Apr 7, 2016

SFEI and the San Francisco Estuary Partnership are proud to announce the release of the SF Bay Shore Inventory: Mapping for Sea Level Rise. This 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.). This project also identifies features fronted by wetlands and beaches or 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. We would like to thank the many individuals who provided direction, data, and feedback to create this important regional dataset.


The project report and dataset (GIS and Google Earth files) can be accessed here.

Other Contributors: 
Samantha Nakata
Kristen Cayce
Programs and Focus Areas: 
Environmental Informatics Program
Geographic Information Systems
Resilient Landscapes Program