A Rapid Assessment Method to Identify Potential Groundwater Flooding Hotspots as Sea Levels Rise in Coastal Cities

Water, Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI) | October 25th, 2019


Sea level rise (SLR) will cause shallow unconfined coastal aquifers to rise. Rising groundwater can emerge as surface flooding and impact buried infrastructure, soil beh

Amplified Impact of Climate Change on Fine-Sediment Delivery to a Subsiding Coast, Humboldt Bay, California

Estuaries and Coasts | May 28th, 2021


In Humboldt Bay, tectonic subsidence exacerbates sea-level rise (SLR). To build surface elevations and to keep pace with SLR, the sediment demand created by subsi

An ongoing shift in Pacific Ocean sea level

American Geophysical Union (AGU) | July 30th, 2016


Based on the satellite altimeter data, sea level off the west coast of the United States has increased over the past 5 years, while sea level in the western tropical Pac

Analysis of the costs and benefits of using marsh restoration as a sea level rise adaptation strategy in San Francisco Bay

The Bay Institute | February 22nd, 2013


The purpose of this study is to examine opportunities to protect San Francisco Bay’s recovering tidal marsh ecosystems while helping bayshore communities to manage the

Assessing and communicating the impacts of climate change on the Southern California coast

California Natural Resources Agency | August 27th, 2018


 Over the course of this and the next century, the combination of rising sea levels, severe storms, and coastal erosion will threaten the sustainability of coastal commu

Benefit Accounting of Nature-Based Solutions for Watersheds

Pacific Institute | March 1st, 2021


Nature-based solutions (NBS) have the potential to combat pressing global problems, including climate change, water security and biodiversity loss. This guide builds on

Building Ecological Resilience in Highly Modified Landscapes

BioScience | November 7th, 2018


Ecological resilience is a powerful heuristic for ecosystem management in the context of rapid environmental change. Significant efforts are underway to improve

California against the sea

Los Angeles Times | July 7th, 2019


THE CALIFORNIA COAST GREW AND PROSPERED during a remarkable moment in history when the sea was at its tamest. But the mighty Pacific, unbeknownst to all, was nearing i

California's Future

Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) | January 18th, 2018


Water management in California has always been challenging. The state’s variable climate is marked by long droughts and severe floods, with stark regional differences i

California’s Coast and Ocean Summary Report

California Natural Resources Agency, California Energy Commission (CEC) | August 27th, 2018


This report synthesizes current scientific understanding about the impacts of climate change on California’s coast and ocean and presents a forward-looking summary of

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