While a final assessment and consequences report isn’t slated to be finished until next year, a map of the San Francisco blocks most vulnerable to a projected sea level rise of between 36 and 66 inches by the end of this century has been drafted.
And while recently approved or future developments along San Francisco’s waterfront will be required to incorporate “innovative adaptive management” plans to mitigate the impact of the projected rise, on top of which storm surges typical raise the levels another 12 to 48 inches, there is a significant area of already developed neighborhoods and land that falls within the primary zone of vulnerability.
In addition to quantifying the projected economic impact to both public and private property, the aforementioned Vulnerability and Consequences Assessment will highlight projected impacts to the city’s transportation network, utilities, recreational facilities and communities, “with a focus on disproportionate impacts due to existing inequalities.”
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UPDATE(2019): Impact of Sea Level Rise on San Francisco Assessed