Representative Mo Brooks on the pernicious effects of rivers: “Every time you have that soil or rock deposited into the seas, that causes the sea level to rise, because now you’ve got less space in those oceans, because the bottom is moving up.”
In short, it is rivers that cause the seas to rise, along with surfers and whales, who displace water.
I see a new industry in the future: dredging out the Pacific Ocean. The bottom material can be transported to the Sierras, making them more majestic, which will be a boon to the trucking firms. And I think there may be metals in that ocean silt, and we can look forward to a California gold rush again in the foothills.