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How One Marin County Neighborood is Staring Down Sea-Level Rise and San Pablo Bay

My latest for KneeDeep Times dives into the plight of Santa Venetia, a neighborhood in San Rafael at and below sea level on the shores of San Pablo Bay adjacent to Gallinas Creek, a tidal waterway that has flooded the neighborhood multiple times in the past. Santa Venetia desperately needs a new floodwall, but lacks the funding and consensus among more than 100 waterfront property owners to make it a reality. Will they find the money and replace their current, failing wall before the next flood? As one resident put it, " Santa Venetia is at very high risk, and I do fear that the delays getting the new wall in place will put us at risk of flood. It could happen any winter, really, and time is not on our side." Read the full story here .

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