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San Francisco Airport Flood Protection

SAN FRANCISCO AIRPORT FLOOD PROTECTION
CONSTRUCTION, SEC 205

PROJECT LOCATION AND DESCRIPTION

Due to its geographic location and low ground elevations, SFO has many physical constraints.  It is surrounded by three cities and Highway 101 on the north, south, and the west.  The east is bounded by San Francisco Bay with a shoreline of approximately eight miles long.  The shoreline protection features, consisting of soil berms, concrete seawalls, and vinyl sheet piles constructed between 1983 and 2006, were built for erosion control and tidal flooding.  Gaps of various lengths between seawall sections will allow for water inundation into the airfield and the terminal areas during flood events.  The airport would like to request the Corps to study the potential for raising at least two reaches of the existing alignment so their system would provide 100-year protection, as defined by the Federal Emergency Management Agency in their proposed update to the Flood Insurance Rate Map for the area under the CAP Section 205 Authority.

 

TOTAL FUNDING

 

TOTAL COST

                    $    0

FEDERAL COST

                    $    0

NON-FEDERAL COST

                    $    0

 

 

TOTAL FEDERAL COST THROUGH FY 2018

                    $    0  

FY 2019 BUDGET

                    $    0

COST TO COMPLETE

                     N/A   

 

FY 18 ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Initiate Federal Interest Determination (FID).

FY 19 ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • None
  • ISSUES AND OTHER INFORMATION

    • San Francisco International Airport is the NFS.
    • Letter of Intent dated 23 July 2013 was sent to the Corps requesting a CAP Section 205 study to improve portion of the SFO seawalls as a storm and flood protection.
    • The flooding issue is best address in a GI study due to the complexity of this area.
    • The possible limited fixed that the CAP study might provide would not resolve the flood issues within the funding limit.

  • CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS
    • 14th  District, Rep. Jackie Speier

    POINT OF CONTACT

    • Deputy for Project Management, Arijs A. Rakstins, (415) 503-6720

    Updated on 26 February 2018

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    Contact

    General Questions
    415-503-6702
    1455 Market Street
    San Francisco, CA 94103