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    Well u see...If we could man made some sinkholes in the sea water would rush in and fill up the hole resulting in shrinking of sea levels


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    Where do you expect the water to go?


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    The hole?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff1244
    The hole?
    So you are going to dig up a volume of rock equal to the volume of sea water you intend to 'disappear'. Do you really think that can work?
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    It is not actually a totally silly idea. We do it already. However, it is not so much the water going into a hole that is valuable. it is the dirt we dig out of the hole, which can create more land.

    Pretty much every port city on the planet has a harbour that has been dredged, with dredgings used to reclaim land. This, on a very small scale, is what the OP is about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skeptic
    It is not actually a totally silly idea. We do it already. However, it is not so much the water going into a hole that is valuable. it is the dirt we dig out of the hole, which can create more land.

    Pretty much every port city on the planet has a harbour that has been dredged, with dredgings used to reclaim land. This, on a very small scale, is what the OP is about.
    You may think so, I feel you give credit where none is due.
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