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Sea level rise threaten DC historic monuments

"Washington, D.C.’s Tidal Basin, flanked by rows of the city’s celebrated cherry trees, is facing a growing threat from rising seas and land subsidence... The Tidal Basin, which covers 107 acres, is a man-made reservoir fed by waters from the Potomac River and is near the National Mall. The Basin is flanked by some of the capital’s most famous landmarks, including the Jefferson Memorial, the Martin Luther King Memorial, and the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial. The National Trust for Historic Preservation named the Tidal Basin as one of the U.S.’s most endangered historic places in 2019, and scientists have said that rising seas could occasionally place the Jefferson Memorial under several feet of water by 2040." - Yale Environment 360

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