Sinking islands, rising waters

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    Areas in blue would be impacted by a 3.2-foot rise in sea level, according to one source. Newer studies say twice this amount of land could be affected.

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    This photo shows erosion at Black Pot Beach in the winter of 2017.

LIHUE — Sea level rise has already triggered flooding and coastal erosion on Kauai, with king tides reaching record levels and experts mobilizing communities to plan for the future.

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