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The science, outreach, and impact of sea level rise

Tampa Bay is not immune to global sea level rise. In fact, it's already occurring.

Autumn Robertson (WTSP)

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Published: 2:39 PM EDT October 6, 2021
Updated: 6:41 PM EST November 17, 2021

St. Petersburg and Tampa are included in a list of the "most vulnerable" cities for coastal flooding and sea level rise. As rapid development continues across our low-lying communities, local scientists and climate experts across the area are explaining the risk of rising water surrounding the Tampa Bay area to policy makers and planners.

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