Flood Control 2.0: Rebuilding Habitat and Shoreline Resilience through a New Generation of Flood Control Channel Design and Management
The Flood Control 2.0 project developed a set of innovative approaches for bringing environmental benefits and cost-savings to flood protection infrastructure along the San Francisco Bay shoreline. The strategy has two complementary approaches that transform costly trapped sediment in local flood control channels into a resource: channel redesign where sufficient adjacent land use flexibility exists, and sediment redistribution for highly constrained channels.
Through an interdisciplinary team linking regional science expertise with on-the-ground flood control agencies, the project advanced channel redesign to restore wetland habitat, water quality, and shoreline resilience through demonstration projects at three creek mouths: San Francisquito, lower Novato, and lower Walnut creeks.
At a region-wide scale, the project collected and integrated data on coarse sediment and historical stream characteristics with the results of the local projects. The resulting regional strategy will increase environmental benefits and cost-savings to flood protection infrastructures along the San Francisco Bay shoreline.
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