California Coastal Flooding

Climate change causing more nuisance flooding in California

California currently has 170,000 people at risk of coastal flooding. By 2050, an additional 204,000 people are projected to be at risk due to sea level rise.

What does the future look like for San Diego with projected sea level rise?

Sea level threats down to zip code

Type a coastal place name in California and find local projections, maps and potential impacts on people, infrastructure, and much more with our interactive tool.

California currently has more than 200 square miles in the 100-year coastal floodplain. This area is projected to double to more than 550 square miles by 2050 due to sea level rise.

What's Happening with Coastal Flooding?

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