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Flemington, with its lovely sea frontage.... 
20th-Mar-2007 02:23 pm
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Google maps + rises in the sea level....
I wish it went backwards too, but Melbourne is pretty impressive at +14m rise...

http://flood.firetree.net/?ll=-37.8927,144.9619&z=6&m=14
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20th-Mar-2007 03:40 am (UTC)
At 14m, my house gets wet. At 13m, we have a nice beachfront replacing the park across the street :)

We're four levels up, though, so as long as I can moor a gondola to the balcony we should be fine...
20th-Mar-2007 05:21 am (UTC)
heheh, I pointed out to my boss that a 14m rise means she has a sea-level property. However, seeing as how it floods out all of the coal mines in the La Trobe valley, it probably won't matter to us ;)
20th-Mar-2007 03:57 am (UTC)
Wow, you should see Adelaide at 14m:

http://flood.firetree.net/?ll=-34.9321,138.5994&z=6&m=14&t=2

You know that whole thing about Adelaide being on a Plain? Next to a great stretch of beach? Yeah, not so good. Even at 5m you're losing a rather large amount of suburbia!
20th-Mar-2007 05:16 am (UTC)
heh, I missed Adelaide, but I looked at Brisbane and Sydenee and they were exciting.

I also was amused by Orbost Bay
http://flood.firetree.net/?ll=-37.6917,148.3920&z=4&m=14&t=1
21st-Mar-2007 01:27 pm (UTC)
Actually, I think the most impressive one I found was Bangladesh:

http://flood.firetree.net/?ll=23.8858,90.2637&m=14

I mean, what Bangladesh?

20th-Mar-2007 04:29 am (UTC)
Interestingly, at only two metres (well within what's predicted for the next 50-100 years), parts of The Docklands go under water. That new waterfront property ain't looking so good anymore.

It also occurs to me that while the Burnley and Domain Tunnels will remain open and their entrances are okay, the structures are far from water-tight. It's built through highly permeable silt/mud and clay. By design, they need to constantly pump-out ground-water that seeps in. Raising the water-table by an extra couple of metres adds a lot of head-pressure.
20th-Mar-2007 05:20 am (UTC)
lalalalal, its not happening :)
20th-Mar-2007 11:08 am (UTC)
Thats not that hard to remedy, they just sink some extra wells and create/dig a sump layer below the tunnel to remove some of the pressure, but it will never happen, its expensive initially, like billions expensive. It been used successfully in Norway i think
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