High on a Hill: San Francisco Bay
The Bay Model is an amazing scale reproduction of San Francisco Bay created by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. More than 300 square miles of bay, river, ocean and upland are represented in the model, which is used by scientists to test the effects of drought and floods, as well as human compromises to the bay such as dredging and development. A visit to the huge model is truly eye opening. One frightening fact mentioned early in an introductory video is that we've already filled in an entire third of the bay since Northern California was settled more than 150 years ago. The Bay Model Visitors Center is located in a two-acre building at 2100 Bridgeway in Sausalito. Call 415-332-3871 for more information.

Copyright 2001 Hank Donat
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