Baykeeper Updates Related to Sea Level Rise

Blog Post: May 17, 2019
The Bay’s tides are projected to rise 5 feet within the next generation. That means the wetlands and marshes resting right at the waterline are vulnerable. They will be among the first areas to suffer severe flooding due to sea level rise.    In these sensitive shoreline spots, native birds make...
Featured Stories: January 14, 2019
Sea levels are expected to rise in San Francisco Bay by at least three feet over the next 80 years.  Many people around the Bay Area, including those working for local governments responsible for shoreline adaptation, don’t know what that will mean.  ShoreView, a new way of viewing the Bay using...
Blog Post: December 3, 2018
The projections for sea level rise in the coming decades are dire. Around San Francisco Bay, rising tides threaten to flood toxic sites, damage infrastructure, and submerge important habitat areas. In 2015, Baykeeper launched an innovative project with funding from Google to digitally map the Bay’...
Blog Post: November 12, 2018
Numerous industrial facilities—including oil refineries, shipyards, and manufacturing plants—surround San Francisco Bay, as well as over 1,000 inactive sites contaminated with hazardous waste. Many of these sites already release pollution into the Bay. Sea level rise will amplify the...
Monthly Column: October 2, 2018
San Francisco Bay’s water level is expected to rise over the coming decades. Even using the moderate estimates of three feet over the next eighty years, the resulting damage could resemble the recent hurricane-caused havoc on the East Coast. Scientists estimate the cost in the Bay Area of a major...
Press Release: October 1, 2018
(San Francisco Bay, CA) – Sea levels are expected to rise in San Francisco Bay by at least three feet over the next 80 years.  Many people around the Bay Area, including those working for local governments responsible for shoreline adaptation, don’t know what that will mean.  ShoreView, a new way...
Blog Post: January 10, 2018
Baykeeper’s Staff Scientist and Field Investigator took to the air with our partners at LightHawk Conservation Flying, to survey the impact of King Tides on Bay Area shorelines for the third year in a row. Documenting the range and intensity of the annual high tides known as King Tides can help...
Blog Post: October 12, 2017
Recent severe storms in Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico have left tragic trails of destruction along coastal areas. This devastation serves as a vital reminder of the need to prepare for flooding—and how big the threats are to San Francisco Bay. One of the most alarming reports out of the Houston...
Monthly Column: January 3, 2017
Cars stopping when San Francisco Bay water washes onto roads. Waves breaking on pedestrian sidewalks. Water flooding onto polluted oil refinery shorelines. It all happens during the year’s highest tides—and could happen daily as global climate change causes sea levels to rise. In the years to come...
BK In The News: December 14, 2016
By the time the bulk of the storm hits, the king tides currently pounding the bay should subside... "They were actively putting sand on the beach and you could see it being washed away simultaneously," said Ian Wren, of San Francisco Baykeeper.

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