To the geniuses who want to dam the Golden Gate (Letters: “Dam at bay is a good idea,” Sept. 22 and “Build dam where bay begins,” Sept. 16): Please explain where you would place this proposed dam that it would not be affected by the four very active faults in that zone, and how do you think it would affect the activity of the dozen or so fault zones between the peninsula and Vallejo? Also, where will all the displaced people and farms go? If you look at the website: http://sealevel.climatecentral.org, you will see that even a foot in elevated sea level will inundate much of Stockton, Vallejo and parts of Lodi and Sacramento during storm surges. Up to 10 feet in rise gets most of Sacramento and more of other cities. Think of it, eventually we could ride speedboats from Bakersfield to Redding! Yes, we might be able to make the Central Valley into an inland sea again. Every action has consequences and I believe this one would be more destructive than constructive.
Ed Brown, Oakdale