The Port of San Francisco recently received a financial boost to its effort to study flood, earthquake and other risks to its waterfront, thanks to Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who in mid-January secured $5 million for the port and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
The money allows San Francisco and the federal infrastructure agency to finish the waterfront coastal flood study, which would not only pinpoint vulnerabilities, but include recommendations for how to lower those risks. It also will help guide federal investment for future port projects.
This adds to $3 million previously secured by Pelosi, the port said.
“Speaker Pelosi’s bold leadership and deep commitment to the San Francisco waterfront is protecting people, critical infrastructure and neighborhoods from the impacts of a devastating earthquake and future sea-level rise,” port Executive Director Elaine Forbes said.
She added that completing the San Francisco Waterfront Coastal Flood Study is critical to protecting the waterfront and ensuring that “billions of dollars in economic activity, critical transportation infrastructure and our most iconic destinations continue to stand strong for decades to come.”