South San Francisco, CA June 24, 2016
The concern of impact on sea level rising is being taken serious by local officials in the San Mateo County Peninsula, as well as world wide. Climate Central has predicted that San Mateo County is the most at-risk county in California. To learn more about local impact of sea level rising, along with interactive tools, CLICK HERE
Our local concern is focused on Oyster Point Marina which had been one of the County’s identified area of greatest concern. However, somehow this area was removed from the County’s list of high vulnerability locations; Oyster Point Marina had been rated as Class 4. (see draft list below and noting the location of SSF/SB Waste Water Plant listed class 4)
Class 4: (a) Essential facilities. (b) Assets whose failure could pose substantial hazard to the community. (c) Assets containing highly toxic substances, dangerous to the public (d) Assets required to maintain function of other category 4 structures
Below are renderings showing the potential impact of sea level rising in South San Francisco.
OYSTER POINT AS IT STANDS TODAY:
IN THE YEAR 2050 WITH A 12″ SEA RISE (34 yrs)
IN THE YEAR 2050 WITH A 52″ SEA RISE
IN THE YEAR 2100 WITH A 38″ SEA RISE
IN THE YEAR 2100 WITH A 77″ SEA RISE- 100 YEAR FLOOD
Oyster Point Marina listed as a class 4 in the County’s summary of assets selected for asset vulnerability profiling. It has since been removed completely and 81 acres of development has been approved between Greenland Group and the City of South San Francisco which still brings up concerns.
In addition Colma Creek runs from San Bruno Mountain, north of the Guadalupe Parkway, along Old Mission Road, crossing Chestnut (by Safeway) and through Orange Memorial Park onward to Canal Avenue, across Hwy 101 towards Utah & Mitchell Avenues towards the Waste Water Treatment Plant which has been identified by the County as a Class 3 vulnerability assessment as San Bruno Creek merge in the same area. More on Colma Creek from the Colma Creek Advisory Board CLICK HERE for quarterly meeting agendas & minutes. For more on ESC regarding sea level rise CLICK HERE
For more information on the concern of sea level rise to SFO please CLICK HERE to view the SAN BRUNO CREEK/ COLMA CREEK RESILIENCY STUDY prepared for SFO