State of California Sea-Level Rise Guidance Now Available
This recently released document provides guidance to state agencies for how to incorporate sea-level rise projections into planning, design, permitting, construction, investment, and other decisions, including:
- a synthesis of the best available science on sea-level rise projections and rates for California;
- a stepwise approach for state agencies and local governments to evaluate those projections and related hazard information in decision-making; and
- preferred coastal adaptation approaches.
This guidance is based on the scientific findings found in the 2017 “Rising Seas in California: An Update on Sea-Level Rise,” which reflects recent advances in ice loss science and sea-level rise projections.