City of Alameda

5:00pm

Wed July 23, 2014
Health, Science, Environment

Holding back rising sea levels in the City of Alameda

Area slated for nature reserve
Laura Flynn

The east side story

I’m on the east side of Alameda Island, standing in mud in front of a storm drain that empties out into San Leandro Bay. There’s a stretch of homes right on the shoreline looking out at estuaries, the Oakland Airport, and Coliseum. The waterline isn’t quite at my feet right now, but in less than a century I’d likely be standing in water up to my shoulders.

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