Coastal Flooding & Solutions, Workshop Case Studies
Observations and forecasts for highway flooding in San Francisco Bay
Location: Marin & Sonoma Counties, California
Submitted By: John Largier - UC Davis
Project URLs: https://coastalocean.ucdavis.edu/ocean-observing/hwy37
We have deployed multiple water level sensors in addition to waves sensors and cameras to complement permanent stations for tracking water level, wind, rain, and creek flows in San Pablo Bay (northern San Francisco Bay). Our aim is to observe and account for high-water extremes in terms of multiple drivers (ocean, river inflow, weather) at specific sites. Primary focus is on potential for flooding of Highway-37, a major commuter route that connects communities on the west and east sides of San Francisco Bay. Stakeholders will benefit from real-time data and short-term flooding forecasts in addition to improved projections of heightened risk due to sea-level rise and climate change.
TBD (early days & a dry winter)
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