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Sea Levels Threaten Coastal Towns (Part One)

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The boardwalk in Ocean City, Maryland. Before beach replenishment, you could get your feet wet standing underneath the boardwalk. Now, as you can see, the water is 200 feet away. (Photo by Tamara Keith)

It's beach weather and along the mid-Atlantic one of the most popular beaches is Ocean City, Maryland. For years, engineers have been battling back the ocean to save the beach and the town. And as Tamara Keith reports, that fight is only going to get tougher and more expensive if predictions of sea level rise from climate change become a reality:

Info on the beach renourishment project

A report on sea levels and Ocean City

Producer: Tamara Keith
Release Date: June 15, 2009
Running Time: 3:28

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