Coastal California developers now must consider sea-level rise: Sacramento Bee

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  • by DJ
  • on July 6, 2011

Manny Crisostomo/Sacramento Bee file, 2009

If developer Dan Johnson and his team finally earn approval to revitalize a derelict lumber mill’s 240-acre company town on the shores of Humboldt County, they’ll be building homes with first floors 32 feet above ground.

The state’s scientific advisers expect rising sea levels will hasten most of the California coastline’s eastward push as it combines with storms or tsunamis. They say the few extra feet through 2100 will slowly make beaches of bluffs and marshes of beaches.

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