Monthly Archives: February 2014

It’s About Water Storage

Congressman Tom McClintock addressed the House yesterday, and his talk, from the Sierra Sun Times story, is posted below, and the link at the end also includes a video. He is a wonderful advocate for common sense water policy and … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, Shasta Auburn Dam, Water

Downtown Development

Redeveloping the Marshall Hotel into a boutique hotel, as reported by the Sacramento Bee, is a great idea and very good news for downtown development resulting from the Kings Arena plans. An excerpt. On the same day a campaign to … Continue reading

Posted in Capital Mall, K Street

California Aqueduct

Well, we have precious little to move right now, but normally—especially if we can find our way clear to more storage—we will have a lot to move. Moving water north to south via the proposed Delta Tunnels is the essence … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Government, River Development, Shasta Auburn Dam, Technology, Water

California Water Policy

This article from the Sacramento Bee makes a good case for changing the current policies that do not work very well in dry years, while also noting the obvious need for more water storage. An excerpt. Recent images of Folsom … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Water

Sacramento River Parkway

As this editorial from the Sacramento Bee says, finishing it will be wonderful and help bring the Sacramento River into better recreational access, but only when the current private property owners are willing to sell at market rates. Using eminent … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Parks

Water & Public Leadership

Dan Walters gets it right, big time. An excerpt. It’s not that California politicians haven’t talked about the state’s uncertain water supply. They have – constantly, for decades. It’s that they haven’t done much but talk. California is beset by … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Politics, Shasta Auburn Dam, Water

Public Leadership Fails on Water

While the immediate actions they are taking are good, as reported in this article from the Sacramento Bee, the long range ideas they are floating continues a long-term failure to respond to the obvious need for more dams to store … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Shasta Auburn Dam, Water