Documents / Reports

This report describes the adaptive structures considered in this study in terms of potential designs and costs. This is a large file.
This report describes the benefits and impacts that could be realized by the community and environment from the different adaptive scenarios considered.
Draft (2010-09-22) of the Corridor Planning Process.
With the global sea level rising, it is imperative to quantify how the dynamics of tidal estuaries and embayments will respond to increased depth and newly inundated perimeter regions. With increased depth comes a decrease in frictional effects in the basin interior and altered tidal amplification. Inundation due to higher sea level also causes an increase in planform area, tidal prism, and frictional effects in the newly inundated areas.
This is the DRAFT final report sent to TRB. Once comments have been received and a new revision developed, it will be posted here.
This is the final report to the TRB for the Highway 37 Stewardship Study (5/17/2012)
This report explores the potential for integrating ecological functions into flood risk management on lower Novato Creek. It presents an initial vision of how ecological elements could contribute to flood protection, based on a broad scale analysis and a one day workshop of local and regional experts. The Vision is not intended to be implemented as is, but rather adapted and applied through future projects and analysis. Other actions (e.g., floodwater detention basins) may also need to be implemented in the interim to meet flood risk objectives.
Final draft report to the Transportation Research Board, SHRP 2 program. Includes appendices deleted from shorter final version.
This report describes the modeling and mapping methods used to predict potential inundation of State Route 37 and associated areas.
This is the full report on the preliminary study on sea level rise along 4.3 miles of Hayward shoreline. This report was prepared by Philip Williams & Associates, Ltd. (PWA) for the Hayward Area Shoreline Planning Agency (HASPA).
This document is an executive summary of a study which looks at sea level rise along 4.3 miles of Hayward shoreline between State Highway 92 and San Lorenzo Creek.

Highway 37 Stewardship Study for Corridor Planning

This is the most recent draft of the TCR, which is the planning document Caltrans uses to describe the problems and potential problems facing State Route 37.


This brief history of the San Pablo Baylands was presented by Wendy Eliot, Conservation Director at the Sonoma Land Trust on March 10, 2011.

A brief overview of phase I as well as an introduction to phase II.  This was presented at the Phase II kickoff meeting on Sept. 3, 2014.

Presentation by Jeremy Lowe entitled "Preparing for Sea Level Rise along North San Pablo Bay".  This was presented at the third stakeholders meeting.

Project and study overview presented by Fraser Shilling, March 10, 2011.

Julian Meisler, the Baylands Program Manager from the Sonoma Land Trust presented this study overview during the first (stakeholders) meeting.

Presentation by Eric Alm, Caltrans District 4, Office of System Planning.

Fraser Shilling presents an update on Ecological and Transportation Framework for Highway 37 Corridor.

Presentation by Helene LeMaitre and Fraser Shilling at Stakeholder Meeting #3.

Geospatial Data

This vector polygon provides a spatial extent of the study region.
California Department of Transportation roads layer for the study region.
This map is a raster representation of the elevation for the region.
Hydrology representing major hydrologic features digitized from 1:24,000-scale USGS topographic maps.
This dataset provide national land cover data broken into major categories (e.g., urban, forest).
The 'CITY90' layer contains 1990 Census Federal place code boundaries that have been clipped by the county tile outline. The Federal place codes define polygons that are cities or census designated places or are unclassified as to type.