Monthly Archives: April 2015

The Drought & Water Storage

Anyone following this issue—except the environmentalists—understands that California’s political leaders have contributed to problems with water by not keeping up with increasing population by increasing water storage, which is what Victor Davis Hanson examines in this superb article. An excerpt. … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, Environmentalism, Shasta Auburn Dam, Water

State Government & the Drought

The best part in this article from the Sacramento Bee about water was when the Assembly Republican leader spoke about water storage. An excerpt. The governor announced his newest proposal a day after Assembly Democrats killed a bill designed to … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Shasta Auburn Dam, Water

The Drought & Food Prices

A very informative article on the relationship, from California Water Blog. An excerpt. California’s drought has been tough on farms and especially painful for farm workers in the Central Valley. But consumers of California-produced food have been spared large price … Continue reading

Posted in Economy, Water

Drought & Food Prices

A very informative article on the relation, from California Water Blog. An excerpt. California’s drought has been tough on farms and especially painful for farm workers in the Central Valley. But consumers of California-produced food have been spared large price … Continue reading

Posted in Water

Earth Day & the Birth of American Environmentalism

In this classic article from 2010 in City Journal, the relation between the two is explored. An excerpt. For the first two-thirds of the twentieth century, American liberals distinguished themselves from conservatives by what Lionel Trilling called “a spiritual orthodoxy … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, History

Bassmaster Elite Event at Discovery Park

Very cool event, from Sacramento County News. Announcement From April 30 to May 3, Sacramento County’s Discovery Park will host a Bassmaster Elite Series tournament. The Elite Series, a nine-tournament event, is the premier fishing tournament series in the world. … Continue reading

Posted in Parks

A California Overview, Water & Environmentalism

An absolutely must-read article, from Joel Kotkin at New Geography. An excerpt. California has met the future, and it really doesn’t work. As the mounting panic surrounding the drought suggests, the Golden State, once renowned for meeting human and geographic … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Government, Shasta Auburn Dam, Water

Letting Rivers Flow

I agree with this article from the California Water Blog, that we would be well served to give rivers more room than current levee structures permit; but since that is impossible without removing substantial developed housing and commercial building wealth, … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, Environmentalism, Water

Just the Facts

Some facts on water storage that could be added in California. If Shasta Dam was built to its originally engineered height its water storage would triple, from the current 4,552,000 acre feet to 13,890,000 acre feet , as Wikipedia notes: … Continue reading

Posted in Shasta Auburn Dam

Drought & Politics

The historical basis for the severity of the drought we are now experiencing is revealed in this wonderful article by Joel Kotkin. An excerpt. “Science,” wrote the University of California’s first President Daniel Coit Gilman, “is the mother of California.” … Continue reading

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