MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) – Rising sea levels over the next 50 years due to climate change could wreak havoc on three major sewage plants in South Florida.

Climate scientists believe rising sea levels could also inland flooding of land, streets and neighborhoods.

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The scenario was drawn up by climate scientists as part of an environmental lawsuit.

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Clean-water advocacy group Biscayne Bay Waterkeeper is challenging Miami-Dade’s $1.5 billion plan to repair the county’s troubled sewage system.

Most of the money would go toward repairing the county’s aging, spill-plagued sewage system. Biscayne Bay Waterkeeper contends it would make more sense to move the plants to more protected inland sites.

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