Four inches by 2030
A new report on sea level rise predicts California will be harder hit than other coastal areas. But seismic changes will offer a slight buffer to Humboldt County and points north.
From the San Jose Jose Mercury News:
The report, from the National Academy of Sciences, found that the impacts of melting ice and warming, expanding oceans will hit California harder because most of the state’s coastline is slowly sinking due to geological forces.
Ocean levels south of Humboldt County will rise up to 1 foot in the next 20 years, 2 feet by 2050, and up to 5 feet by 2100, the study showed.
San Francisco Bay already has risen about 7 inches in the past 100 years, as measured by the tidal gauge at Fort Point, under the Golden Gate Bridge.