Contra Costa County Adapting to Rising Tides Project



San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC)




The Contra Costa Adapting to Rising Tides Project is a climate adaptation planning effort in Contra Costa County conducted by the Adapting to Rising Tides program to understand and plan for the diverse challenges and opportunities presented by sea level rise in the County. 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 collaborative planning projects on sea level rise and climate change. The project includes the final vulnerability assessment report, "Adapting to Rising Tides: Contra Costa County Assessment and Adaptation Project." This report is one of several products from these planning efforts. It examines the vulnerability of a portion of Contra Costa County to future sea level rise and associated impacts, which include inundation, erosion and flooding. It also looks at seismic vulnerability for the area. The report explores these impacts as they relate local assets and circumstances, such as the energy sector, public services, contaminated lands, and vulnerable communities.

Climate Impact Tags

Flooding Sea level rise

Adaptation Planning Guide Phases

Phase 2: Assess Vulnerability

Resource Type Tags

Assessment Project or example


Extent: Contra Costa County


Last updated: Jan. 27, 2023