San Mateo County Draft Sea Level Rise (SLR) Vulnerability Assessment is now available for review and comment by May 5, 2017. The document will guide the County and its cities in understanding and preparing for sea level rise. Specifically, the report includes an analysis of which assets and communities are at risk from different amounts of sea level rise. Detailed case studies include Mirada Rd, Fitzgerald Marine Reserve, Hwy 1 at Surfers’ Beach, Coastal Trail from Kelly to Seymour, SAM Wastewater Treatment Plant, Linda Mar Pacifica State Beach.
Next steps include preparing a county SLR policy with guidance for addressing SLR in County projects, developing an adaptation strategy for unincorporated areas, and implementing pilot projects.