The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and the Port of San Francisco have partnered to study flood risk along San Francisco's bayside shoreline. The San Francisco Waterfront Coastal Flood Study is one of several coordinated waterfront resilience activities being undertaken in partnership with federal, state, and local agencies to plan for anticipated seismic activity, flooding, and sea level rise.
The study will identify vulnerabilities and recommend strategies to reduce current and future flood risks for consideration for federal investment and implementation along the Port's entire 7.5 mile jurisdiction.
San Francisco Waterfront Coastal Flood Study Goals
- Better understand current and future flood risk along San Francisco's bayside shoreline
- Identify alternatives to reduce flood risk
- Engage the public and stakeholders to identify priorities for the Flood Study
- Create opportunities for funding for flood risk reduction projects
Select USACE San Francisco Waterfront Coastal Flood Study Materials
- San Francisco Waterfront Coastal Flood Study Handouts
- San Francisco Waterfront Coastal Flood Study Webinar - July 2019
Geographic Area of the San Francisco Waterfront Coastal Flood Study
Islais Creek / Bayview will experience increased flood risk that could impact transportation and commutes for Bayview residents as well as emergency response and utilities. Potential San Francisco Waterfront Coastal Flood Study benefits to the Bayview neighborhood include the following: the identification of resilience alternatives for Islais Creek, federal, state, and local investment in flood protection, and future projects with job creation opportunities.
Mission Creek / Mission Bay is already experiencing flooding from stormwater and is at risk for severe flooding. As flooding becomes increasingly common and widespread, homes could be directly impacted, as well as key citywide assets such as transportation infrastructure, hospitals, and response facilities and routes.
Embarcadero flooding threatens key utility and transportation infrastructure, including BART, Muni, and ferry networks and critical emergency response and recovery areas as well as economic assets generating over $100 billion in annual economic activity.