Embarcadero Seawall Resilience
The neighborhoods along the Embarcadero face urgent seismic risks and increasing flood risks from sea level rise. The Port of San Francisco, along with City partners, are tackling both of these risks through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) San Francisco Waterfront Coastal Flood Study and the Embarcadero Seawall Program. You can learn more about flood and earthquake risks along the Embarcadero waterfront on the Waterfront Resilience Story Maps.
Resilience Efforts Underway
Embarcadero Seawall Program
The Port is leading the Embarcadero Seawall Program, a citywide effort to create a more sustainable and resilient waterfront. Part of the Port's Waterfront Resilience Program, the Embarcadero Seawall Program will provide the tools to address current and future risks over time.
The Multi-Hazard Risk Assessment, or MHRA, provides a comprehensive understanding of existing earthquake and flood risks along the Embarcadero and establishes a basis for the development of Embarcadero Early Projects (see below).
Embarcadero Early Projects
The Embarcadero Early Projects address the areas of highest earthquake and sea level rise risks along the Embarcadero waterfront. They are near-term actions, focused on improving life safety and citywide disaster response capabilities, and are the first step toward building long-term, waterfront-wide resilience.
San Francisco Waterfront Coastal Flood Study
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and the Port have partnered to study flood risk along San Francisco's bayside shoreline. The San Francisco Waterfront Coastal Flood Study is an important opportunity to develop strategies and solutions to strengthen the waterfront's resilience in a way that protects life safety, as well as the assets, resources, and infrastructure that are most valued by those who live, work, and recreate in the neighborhood.