Estuary Services Pipeline Routing
The Estuary Services Pipeline is a regional utility infrastructure designed to cope, adapt, respond, and leverage the changes presented by sea level rise in the 170 miles of coastline in San Francisco Bay Estuary. The materials of the bay coastal landscapes and aquatic systems - liquids, sediments, organic materials - are inherently fluid, mushy, and soft. They are plentiful, but awkward and expensive to transport. This utility pipeline will provide a reconfigurable conduit for soft material transport and placement as a means to incrementally remake the bay edge, its economics, ecologies, and maintenance systems through the thrust of sea level rise.