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San Francisco Bay Area Is Sinking
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14 Mar 2018 11:37 AM EST

San Francisco and much of the Bay Area — not just the city proper — consists of land reclaimed from this densely populated West Coast region’s namesake bay. These man-made swaths of land are the most vulnerable to flooding unleashed by sea level rise, according to a new study published by scientists from the University of California, Berkeley and Arizona State University. The potential for catastrophic flooding is much more dire than previously believed because parts of the Bay Area created with landfill are also sinking at an alarming rate. One expert said "These areas are more susceptible to sinking because they’re built on landfill that is compacting, water is being squeezed out of the rock, and that continues for many, many decades."

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