Levees

Measures related to physical infrastructure opportunities to address flood risk

Looking for more? Head back to the Measures Explorer to check out other flood and seismic measures.


Levees

DESCRIPTION:
Levees are areas of raised ground made of earthen embankments or fill placed along shorelines to prevent flooding. Levees are used along rivers to prevent overflow of flood waters or in coastal areas to protect against storm surge. Levees can be built to host a number of different uses, such as roadways and walkways.




SHORELINE LOCATION: Upland
DESIGN LIFE:
IMPACT ON THE WATERFRONT:

75+ yearsMajor Interventions
ADAPTABILITY:
Low
CONSTRUCTION COST:
TBD




COASTAL FLOOD HAZARDS MITIGATED:





Sea Level Rise
Storm Surge
Groundwater
Waves
Erosion




Types of Levees:
Click the images and links below to explore types of Levees.


Earthen Levee
Raised Roadway



Raised Pathway



Head back to the Measures Explorer to check out other flood and seismic measures.


Measures related to physical infrastructure opportunities to address flood risk

Looking for more? Head back to the Measures Explorer to check out other flood and seismic measures.


Levees

DESCRIPTION:
Levees are areas of raised ground made of earthen embankments or fill placed along shorelines to prevent flooding. Levees are used along rivers to prevent overflow of flood waters or in coastal areas to protect against storm surge. Levees can be built to host a number of different uses, such as roadways and walkways.




SHORELINE LOCATION: Upland
DESIGN LIFE:
IMPACT ON THE WATERFRONT:

75+ yearsMajor Interventions
ADAPTABILITY:
Low
CONSTRUCTION COST:
TBD




COASTAL FLOOD HAZARDS MITIGATED:





Sea Level Rise
Storm Surge
Groundwater
Waves
Erosion




Types of Levees:
Click the images and links below to explore types of Levees.


Earthen Levee
Raised Roadway



Raised Pathway



Head back to the Measures Explorer to check out other flood and seismic measures.


  • Thank you for learning about ways to strengthen the waterfront through the Measures Explorer! Please share your feedback on the Levee measures.

    Would you like to see them prioritized as potential solutions along San Francisco's waterfront? Do you have any concerns or input you would like to share about these measures?

    The Port wants to hear from you!

    Share Feedback