Even as it grapples with
how to protect the Embarcadero
from earthquakes and climate change, San Francisco is embarking on a more expensive,
existential task: planning how to
prepare the city’s bay shoreline
for as much as 7 feet of sea level rise.
The study being done with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers over the next year covers an area extending from Fisherman’s Wharf south to the Hunters Point shipyard, and aims to map out an adaptation strategy through 2100. Because the Army Corps is involved, the federal government could fund at least half of the long-term costs, a figure sure to run well into the billions.
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