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The Potential of Sea-level Rise on Florida's Coastal Ecosystems

Created: 5/14/2014 - Updated: 8/09/2019


Sea-level rise may have significant effects on Florida’s coastal ecosystems. These ecosystems are the foundation upon which much of Florida’s natural beauty and economy are based. Understanding what changes may happen in the future can help us plan for those changes and, to the extent possible, lessen the impacts of those changes.

Published On

Tuesday, October 15, 2013


Sector Addressed: 
Conservation / Restoration
Target Climate Changes and Impacts: 
Salinization / Saltwater intrusion
Sea level rise
Type of Adaptation Action/Strategy: 
Infrastructure, Planning, and Development
Infrastructure retrofitting and improvements
Managed retreat of built infrastructure, relocation of people/communities
Make infrastructure resistant or resilient to climate change
Create or modify shoreline management measures
Habitat/Biome Type: 
Climate Type: