Category Archives: Shasta Auburn Dam

Sacramento Flood Potential?

The title of this article from Capital Public Radio is “Could Sacramento Flood Like New Orleans? It’s Possible, But Water Managers Are Trying To Make It Less Likely.” It’s a good read, and describes good work, but the Auburn Dam … Continue reading

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Strengthening Folsom Dam

Good project, as reported by the Sacramento Bee, but best one is to build the Auburn Dam. An excerpt. “At the ripe old age of 64, Folsom Dam is about to hit a growth spurt. “Federal crews have begun a … Continue reading

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Hatchery Salmon

Hatchery salmon are the result of protecting the salmon population after building the great dams that provide so much for California. This article from Action News Now describes the process hatchery salmon take getting to the ocean. An excerpt. “ANDERSON, … Continue reading

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Feds Should Build Dams

Any dam of substantial size or threatening communities should be built by the federal government, as they are the only ones with the expertise and resources to ensure a good and safe build. This article from the Los Angeles Times … Continue reading

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Raise Shasta Dam

That is the message of this superb article from the Orange County Register; and it makes very good sense to increase the height of a dam originally engineered to be 200 feet higher (it is currently 602 feet high) , … Continue reading

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Dams Grow Food

That is the message being put out effectively, as this dispatch from California Ag Today reports. The Dispatch. “GAR  Tootelian and Families Protecting the Valley, are rolling up their sleeves to put up several hundred road signs calling for action … Continue reading

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Why Dams are hard to Build

A perfect example in this round and round debate about raising Shasta Dam 18 feet—it was engineered to be 200 feet higher than it now is—is reported in the San Joaquin Sun. An excerpt. “Westlands Water District isn’t giving up … Continue reading

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