Waterfront Resilience Program

Ferry Building

San Francisco faces coastal flood risks today. These risks will increase in the future due to sea level rise and extreme storms, threatening buildings, small businesses, jobs, and critical services such as BART and Muni. To defend San Francisco from current and future flood risk, there is a need to adapt shoreline elevations to address 3 to 7 feet of sea level rise expected by 2100. Any effort aimed at long-term sea level rise resilience will also need to strengthen the waterfront against urgent earthquake risk today. 

The waterfront has a history rich with innovative adaptation, and resilience is forged in our city's identity. We have a once in a generation opportunity to not only defend our waterfront from future flood and earthquake risks, but also to improve and rejuvenate the waterfront, improve the City’s connection to the Bay, and bring benefits such as more open space, enhanced mobility, safety and jobs. 

The Waterfront Resilience Program works to ensure the waterfront, and its critical regional and citywide assets, are resilient to hazards - and increasingly accessible to everyone it serves.


San Francisco Waterfront Flood Study - Draft Plan Released 

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), in collaboration with the City of San Francisco, has released the Draft Plan to build coastal flood defenses along the Port's 7.5-mile jurisdiction between Aquatic Park and Heron's Head Park. 


Draft Plan
The Draft Plan
The Full Draft Report
Draft Report (Full Copy)

Explore the Draft Plan Online

Explore the Draft Plan in detail, including information about how we got here thanks to years of public input as well as technical analysis, with the interactive StoryMaps. Add your feedback using the Public Comment buttons within the StoryMaps!

Draft Plan StoryMaps

 

 

Dive In: Get to Know the Waterfront Resilience Program

San Francisco Waterfront Flood Study
San Francisco Waterfront Flood Study
Embarcadero Early Projects
Embarcadero Early Projects
Living Seawall Pilot
Living Seawall Pilot
Flooding at Pier 3
Seismic and Flood Risk 101
LBE Opportunities
LBE Opportunities