Friday, May 6, 2011

Tidal Gate Across San Francisco Bay Proposed to Manage Sea Level Rise

A large dam, gate or lock to manage tidal flows could help locals cope with anticipated sea level rise from climate change.

SAN FRANCISCO -- A giant tidal barrier stretched across the Golden Gate is among the adaptation remedies proposed by a Bay area nonprofit to cope with anticipated sea level rise caused by climate change over the coming century.

The San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association mentioned the idea this week as part of an extensive analysis of how global warming might affect the City by the Bay, which is thought to be highly susceptible to flooding and other dangers in the decades ahead. More >>>