Category Archives: Shasta Auburn Dam

Salmon Scare

Environmentalists are claiming, in this Sacramento Bee article, the imminent extinction of salmon due to dams and other important water policies allowing deserts to bloom, cities to grow and suburbs to prosper; while conveniently forgetting that hatcheries can produce all … Continue reading

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Parkway Still Flooded

As this story from the Sacramento Bee reports, which is what happens when you don’t have enough water storage in the American River. An excerpt. The wettest winter in Northern California history ended the drought and produced an abundant Sierra … Continue reading

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Good column on dams from Comstock’s Magazine. An excerpt. I was so glad when the rains returned this fall. After five years of drought, I’m sure many of you felt the same way when those first drops started falling. But … Continue reading

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If it Looks Like a Policy…

Friday’s post looked at the consequences of non-action appearing to be action not publically stated and this recent story in the Wall Street Journal concludes with the same thought: An excerpt. Reservoirs and rivers are overflowing as storms have pounded … Continue reading

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California’s Flood Risk, LAO Report

An excellent article from Mercury News reporting on the Legislative Analyst’s Office report. An excerpt. With its aging dams, collapsing levees and outdated flood control systems, a state report Wednesday said California is ground zero for devastating floods — as San … Continue reading

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Bill to Make Dam Building Faster

Sponsored by Congressman McClintock, this is vitally needed, and could speed the environmental review up considerably. You can read the bill here.

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Water Storage

The capability to store more water above the Folsom Dam increases the viability of the American River Parkway, protecting it from the regular flooding, erosion, and loss of habitat in the process, which makes this a must read from Agnet … Continue reading

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