Measures Explorer

Welcome to the Measures Explorer! Through its Waterfront Resilience Program, the Port has been studying urgent seismic and flood risks along the Port's 7.5 mile jurisdiction. In assessing and analyzing how vulnerable our waterfront is to these hazards, the Port has also begun to identify “measures,” or specific strategies for adapting San Francisco's waterfront in the face of earthquakes, flooding, and future sea level rise.

Measures are the basic building blocks of a comprehensive approach to protecting the waterfront now and in the future. The Port’s goal is to identify the measures that are most appropriate to protect the many different conditions along the waterfront in ways that reflect city and community priorities, combining seismic and flood risk improvements wherever it's feasible and cost-effective. Ultimately, measures will be selected and refined to build project options for selection for Proposition A bond funding in March 2021.

Click on the images from the Measures Explorer grid below to learn more about each specific adaptation strategy.

For a broader view of earthquake and flooding risks along the waterfront, visit the Waterfront Resilience Story Maps.

For more background information, visit the Seismic and Flood Risk 101 page.


FLOOD MEASURES:




Physical Infrastructure
Ecological Infrastructure










Seawalls
Breakwaters

Aquatic Habitat
Ecological Shorelines








Raised Marine Structures
Building Adaptations












Tide Gates
Deployables





SEISMIC MEASURES:



Shoreline Stabilization


Nearshore Buttress
Landside Buttress
Drilled Shafts
Super Bulkhead Wharf




Targeted Measures


Bulkhead Wharf Retrofit
Liquefaction Mitigation




FLOOD AND SEISMIC MEASURES:

Policy and Emergency Preparedness

Policies and Zoning
Emergency Preparedness


Welcome to the Measures Explorer! Through its Waterfront Resilience Program, the Port has been studying urgent seismic and flood risks along the Port's 7.5 mile jurisdiction. In assessing and analyzing how vulnerable our waterfront is to these hazards, the Port has also begun to identify “measures,” or specific strategies for adapting San Francisco's waterfront in the face of earthquakes, flooding, and future sea level rise.

Measures are the basic building blocks of a comprehensive approach to protecting the waterfront now and in the future. The Port’s goal is to identify the measures that are most appropriate to protect the many different conditions along the waterfront in ways that reflect city and community priorities, combining seismic and flood risk improvements wherever it's feasible and cost-effective. Ultimately, measures will be selected and refined to build project options for selection for Proposition A bond funding in March 2021.

Click on the images from the Measures Explorer grid below to learn more about each specific adaptation strategy.

For a broader view of earthquake and flooding risks along the waterfront, visit the Waterfront Resilience Story Maps.

For more background information, visit the Seismic and Flood Risk 101 page.


FLOOD MEASURES:




Physical Infrastructure
Ecological Infrastructure










Seawalls
Breakwaters

Aquatic Habitat
Ecological Shorelines








Raised Marine Structures
Building Adaptations












Tide Gates
Deployables





SEISMIC MEASURES:



Shoreline Stabilization


Nearshore Buttress
Landside Buttress
Drilled Shafts
Super Bulkhead Wharf




Targeted Measures


Bulkhead Wharf Retrofit
Liquefaction Mitigation




FLOOD AND SEISMIC MEASURES:

Policy and Emergency Preparedness

Policies and Zoning
Emergency Preparedness


  • Thank you for learning about ways to strengthen the waterfront through the Measures Explorer! What questions do you have for us about measures? Would you like to see these implemented along San Francisco's waterfront as a solution to flooding as a result of sea level rise? If so, where? Do you have any concerns about it as a potential solution along San Francisco's waterfront? The Port wants to hear from you!

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