Alameda Sun: Prepare for the Worst, State Agency Advises


Closer to home, CNRA advises counties and cities like Alameda to develop planning, permitting, development and building alternatives that avoid significant new development in areas that cannot be adequately protected from flooding due to climate change.

"The most risk-averse approach for minimizing the adverse effects of sea level rise and storm activities is to carefully consider new development within areas vulnerable to inundation," the report says. The report advises state agencies not to plan, develop or build any new significant structure in a place where that structure will require significant protection from sea level rise, storm surges or coastal erosion during the expected life of the structure.