Nation's capital sinking into the sea, study says

July 30, 2015 2:48 AM

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To some, the results of a study that concludes the District of Columbia is sinking is a physical manifestation of the political environment in the nation's capital.

But new research from the U.S. Geological Survey and the University of Vermont shows that the land in the district — where the Lincoln Memorial was built on silt dredged from the Potomac River — is expected to fall 6 inches or more during the next 100 years, raising flood fears and adding to worries...

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