Nature preserves instead of homes in flood-prone portions of Monmouth County?

Belmar flooded by Hurricane Sandy

AMANDA OGLESBY / APP.COM – In the not-so-distance future, the Shrewsbury River will swell and overtake entire neighborhoods within Rumson, Little Silver and Oceanport — unless state and local officials find ways to stop it.

If nothing is done, most of Keansburg and Monmouth Beach will routinely disappear beneath waves, submerged under the rising waters of Raritan Bay and the Shrewsbury River, respectively.

Downtown Highlands, too, would be underwater frequently.

This doomsday-like scenario is not fiction; it’s just the future, about 80 years from now, according to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection …

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