Monthly Archives: January 2006

Taboo Continues

In this editorial from the Bee on Thursday, January 26, the important thing to note is the apparent continued taboo, in the plan presented, against including the option of building a dam to protect us from floods.Here is an excerpt. … Continue reading

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Building in the Floodplain

This story in the Bee Monday, January 23rd. points up the realities faced by people moving to this area, buying a lovely house in a beautiful neighborhood and then discovering that they are not really very well protected from floods, … Continue reading

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Hetch Hetchy Dam

This Bee Editorial from last Sunday touches on another dam project we want to comment on. Several days ago, (January 10th, see post) our organization sent out a Press Release in support of a major new dam on the American … Continue reading

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Community Responsibility for the Vulnerable

This story from the Bee last Sunday is a tragic reminder of the vulnerability of the homeless and the cruelty of the people responsible for attacking them. As a community we have a special responsibility to the most vulnerable of … Continue reading

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Sacramento Flooding, Part Sixteen

This story from the Sunday, January 22 issue of the Bee reminds us again of the vulnerability to our area from flooding, and how the poor, disabled, and frail elderly will suffer the most. The focus here is on evacuation … Continue reading

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Public Discussion of Dam as Flood Protection Option

These letters in the Bee from Friday, January 13th; some asking why the Auburn Dam isn’t mentioned in the Bee’s coverage about flood protection options, plus other flooding related issues, are excellent and clearly indicate the public [if not public … Continue reading

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Sacramento Flooding, National Perspective

This article from last month’s issue of Governing magazine notes, once again, how vulnerable Sacramento is to flooding. What continues to strike me as I continue researching this, is how well local leaders understand the real threat of massive flooding … Continue reading

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Sacramento Flooding, Part Fifteen

This story in today’s Bee further illustrates, and we need to keep being reminded of it, how connected all of the water containment and control mechanisms are to the potential flooding that can destroy our neighborhoods, our businesses, and our … Continue reading

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Flooding, The Collateral Damage

In this story from today’s Bee (Arden Carmichael Community News) we see the collateral damage from flooding that a major new dam in the American River Watershed would stop, and the possible buy-out cost the County is considering, of condos … Continue reading

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Is the Parkway Safe?

Sacramento magazine, in its January 2006 issue, has a very good article on the American River Parkway. Entitled Into the Wild, by Andrea Todd, it is about the safety of the Parkway, an important issue for our organization and an … Continue reading

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