Coastal communities weigh in on resiliency planning

JOANNA GAGIS / NJTV NEWS – It’s only a matter of time before New Jersey’s coastal regions have to face the harsh reality that sea levels are rising, according to New Jersey’s Department of Environmental Protection, which is projecting significant increases only 10 years from now.

“We are seeing sea level rise projections through 2030 at about just under a foot. As you project that out through 2100, we’re looking at over 5 feet of projected sea level rise. If you add coastal storms on top of that, right, you’re seeing, in our planning levels are 3 feet, 7 feet and 12 feet of water,” said Nicholas Angarone, chief of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Bureau of Climate Resilience Planning …

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