Tom Scott

Stopping a Disastrous Plan with Science: the Bay Model

John Reber had a plan: to dam the San Francisco Bay. He convinced some politicians – and it took the US Army Corps of Engineers, and the Bay Model they built in Sausalito, to prove him not just wrong, but dangerously wrong.

Thanks to all the team at the Bay Model! You can find out more here:

Edited by Michelle Martin (@mrsmmartin)
CG sequence by David ‘Hoolopee’ Post (

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