Sea Level Rise
Sea level rise will affect public access and recreation due to loss of beach areas
where sand cannot migrate inland due to development; these sites could become
inaccessible due to flooding and erosion.
No stretch of California’s coastline will be spared and addressing this threat will cost a staggering amount of public and private money.
Experts predict climate-driven sea-level rise could elevate the water in coastal
areas up to 10 feet in just 70 years, overwhelming beachfronts and low-lying
Water quality could decline due to inundation of toxic soils and an increase in non-point source pollution, resulting in crippled economies, compromised public safety, submerged infrastructure, and a forced retreat from our coast.