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State of California Sea-Level Rise Guidance—2018 Update

Ocean Protection Council (OPC) | March 4th, 2018

This updated document, the “State of California Sea-Level Rise Guidance” (Guidance), provides a bold, science-based methodology for state and local governments to analyze and assess the risks associated with sea-level rise, and to incorporate sea-level rise into their planning, permitting, and investment decisions. This Guidance provides: 

    1. A synthesis of the best available science on sea-level rise projections and rates for California; 
    2. A step-by-step approach for state agencies and local governments to evaluate those projections and related hazard information in decision making; and 
    3. Preferred coastal adaptation approaches. 


climate change, infrastructure, planning and management, risk assessment, science management, sea level rise