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California coastal towns pulling back from the sea

Discussion in 'The OT' started by phrelin, Jun 2, 2012.

  1. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

    Dec 2, 2010
    Overall it is too shallow for today's 30'+ draft ships, but the entrance to SP Bay is pretty deep and probably natural, so there'd be a lot of 20-40 foot anchorages that'd accomodate all ships until we started with the Titanics and such ca. 100 years ago. I bet the North end of the Bay was always on the shallow side, but the entrance from SF Bay was probably open to navigation since the ice receded.

    PS. I was lucky enough to "help" escort The Iowa out of Richmond to the GG Bridge a few weeks ago.
  2. Skyboss

    Skyboss Icon

    Jan 22, 2004
    Most of Florida was under water at one point. It'll happen again.

    I grew up in California. Lived 10 miles inland from the coast and used to dig up sea shells in the backyard all the time, and no, someone didn't dump thier sea shell collection in my backyard. Our yard was adjacent an old creek bed that ran to the ocean. Thing is, the elevation of the home was 544-feet MSL.

    Just some reality to chew on.

    That's nice. We've been keeping records since 1850 and the planet is 4.5 billion years old. We only think we know a thing or two about climate change.

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