What’s Atlantic City’s Plan to Deal with Flooding?

Atlantic City flooding (Credit: Viviana Pernot / Press of Atlantic City)

Atlantic City flooding (Credit: Viviana Pernot / Press of Atlantic City)

With Absecon Island sinking and sea levels rising, Atlantic City finds itself on the front lines in the battle against climate change. The city has big plans to address the issue, including a sea wall, a revived Baltic Avenue Canal and bulkheads along the back bay. The seaside gambling mecca, desperately trying to reinvent itself, sees flood resiliency as a possible economic driver. But the city faces unique challenges in dealing with flooding, since Atlantic City is broke and has limited funds to address these issues.

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