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.

Creation Date: 
Thursday, April 7, 2016
Last Updated: 
Thursday, April 7, 2016
Type of Data: 
GIS vector dataset
Programs and Focus Areas: 
Environmental Informatics Program
Geographic Information Systems
Resilient Landscapes Program
Location Information
Data Availability
Please Cite This Dataset as: 

San Francisco Estuary Institute (SFEI). 2016. "San Francisco Bay Shore Inventory: Mapping for Sea Level Rise Planning GIS Data." Accessed [date retrieved]. 

Terms of Use: 

In no event shall the creators, custodians, or distributors of this information be liable for any damages arising out of its use. These data are not legal documents or of survey or engineering quality and are not intended to be used as such. Although effort has been made to produce error-free and complete data, all geographic information has limitations due to the scale, resolution, date and interpretation of the original source materials. Data completeness also varies by data availability for specific dataset attributes. Data may be subject to change without prior notification. These maps are not to be used for purposes of accessing any locations or properties depicted, and distribution of these maps in no way implies any approval or authority to enter the subject properties, unless otherwise indicated. Interested parties must contact the appropriate landowner for current information on property access and condition of features. We request that the use of these data in any map, publication, or report should cite the data source(s) used and give proper attribution and credit to the originators of the data.

Data File(s): 
Package icon SFBayShoreInventory_SFEI_2016.zip60.21 MB