Category Archives: Shasta Auburn Dam

Sacramento, Most Flood Prone in US, Now Has More Info

As disclosed in this superb article from Water Deeply. An excerpt. Most Americans may not realize it, but we really don’t know with a lot of accuracy how much snow there is sitting in the mountains during winter. We also … Continue reading

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Sacramento’s Risk of Flooding

It’s great as this article from the Washington Post explains. And will remain so until we build Auburn Dam. An excerpt. SACRAMENTO — Even living here on the West Coast, Marion Townsend decided to act as floods ravaged Texas and … Continue reading

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Groundwater vs Surface Storage

This article from the California Economic Summit laments the progress of civilization—“We have built on and paved over our natural landscapes, drained agricultural lands, filled in wetlands, and channelized our rivers, resulting in the loss of untold acre feet of … Continue reading

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A Very Good Water Storage Year

That’s the good news from Maven’s Notebook. An excerpt. The Bureau of Reclamation’s Central Valley Project began water year 2018, which runs from Oct. 1, 2017, to Sept. 30, 2018, with 8.9 million acre-feet of water in six key CVP … Continue reading

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Sacramento is Very Flood Vulnerable

The title of his article from KQED is: “California Cities Will Flood, So Why Aren’t We Ready?” Those of us who follow such things know it is a lack of political leadership that keeps Sacramento as “one of the riskiest flood zones … Continue reading

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California’s Water Supply

Excellent article about it from Agnet West. An excerpt. The pressure on California’s water supply during the recent drought was further complicated by outdated policy and antiquated infrastructure.  There are multiple projects and policies in the process of getting funded … Continue reading

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Prepare for Drought by Adding Water Storage

A common sense approach and one that, based on this report from Stanford which focuses on conservation, new water storage—which is not mentioned in the story—is one strategy that is needed as well. An excerpt. After the wettest winter on … Continue reading

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