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What was, what will be

Posted by G.A. Matiasz on June 14, 2007


The above map is of the San Francisco peninsula in the 19th century, showing the creeks and original shoreline, before all the development and landfill.

Below are a couple of maps of the San Francisco Bay Area’s future, if sea levels continue to rise as predicted.


(Sources: 19th Century Map, Sea-level maps)

2 Responses to “What was, what will be”

  1. Eurico said

    Of course it’s unthinkable. Before this happens I’m sure the people will pressure the government to build a dyke below the Golden Gate Bridge, with a dam ship to maintain the naval traffic. This dyke will cost less than if all that bay area is lost. We need to learn with the dutch people how to live below the sea level.

  2. […] while back, I did a post called “What was, what will be,” about San Francisco’s changing coastline. This updating explores what might happen if […]

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