Adapting to Rising Tides: Vulnerability & Risk Assessment Report - Alameda County



San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC)




Adapting to Rising Tides (ART) is a program of the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC), which brings together local, regional, state and federal agencies and organizations, as well as non-profit and private associations for a collaborative planning project on sea level rise and climate change. This report is one of several products from these planning efforts. Specifically it is a focused vulnerability assessment of Alameda County’s shoreline and flood inundation vulnerability due to future sea level rise. For the project an innovative mapping approach, which allows a single map to represent multiple potential future sea level rise and storm surge scenarios, was used that can be applied to other areas. The work presented in this report can inform near-term actions to address sea level rise. It can also inform when (i.e., at what level of sea level rise), we pass a tipping point where discrete actions along the shoreline are no longer sufficient to address these growing threats.

Climate Impact Tags

Flooding Sea level rise

Adaptation Planning Guide Phases

Phase 2: Assess Vulnerability

Resource Type Tags



Extent: Alameda County


Last updated: May 24, 2022