April 5, 2013
Hybrid levee diagram

“Hybrid levees” to protect the bayshore from floods, sea level rise

The Bay Institute, a key SFEP partner, proposes fronting traditional earthen levees with restored marsh irrigated with treated wastewater.  The new study, The Horizontal Levee: Nature’s Low-cost Defense Against Sea Level Rise, shows the result will be equal or better flood protection at lower cost.  Mercury News, 2/24/2013  
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Railway flooded in Novato

DWR releases flood risk management report

Check out this executive summary, released in March 2013. “More than 7 million people and $580 billion in assets (crops, buildings, and public infrastructure) are exposed to the hazards of flooding in California.”
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