So many resources, so little time. Rather than try to list them all here, we’ll try to curate them so you have a place to start that is (hopefully) meaningful for San Rafael businesses and residents. Each one will have links to tons more stuff, so fair-warning: rabbit holes ahead!
Marin County Sea Level Rise Resources
This is the County’s compendium, including BayWAVE, C-SMART, the award-winning Game of Floods, a resource library and more. And yes, you will have to click the link to learn what the acronyms mean! County Site.
Marin Wildfire Prevention Authority
This County-wide joint powers authority was created in 2020 with the passage of Measure C and will fund proactive state-of-the-art wildfire prevention and preparedness efforts for 10 years. MWPA website.
Bay Adapt intends to build a new type of regional collaboration among agencies and stakeholders to protect people and the natural and built environment from rising seas. The City participates in meetings and is helping to develop resources to help local governments plan for adaptation. Bay Adapt website.
Cal-Adapt provides a view of how climate change might affect California. You can find tools, data, and resources to conduct research, develop adaptation plans and build applications. It also includes maps of projected changes for things like sea level rise, heat and precipitation. Cal-Adapt website.
NOAA’s Sea Level Rise Viewer
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s web mapping tool can be used to visualize community-level impacts from coastal flooding or sea level rise (up to 10 feet above average high tides). Photo simulations of how future flooding might impact local landmarks are also provided, as well as data related to water depth, connectivity, flood frequency, socio-economic vulnerability, wetland loss and migration, and mapping confidence. NOAA SLR Viewer website.
More coming soon!