Sea Level Rise Contributes to Highway 37 Flooding Woes

Feb 20, 2017

The North Bay’s Highway 37 is one of the Bay Area’s many roadways that’s been plagued by flooding during this winter’s very wet season. But a recent U.C. Davis study suggests sea level rise is also playing a major factor in the highway’s flooding and transit agencies are taking note. KRCB’s Tiffany Camhi has more.

A portion of Highway 37, from the 101 North junction to the Atherton Avenue exit, has been closed for much of 2017.
Credit Ghilotti Construction Company

    

U.C. Davis' Road Ecology Center predicts regular flooding episodes on Highway 37 could begin as soon as 20 years from now. Find out more about the study and check out prediction maps at its website.