Seawalls are built to protect areas of human habitation along the coast against tides, waves, and sea level rise. Of the 53 miles of seawalls in Miami Beach, only  four miles are publicly owned. Private properties play an important role in reducing the community vulnerability of storm surge and tidal flooding. In January 2021, the City passed an ordinance requiring all new seawalls to be built at an elevation of 5.7’ NAVD (North American Vertical Datum 1988)and failing seawalls to be re-built to this minimum elevation, to be more resilient as per city code.

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Read the city’s action plans that outline projects and initiatives specifically tailored to Miami Beach’s strengths and vulnerabilities.

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Plastic Free
Miami Beach

It takes over 100 years for plastic to disintegrate. Learn why and how we're combating single-use plastic.

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93% of Miami Beach is considered to be in a flood risk area. Find out how you can protect your property.

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The innovative studies focus on and gather in depth information about Miami Beach's efforts to remain resilient.

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Learn about city's efforts to maintain and protect the pristine conditions of our waterways.

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