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Thursday, April 24, 2014
Rising sea levels change comp plan
Up 3 to 7 inches means elevated development in the future

The Monroe County Commission moved forward on a series of tweaks to its comprehensive land-use plan on Wednesday to address predicted rises in sea level, which could be as much as 3 to 7 inches in the next 20 to 30 years, and 9 to 24 inches in next 20 to 60 years, according to county estimates.

The Florida Keys is one of lowest lying areas of the state and country, and is o...

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