Miami-Dade flooding to increase as engineers start identifying miles of risky U.S. coast

April 18, 2016

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Figuring out how to prepare South Florida has so far been left mostly to local agencies, the study found. Miami-Dade County formed its first sea rise task force in 2006, followed by a regional compact between Miami-Dade and three neighboring counties including Monroe, Broward and Palm Beach. Miami Beach — which drew global attention with ongoing reconstruction and plans to install a series of massive pumps — and Miami are also working on plans. Last year, the South Florida Water Management District reassessed canals, flood gates and other structures and is in the midst of shoring up a major canal, the C-4, along the Tamiami Trail. But so far, the state has no comprehensive plan. And that has led to uneven preparation.