UF to study Levy sea rise

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By Mark Scohier, Staff writer

Researchers at the University of Florida say they want community input from residents of Levy County on the threat of rising seas.
Last month, according to UF Department of Urban and Regional Planning professor Dr. Kathryn Frank, UF began a two-year project aimed at helping the county cope with the inevitability of rising seas due to climate change.
‘We’re still in the information gathering process,” Frank said about the project, which is funded by a Florida Sea Grant
Frank said the study would attempt to merge available data with the preferences of locals in an effort to come up with a plan. Researchers will be delving into local history with regard to sea level, talking to various communities and studying which areas could be impacted most.
“It’s just a zooming in of Levy County to understand it better,” Frank said.
According to a 2011 study by the University of South Florida, the state, in general, sees about a 2-centimeter rise in sea water levels every year. The study predicts an increase of 32 inches by the end on the century, which could be disastrous for places like Cedar Key.

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