Examiner scribe Glenn Dickey does not like the idea of the new waterfront Warriors arena planned for Piers 30-32. And he has some reasons why. He hates progress, basketball, and fun! No, not really. Oddly, he's concerned the new arena will FLOOD THE CITY, literally:
I believe this is a bad idea for several reasons. One is that a huge amount of concrete will have to be poured into Bay to provide support, raising the water level for a city that is already threatened by the potential of rising water with climate change.
Wait a minute. Maybe I'm reading this wrong, but is he saying that pouring a lot of concrete into the bay will make the water level around San Francisco go up? I THINK THAT'S WHAT HE'S SAYING. Based on my very limited knowledge of hydrology, I don't think that's how it works. Let's look at a diagram.
OK, so as I understand it, even if you pour a shitload of concrete in at Piers 30-32, I'm almost 100% sure that's not going to flood the Financial District, because all the water that the concrete displaces is just going to flow out underneath the Golden Gate Bridge into the Pacific Ocean, right? I mean, every time one of those huge container ships sails by, do you notice water sloshing up over the Embarcadero? What am I missing here?
That's all I've got. Have a great weekend.