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California Coastal Flooding

California is the only state with a far above average level of preparedness for its coastal flooding threat. The state currently has almost 170,000 people at risk of a 100-year coastal flood.

Threat

Action

For more information on how prepared California is for its growing coastal flooding threat, read the detailed state report.

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Is California taking action?

  • California has conducted several pilot vulnerability assessments for coastal flooding, and has sector-specific assessments underway
  • With the Safeguarding California adaptation plan, the state is taking steps to address its changing coastal flood risks

Did you know...

  • California currently has more than 200 square miles in the 100-year coastal floodplain and this area is projected to double to more than 550 square miles by 2050