Release of the Draft Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Assessment
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Release of Draft Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Assessment
For Immediate Release: April 06, 2017
Contact: Sea Level Rise Project Team, San Mateo County Office of Sustainability,
The Sea Level Rise Project Team is pleased to announce the public release of the San Mateo County Draft Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Assessment, a tool to guide the County and its cities in understanding and preparing for sea level rise. The Draft Assessment is an effort of Sea Change San Mateo County, the County's sea level rise initiative administered through the Office of Sustainability.

Using best available sea level rise modeling and local data, the Draft Assessment provides an overview of how flooding and erosion from sea level rise could affect the County and its cities. Specifically, the report includes an analysis of which assets and communities are at risk from different amounts of sea level rise, detailed case studies on 30 representative assets, and chapters on adaptation planning and next steps.

The deadline for submitting comments is May 5, 2017.
All comments must be submitted using the online Comment Submission Form.

There will also be workshops/presentations that offer an opportunity to learn more about the Draft Assessment and next steps and to ask clarifying questions:
  • April 11, 2017 - Presentation at the Board of Supervisors
  • April 18, 2017 - Policy Advisory Committee and Technical Working Group Meeting
  • April 24, 2017 - Community Task Force Meeting
  • April 25, 2017 - Public Workshop #1
  • April 29, 2017 - Public Workshop #2
For more information on any of the above topics or to view the documents mentioned, please click on the following links:
Should you have any questions, please contact the Sea Level Rise Project Team at

City Hall - 610 Foster City Blvd.
Foster City, CA 94404
(650) 286-3200