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Within the next 80 years, New Jersey is expected to see a rise in sea levels of up to 6 feet. These rising sea levels will have catastrophic effects on Jersey Shore residents if left untreated. Roads will be flooded, making transportation impossible. Those without elevated homes will lose their lower levels. Vegetation will be ruined; animals will be forced to move. Two measures can be taken to prevent such calamity: diverting sea water and preparing for it. To divert sea water, ‘hard’ barriers will be used. In the case of the Jersey Shore, this can be done with sea walls - physical barriers that can deter sea water to areas that can handle it, such as Jersey’s marshes. The sustainability of these barriers will be increased by recycled concrete construction. To prepare for rising sea levels, infrastructure should be physically heightened in coastal areas, such as increasing the height of roads and sidewalks. Furthermore, marshes can be implemented in non-beach coastlines, and sand dunes can be restored along beaches, allowing the water to be absorbed before heading inland. Altogether, such water diversions and preparations will limit the effect of rising sea levels on coastal communities in New Jersey.