on Wednesday identified 28 flood-control structures along the southeast coast that it considers vulnerable to rising sea levels.

Flood control structures in Broward and Miami-Dade counties are at the most immediate risk, according to the district."

Andy Reid reports for the South Florida Sun Sentinel February 10, 2010.

Thursday, February 11, 2010