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2020-07-04 12:57:00 AM  
11 votes:

Pinner: Could the beachfront part of the town be sinking a bit? Yeah, yeah, I know... sea level rise. But was wondering if how they built it up along the shoreline has flattened out a bit.


Google "newport beach subsidence" and see if you find anything interesting.
 
2020-07-04 2:47:03 AM  
6 votes:

BlueBox: MurphyMurphy: Enigmamf: So if there's a Tesla in one of those flooded streets will it electrocute everyone on the block?

Does a regular car battery electrocute people when a regular car is submerged?

No. Low voltage.  That water may be a more important problem.


Yeah, those people bombing through the salt water in their cars are in for a hard lesson in electrolytic galvanization. They don't get snow with the accompanying salted roads, so they likely have no idea the treat that awaits them.
 
2020-07-04 2:55:59 AM  
5 votes:
Is NewportBarGuy ok?
 
2020-07-04 1:12:43 AM  
4 votes:
That is what you get for voting for Rimjoblicans
 
2020-07-04 3:36:32 AM  
3 votes:
I worked in China Cove, at the entrance to Balboa Island, at a marine biology lab back in the 1980s. We'd send a local kid out to go scuba diving & dig up worms by the pilings at least once a week. Not glamorous, but we paid him and he somehow enjoyed it.

There is absolutely no way I'd ever live on the beach: noise, people, occasional smells (algae blooms / fish kills every couple of years), ugh.

I'm now 90 feet above sea level, 1/3 mile in (but up in Los Angeles County). Much more to my liking.
 
2020-07-04 1:18:42 AM  
3 votes:
Camper Van Beethoven - Opi Rides Again / Club Med Sucks
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/club med sucks
 
2020-07-04 12:55:23 AM  
3 votes:
Could the beachfront part of the town be sinking a bit? Yeah, yeah, I know... sea level rise. But was wondering if how they built it up along the shoreline has flattened out a bit.
 
2020-07-04 9:35:27 AM  
2 votes:
One thing I'd never thought of before was how gravity pools water irregularly.  Because of that, the effect of rising sea levels isn't uniform. Miami Beach and southern Atlantic cities have been hit harder and faster than other sea side towns because that's where the extra water is. There are maps (somewhere) that show these higher-than-average pools of water. Some seaside locations are subsiding but is the subsidence -- usually due to the weight of buildings -- being accelerated by the encroaching sea? Some seemingly solid locations are just a shake and a swizzle away from turning to pudding. For example, some of the sections of San Francisco that suffered horrible damage in the 1989 quake had been built on reclaimed marsh. The ground briefly liquefied in the quake and the buildings collapsed. What they're finding in Antarctica is that the ocean is encroaching below sea level so everything looks ok on the surface, but there's  serious thinning going on below. It would take someone with more info than me to say if that's what's happening on the West Coast. It could just be over-development. My sister-in-law's husband took us boating in that harbor 30 years ago and I'd never seen so many condos. I'm sure the appetite for over-building hasn't abated.
 
2020-07-04 4:31:24 AM  
2 votes:
It has begun.

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2020-07-04 2:10:58 AM  
2 votes:

AAAAGGGGHHHH: Enigmamf: Did I see a banana stand washing down the street?

Did it have money in it?


Always!
 
2020-07-04 1:39:51 AM  
2 votes:
lots of climate deniers down there.

that being said, class of 47 is a really great bar that is probably filled with sand right now.
 
2020-07-04 1:38:38 AM  
2 votes:

Swampmaster: The multi million dollar shacks right on the ocean are toast! But a half mile inland is a sweet ridge, maybe 80 to 100 ft up... bet those folks are glad they only paid 800k for there 2,500 sq ft four bed 4 bath place!


"their"  It will take more than 800k to make me over look that low hanging fruit.
 
2020-07-04 1:36:25 AM  
2 votes:

Enigmamf: So if there's a Tesla in one of those flooded streets will it electrocute everyone on the block?


Does a regular car battery electrocute people when a regular car is submerged?
 
