State of California Sea-Level Rise Interim Guidance Document

California Executive Order S-13-08 required all state agencies that are planning construction projects in areas vulnerable to future sea-level rise (SLR) to "consider a range of sea level rise scenarios for the years 2050 and 2100 in order to assess project vulnerability and, to the extent feasible, reduce expected risks and increase resiliency to sea level rise." To support this directive, the Sea?Level Rise Task Force of the Coastal and Ocean Working Group of the California Climate Action Team (CO?CAT), with science support provided by the Ocean Protection Council’s Science Advisory Team and the California Ocean Science Trust, developed this guidance document for incorporating SLR projections into planning and decision making for projects in California.

Publication Date: October 2010

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