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Sinking Faster

Jun 09, 2019

7 places that are sinking faster than anywhere else in the US:  “Central Valley residents know their land is sinking. They’ve seen cracks in their wallsholes in their roads, and soil that’s started to slowly disappear below the foundation of their homes.  Though the agricultural hub is still reeling from one of the worst droughts in California history, its encounter with subsidence — the gradual caving in of land — is far from unique.  Across the US, multiple cities and town have seen their land dip lower due to excessive groundwater pumping, man-made landfills, lingering effects of the Ice Age, or a combination of these factors.  Sinking land becomes especially dangerous in areas prone to sea level rise, since this make communities more vulnerable to flooding.  Take a look at the places that are sinking faster than anywhere else in the US. … ”  Read more from the Business Insider here:  7 places that are sinking faster than anywhere else in the US

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