Monthly Archives: November 2005

Protecting the Salmon

This story, from the Bee yesterday, reveals the yeoman work being done by so many, in a quiet and deliberate way, to protect the salmon, so beautifully described as “a fish that has long defined the soul of West Coast … Continue reading

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Sacramento Flood Protection, the Best or Less? Part Two

The three important facts revealed in this story from the Bee today is that 1) New Orleans had 250 year flood protection, 2) the Folsom Dam improvement plans would give Sacramento 200 year flood protection, and 3) to get any … Continue reading

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Sacramento Flood Control Funding

Sacramento area public leadership appears to have worked together effectively in this instance. Let’s hope it continues.Lawmakers fund flood control, energy projects for CaliforniaBy ERICA WERNER, Associated Press Writer Published 6:00 pm PST Monday, November 7, 2005WASHINGTON (AP) – Lawmakers … Continue reading

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Sacramento Flooding, Part Four

The flooding series continues in the Bee, in this story from yesterday’s edition, focusing on the building of family housing in flood prone areas. Tempting fate: Flood proneValley homes pop up in risky areasBy Matt Weiser — Bee Staff WriterPublished … Continue reading

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Pineapple Express Coming?

This news from today’s Bee is not the news we wanted to hear so soon after New Orleans, and so soon after being reminded, once again, that Sacramento is the most susceptible city in America to major flooding, all because … Continue reading

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Water Supply, Folsom

As this article from today’s Bee notes, the continued, growth-driven search for water supply will intensify, and each successful search will diminish the reliability, and optimal conditions, of the water supply for the salmon and the Parkway.In a strategic sense, … Continue reading

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Land Trusts

Land Trusts are one of the most effective tools used to protect open space, now protecting 9.5 million acres in the Untied States. Even with the recent problems the Washington Post revealed regarding the largest land trust, The Nature Conservancy, … Continue reading

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Sacramento Flooding, Part Three

In a continuation of the stories in the Bee series on flooding that began this past Sunday, these two include a personal account and an editorial.Stuart Leavenworth: River City’s kinship with the Crescent CityBy Stuart Leavenworth — Associate Editor Published … Continue reading

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Sacramento Flooding, Part Two

As we posted yesterday, a series on flood control began in the Sacramento Bee this past Sunday, and the opening statement by the editor is included in today’s post, but it also reminds us of the knowledge of the magnitude … Continue reading

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