The April 2015 issue of Bay Nature features an article about Flood Control 2.0, an ambitious project being co-led by SFEI to develop a framework for designing resilient, multi-benefit flood control channels at the interface with the San Francisco Bay shoreline. SFEI senior scientist Robin Grossinger and lead geomorphologist Scott Dusterhoff provide information about how these creek channels have been modified over the past century, the opportunity that now exists to redesign these channels to meet current and future flood control and habitat needs, and the tools that are being developed within the project to assist the management and restoration communities with resilient multi-benefit designs. We invite you to read the article in Bay Nature.
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Flood Control 2.0 is an ambitious regional effort aimed at helping restore stream and wetland habitats, water quality, and shoreline resilience around San Francisco Bay. The project leverages local resources from several forward-looking flood control agencies to redesign major flood control channels so that they provide both future flood conveyance and ecological benefit under a changing climate. This timely project will develop a set of innovative approaches for bringing environmental benefits and cost-savings to flood protection efforts at the mouths of creeks that drain to San Francisco Bay.