Sea level rise will impact all Bay Area shoreline communities, but it will hit some harder and faster. This includes San Rafael’s Canal neighborhood, which is one of the region’s most vulnerable communities.
The Bay Area faces an immense challenge with climate change. By 2100, the region could experience up to seven feet of sea level rise along its approximately 1,000-mile shoreline. However, this challenge also presents our region with an opportunity for profound change.
These days, the world of sea level rise adaptation in the Bay Area feels busier than ever. Just within Bay Adapt, many projects are underway to implement the tasks in the Joint Platform and many others are being planned. We have leadership groups, stakeholder groups, new staff, new partners, and many everyday successes and challenges.