The Oro Loma Horizontal Levee

The first horizontal levee storm-surge barrier in the nation is being built at the Oro Loma Sanitary District treatment plant just south of Oakland International Airport. If successful, it will point the way to strategy that could be applied to hundreds of coastal cities around the nation that are threatened by rising seas.


Learn about the Oro Loma Project and how it came to be. >



Oro Loma Project scientists, managers and engineers discussed project details at a seminar for South San Francisco Bay planners. Presentations from the seminar can be viewed here. >



Meet the visionary Board members, managers and engineers of the Oro Loma Sanitary District who are building this innovative green infrastructure project. The Bay Institute honored them with its Bay Hero award. >