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Rising sea level inundates low-lying areas, converts wetlands to open water, erodes beaches, exacerbates flooding, and increases the salinity of estuaries and aquifers. Here are some reports by EPA that explore the question of which lands are low enough to become inundated. Whether they actually will be inundated or protected by human activities is a different question, which we examine elsewhere.

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