Monthly Archives: April 2007

Governor’s Dam Argument

The argument stands so clearly on its own in a general sense of what California’s water needs are, that the specifics can be worked out later, but in an environment where every recent dam project in California seems to be … Continue reading

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Climate Change at the Vatican

An excellent place to bring opposing sides together to discuss climate change and global warming and though a little heat was in evidence, the beginning of two sides finding congruence might have started. In the Pontifical Council for Justice and … Continue reading

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Dust Bowl

Tragic reminder of the cost of making a mistake with natural resources. George F. Will: Lessons from the Dust BowlBy George F. Will – Published 12:00 am PDT Sunday, April 29, 2007 “The soil is the one indestructible, immutable asset … Continue reading

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Flood Protection

Though it is heartening to see the Sacramento area improve its flood protection from less than 100 years to 200 in this recent tax vote, one of the methods chosen, the spillway at Folsom, which will increase the amount of … Continue reading

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Parkway Editorial

There was a wonderful editorial in the Sacramento Union April 20,2007 and here it is in its entirety with permission of the Union. Save the American River Parkway Sacramento Union Special Editorial The 23-mile American River Parkway is Sacramento’s recreational … Continue reading

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Flood Vote

The recent vote to move Sacramento to a 200 year level of flood control is an excellent first step and one our public leadership rightly should be commended for. However, it is still important to remember that New Orleans had … Continue reading

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Klamath River

The ongoing debate around dam removal (which might be justified here), river health and salmon, continues. To preserve a way of life, coalition wants river to flowPolluted river waters have made American Indian healing rituals unsafe and caused a decline … Continue reading

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Parkway Activities

It is wonderful to see an increase in Parkway related activity as the continued legitimate usage, especially in the Lower Reach area long plagued by illegal camping, will eventually drive out the illegitimate. When the Parkway, as we hope it … Continue reading

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Congressional Leader on Flood Control

Hopefully, the goal of achieving a 500 year level of flood protection—which the Auburn Dam would provide—will soon be embraced by public leadership as the soundest goal for our seriously threatened community, still ranked as the least protected of any … Continue reading

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Pike Story

This ongoing tragedy will make a good case study of public management of a community water source that hasn’t seemed to work at any level. Pike poison plan includes carcinogensPortola resident says putting chemicals in reservoir is ‘insane.’By Jane Braxton … Continue reading

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