Adapting to Rising Tides: Contra Costa County Assessment and Adaptation Project



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 an assessment for a portion of Contra Costa County of the vulnerability 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. Adaptation responses were developed for the project’s thirty asset categories and six key planning issues. The response cover four key themes: 1) a resilient transportation system; 2) integrated shoreline management; 3) targeted education and outreach; and 4) improved emergency and hazard mitigation plans.

Climate Impact Tags

Flooding Sea level rise

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Extent: Contra Costa County


Last updated: Nov. 30, 2020