Will False Creek
get flooded by rising sea levels and intense storms?
The Thames Barrier shows what a little investment with simple technology can do.
“... There were no flood alerts for the part of the river that flows through London. That stretch is protected by the Thames Barrier, a series of giant metal gates downstream of central London that can be closed against tidal surges. By holding back the tide, the barrier also creates more space in the river for excess water from upstream to flow down to the sea.
England has had its wettest January since 1766. Its southwest coast has been battered repeatedly by storms and a large area of the low-lying Somerset Levels in the southwest has been under water for more than a month.
The disaster has sparked a political storm, with the Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservative-led government facing criticism from many residents for allegedly failing to dredge rivers and take other flood-prevention measures....”
http://www.aol.com/article/2014/02/10/r ... /20826723/
could be protected by a barrier under the Burrard Bridge. Closing the barrier for high tide and storm surges.
Can't do that for the mighty Fraser River because of the width and the amount of commercial shipping. Ditto for exposed communities on the coast.