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Sea-level Rise Will Do $33 Million in Damage to Portland's Commercial Street by 2050, Architects Say
Description: Nearly $33 million in damage will be done to buildings along Portland's low-lying - and high-traffic - Commercial Street area by 2050 because of steady sea level rise, a city architects group announced Tuesday. That figure jumps to about $111 million by 2100. By that year, parcels where $46.4 million worth of buildings stand today will be "inundated on a daily basis [by high-tide flooding] if no changes are made." [Source: Natural Resources Council of Maine]
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Source: Natural Resources Council of Maine
Publish Date: 10/24/2013
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