Shoreline Vulnerability Index

The Shoreline Vulnerability Index helps figure out how different shoreline types around the Bay may be vulnerable to erosion and flooding. Shoreline adaptation projects will involve both maintaining and strengthening existing shorelines, as well as realigning and redesigning areas of the Bay shoreline. Understanding where stretches of the Bay’s shoreline are highly vulnerable to flooding and sea level rise can inform the prioritization, planning, and construction of shoreline protection projects. This project builds upon the Bay Shore Inventory created by the San Francisco Estuary Institute (SFEI), which inventoried 100-foot segments of elevated Bay shore features for all nine Bay Area counties.