Build Auburn Dam

Great letter to the editor from ARPPS President, published in Sacramento Bee.

Here it is.

We should have built Auburn dam

Californians have cause to be disgusted by the current release of millions of gallons of water from Folsom Lake for flood protection after several years of drought.

Those of us who obeyed Gov. Jerry Brown, and others, let our lawns and gardens die, changed bathing habits and reduced the flushing of toilets. Now we watch enough water to fill our lakes several times roar down spillways and flow into the ocean.

Would that our leaders had the foresight, a few decades ago, to have pushed for the construction of the Auburn dam to provide more than a million acre-feet of storage upstream of Folsom Dam. Then we would not need to drain a lake which for years has been unable to hold enough water to protect us from floods and serve the people who live and work here.

Michael Rushford,

About David H Lukenbill

I am a native of Sacramento, as are my wife and daughter. I am a consultant to nonprofit organizations, and have a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Behavior and a Master of Public Administration degree, both from the University of San Francisco. We live along the American River with two cats and all the wild critters we can feed. I am the founding president of the American River Parkway Preservation Society and currently serve as the CFO and Senior Policy Director. I also volunteer as the President of The Lampstand Foundation, a nonprofit organization I founded in 2003.
This entry was posted in ARPPS, Shasta Auburn Dam. Bookmark the permalink.