The San Francisco Bay Shore Inventory: Mapping for Sea Level Rise dataset provides a comprehensive and consistent picture of today’s Bay shore (up to MHHW + 10ft) for all nine Bay Area counties. The mapping captures features which affect flooding and flood routing (e.g., engineered levees, berms, embankments, roads, wetlands, etc.) including accredited and non-accredited structures. This project also identifies features fronted by wetlands and beaches and features that are artificially hardened (e.g., riprap). The dataset was recommended and shaped by local, state, and federal agencies to help inform regional planners of flood vulnerabilities, constraints for adaptation strategies, and where natural features can be maintained or expanded to provide coastal flood protection. Please see project report for a full list and description of dataset attributes.
These data are available in ESRI ArcGIS file geodatabase and Google Earth KMZ format.
The Resilience Atlas is a compilation of cutting-edge science, creative visions and relevant spatial data to support planners, designers, policy-makers, and residents in the creation of the healthy cities, shorelines and surrounding landscapes of the future. The main goal of the Resilience Atlas is to make the science of resilience more accessible to help communities successfully adapt and thrive in the face of climate change and other challenges.
SFEI is developing an online interactive map to support regional planning and assessment given accelerated sea level rise around the Bay.
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The Bay Area Ecosystems and Climate Change Consortium (BAECCC) and UC Berkeley's The Climate Readiness Insitute convened a workshop entitled Responding to Sea Level Rise in the South Bay: Local and Regional Implications of Alternative Future Shoreline Configurations.