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map of galveston island wetlands based on sea level rise, depicting current locations and projected 90 years in to future

Figure 10. Galveston Island
wetland complex in 2002 (above) and 90 years into the future (below) based on
sea level rise and subsidence over past 100 years (from Gibeaut, 2006). Note large increase in water area and
loss of low marsh and increase in high marsh. This model did not account for possibly accelerating sea level rise

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