City of Marina Embraces “Managed Retreat” to Address Sea Level Rise

While most CA coastal cities refuse to retreat from rising sea level, the City of Marina, north of Monterey, with a population of about 23,000 is preparing to address “Managed Retreat” from its eroding shoreline, considering relocating sewage treatment and power plant facilities, and prohibiting further development along the fragile coastline. Since Ft. Ord was closed in 1994, most of the development has taken place across highway one, blocks away from the coastline.