“San Mateo County has more property at risk from sea-level rise than any other county in the Bay Area,” county Supervisor Dave Pine, who helped secure the funding, said in a statement Wednesday. “It is critical that we begin to understand the risks, assess our options and protect our economic and civic infrastructure. This grant will help begin that effort.”
San Francisco International Airport, along with the confluence of San Bruno and Colma creeks, will be the focal point of the study, according to a statement from Pine’s office.
Man-made wetlands, using dredged creek sediments and treated sewage water, could help provide buffers against sea-level rise. The airport indicated that shoreline protections are of major concern to the hub.
Grants totaling $1.5 million were awarded to 20 projects statewide.