Surging Seas Sea level rise analysis by Climate Central

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The following agencies/organizations contributed to the development of this information:
The Nature Conservancy, NOAA Coastal Services Center, Climate Central, University of California Berkeley Geospatial Innovation Center, California Energy Commission, Point Blue Conservation Science, Gulf of Farallones National Marine Sanctuary, U.S. Geological Survey, Coravai LLC

 

  Climate Central - Surging Seas Risk Finder NOAA Coastal Services Center - Sea Level Rise and Coastal Flooding Impacts Viewer Pacific Institute - The Impacts of Sea Level Rise on California's Coast Cal-Adapt - Exploring California's Climate The Nature Conservancy - Coastal Resilience Ventura Our Coast, Our Future
Purpose / Description Provides public multi-part web tool to help communities, planners, and leaders conduct a screening-level analysis of sea level rise and coastal flood risks, using 1) detailed searchable maps; 2) analysis of over 100 variables for 1000s of communities; 3) community comparisons; and 4) local sea level and flood risk projections. A visualization tool for coastal communities showing potential impacts from sea level rise and coastal flooding as well as a planning level tool. Provides access to sea-level rise scenarios generated by the Pacific Institute, ESA PWA and the U.S. Geological Survey  as part of the CA Energy Commission's Public Interest Energy Research Program (PIER). The tool shows the threat of coastal erosion and inundation due to flooding over three depths based on a 100 year flood scenario. Provides access to sea-level rise flooding scenarios generated by the Pacific Institute, ESA PWA and the U.S. Geological Survey  as part of the CA Energy Commission's Public Interest Energy Research Program (PIER). The tool shows the threat of inundation due to flooding over three depths based on a 100 year flood scenario. A visualization tool for local and state decision makers showing potential impacts from sea level rise and coastal hazards designed to help communities develop and implement solutions that incorporate ecosystem-based adaptation approaches. A collaborative, user-driven project focused on providing San Francisco Bay Area coastal resource and land use managers and planners locally relevant, online maps and tools to help understand, visualize, and anticipate vulnerabilities to sea level rise and storms.
Geographic Scope National National California California Ventura County North-central CA Coast (Bodega Head to Half Moon Bay) and San Francisco Bay
Year Released Rolling: 2013 - 2014 2012 (West Coast of US) 2009 2011 2013 (Ventura) 2013 Half Moon Bay  to Bodega Head, 2014 SF Bay
Organization/ Sponsor Climate Central NOAA Coastal Services Center California Energy Commission, California Environmental Protection Agency, Metropolitan Transportation Commission, California Department of Transportation, and the California Ocean Protection Council California Energy Commission; UC-Berkeley Geospatial Innovation Facility The Nature Conservancy Point Blue Conservation Science; USGS; Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary; Coravai LCC
Sea Level Rise Scenarios Up to 10 feet in 1-foot intervals above local high tide line (Mean Higher High Water) Up to 6 feet in 1-foot intervals above local high tide line (Mean Higher High Water) Current water levels, 19", 39" and 55" inundation Current water levels, 19", 39" and 55" inundation Choice of Current, 2030, 2060, & 2100 projections with choice of Low, Medium & High Sea Level Rise Projection Scenarios for each time horizon and a combination of 3 potential wave climate changes (no change, 500 year wave event, or a doubling of El Nino frequency) Total of 40 combinations of sea level rise and storm scenarios that include 0-2 m SLR in 25 cm increments plus a 5 m extreme, and 4 storm scenarios: no storm, annual, 20 year, and 100 year
Inundation Model Used Modified bathtub approach, modeling hydrologic connectivity and locally adjusted Mean Higher High Water levels. Modified bathtub approach, modeling hydaulic connectivity and locally adjusted Mean Higher High Water levels. Bathtub approach Bathtub approach HEC-GeoRAS tool in ArcGIS outputs for river flooding , FEMA overtopping model used results projected against topographic surface composite USGS Coastal Storm Modeling System (CoSMoS)
Point of Contact Dan Rizza: drizza@climatecentral.org John Rozum: john.rozum@noaa.gov   Kevin Koy: kkoy@berkeley.edu;
Susan Wilhelm: susan.wilhelm@energy.ca.gov

Zach Ferdana:
zferdana@tnc.org

Kelley Higgason: kelley.higgason@noaa.gov