Baykeeper Updates Related to Climate Change

Blog Post: June 14, 2011
The debate continues between private developers and environmentalists over a proposal by the Bay Conservation and Development Commission that calls for development around the Bay to recognize sea level rise and plan accordingly. The Commission has postponed a final vote until October, pending...
Blog Post: May 13, 2011
Join Baykeeper in supporting a responsible climate change adaptation policy for San Francisco Bay. This Thursday, a final workshop will be held by the Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) to discuss an amendment to BCDC's Bay Plan that would sensibly require development around San...
Blog Post: May 5, 2011
Recent research conducted at the Menlo Park office of the U.S. Geological Survey indicates the proposed Saltworks Project site in Redwood City is currently subject to a significant amount of flood risk - which will increase dramatically as sea levels rise further. This map was created by Noah...
Blog Post: May 3, 2011
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) recently posted an interesting video titled Turbid Bay that discusses current research on how sediment is transported from the water column to tidal mudflats around the Bay. This work is critical to our understanding of whether sediments within the Bay are capable of...
Blog Post: February 17, 2011
The Baykeeper boat braved the elements to take a trip on the Bay today, giving local officials and reporters a view of King Tides in the Bay. The high tide today was almost a foot higher than usual, providing a preview of the potential impacts of sea level rise in the Bay. (Read more about King...
BK In The News: February 17, 2011
The highest tides of the year sent waves crashing over the Embarcadero in San Francisco Thursday, and environmentalists say that could be a daily occurrence in the future.
BK In The News: February 17, 2011
Take naturally-occurring extremely high tides, and add to them high winds and torrential rain, and you get some pretty big seas. KQED joins Baykeeper on the boat during King Tide.
BK In The News: February 17, 2011
A winter storm in the Bay Area Thursday coincided with a king tide, which pushed water levels along San Francisco Bay shorelines more than 6 feet above normal levels.
BK In The News: February 17, 2011
King Tides provides a preview of the potential impacts of sea level rise in San Francisco Bay.
Press Release: February 15, 2011
This week some of the year’s highest tides will breach California’s coastal and bay shorelines, providing a glimpse of what the state can expect as sea level rises due to climate change. Baykeeper is helping to document the impacts of these so-called King Tides, which will occur from February 16...