Sea Level Rise


Sea level rise is one of the effects of climate change. It is a result of two different factors; an increase in water volume that is added by melting ice lands and the thermal expansion of sea water as it warms up.

Miami Beach and its challenges with sea level rise are a common theme in global conversations regarding climate change. Miami Beach has an average elevation of 4.4 feet NAVD. The city’s low lying coastal city is facing and will continue to face not only sea level rise, but also other impacts from climate change. Our geographic location and low-lying topography make us inherently vulnerable to flooding, storm surge, and other climate change impacts.

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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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Miami Beach is strengthening its ability to adjust to different and fluctuating conditions

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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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