Houston leading in “Sinking”

If we live long enough we could have sea front property.

Analyzing land subsidence rates in large coastal cities, Bekaert and his colleagues found Houston hasthe fastest peak subsidence rates — about 17 millimeters (0.67 inches) per year from 2014 to 2020 — in the United States. Other research showed parts of Houston lost over 3 meters in elevation in certain areas since 1917.

Such land subsidence can worsen damage during extreme weather events. Researchers found that the majority of areas flooded during 2017′s Hurricane Harvey showed relatively high subsidence rates.


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