2020-07-04 1:34:26 AM  
2 votes:
The multi million dollar shacks right on the ocean are toast! But a half mile inland is a sweet ridge, maybe 80 to 100 ft up... bet those folks are glad they only paid 800k for there 2,500 sq ft four bed 4 bath place!
 
2020-07-04 1:23:32 AM  
2 votes:
So if there's a Tesla in one of those flooded streets will it electrocute everyone on the block?
 
2020-07-04 1:01:20 AM  
2 votes:
 
2020-07-04 12:51:31 AM  
2 votes:
The boat starts at about the 25 min mark.
 
2020-07-04 4:07:08 PM  
1 vote:

born_yesterday: cyberspacedout: make me some tea: TwowheelinTim: pup.socket: Looks like it is literally built on the sand, why expect differently?

It is.

They shouldn't.

The barrier islands are the first to go under.

My bet would be on Balboa Island to go under first. It's just an old mud flat, built into an artificial island with material dredged from the surrounding harbor. I'm guessing the elevation isn't all that high.

That doesn't sound like particularly well thought out planning.


I haven't really read too much about it, so I'm not sure if it was originally just a site to dump all the sand and silt being dredged out of the rest of the bay there. The same guy doing that did eventually come up with the idea of using it as a real estate development, though, because $$$$.

It's now over 100 years old, and homes there are terribly overpriced, so you can imagine that its inhabitants might not know or care about its history.
 
2020-07-04 8:40:37 AM  
1 vote:

Leo Bloom's Freakout: [Fark user image 425x223]


gotta buy that book

I have a small library of Trump books, mostly cartoons and exposés written from under the bus.
 
2020-07-04 3:42:32 AM  
1 vote:

mofa: I worked in China Cove, at the entrance to Balboa Island, at a marine biology lab back in the 1980s. We'd send a local kid out to go scuba diving & dig up worms by the pilings at least once a week. Not glamorous, but we paid him and he somehow enjoyed it.

There is absolutely no way I'd ever live on the beach: noise, people, occasional smells (algae blooms / fish kills every couple of years), ugh.

I'm now 90 feet above sea level, 1/3 mile in (but up in Los Angeles County). Much more to my liking.


I got a good feel for it the summer of 1979 when I was stationed on CGC Point Divide. Our mooring was next to the Harbor Patrol in Corona Del Mar. We could look straight out between the jetties from there. When the south swell picked up we'd be rockin' and rollin' while tied to the pier. If it was bad enough we'd double up our mooring lines.
 
2020-07-04 2:40:59 AM  
1 vote:

make me some tea: TwowheelinTim: pup.socket: Looks like it is literally built on the sand, why expect differently?

It is.

They shouldn't.

The barrier islands are the first to go under.


It's a sand bar on the delta at the mouth of the Santa Ana River carrying tons and tons of sand and debris down from the San Gabriel Mountains, through the garbage laden inland empires of San Bernardino and Reeferside Counties. Yeah, it's as disgusting as it sounds. Why people pay so much money to live there is beyond my understanding.

/escaped from there in the late eighties
 
2020-07-04 2:30:05 AM  
1 vote:

pup.socket: Looks like it is literally built on the sand, why expect differently?


It is.

They shouldn't.
 
2020-07-04 2:09:33 AM  
1 vote:

MurphyMurphy: Enigmamf: So if there's a Tesla in one of those flooded streets will it electrocute everyone on the block?

Does a regular car battery electrocute people when a regular car is submerged?


Is a regular car battery 375V nominal?
 
2020-07-04 2:05:01 AM  
1 vote:
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2020-07-04 1:36:09 AM  
1 vote:
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2020-07-04 1:21:09 AM  
1 vote:
Looks like it is literally built on the sand, why expect differently?
 
2020-07-04 1:15:55 AM  
1 vote:

Daedalus27: Man the Governor went all out to prevent people from going to the beaches this holiday weekend.


Unleash the NEWSOM!
 
2020-07-04 1:09:43 AM  
1 vote:
Waitaminute... I thought global warming was a Chinese hoax?
 
2020-07-04 12:27:45 AM  
1 vote:
Going to be spending some time digging a few of those cars out of the sand.
 
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