Category Archives: Shasta Auburn Dam

Warming Calls for Auburn Dam, Fast.

This article from the Sacramento Bee reports why it is imperative to build Auburn Dam quickly. An excerpt. It was the greatest flood in recorded California history, 43 days of rain and snow that swamped the state, killed thousands of … Continue reading

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Some Dam Progress

Looks good, hope it actually happens; if so, a good beginning to rectify decades of inaction. Excerpt from Sacramento Bee. California took a big step Friday toward launching a new multibillion-dollar wave of reservoir construction. After being accused of being … Continue reading

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Raising Shasta Dam

It looks like this might—finally—actually happen, wonderful news for the entire state’s water situation, as reported by the San Francisco Chronicle. An excerpt. WASHINGTON — Congress and the Trump administration are pushing ahead with a plan to raise a towering … Continue reading

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Common Sense on Water Storage

It is represented in this Dan Walter’s column in the Sacramento Bee but hasn’t been exhibited by California leadership for decades, but hope springs eternal, does it not? An excerpt from the Bee article. The first thing to remember about … Continue reading

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Colorado Knows What to do When its Population Explodes

Increase the water supply, as this story from Water Deeply notes. Be nice if California had the same smarts. An excerpt. Colorado is expected to add 3 million residents by 2050, a 56 percent increase in a state already facing … Continue reading

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Raising Shasta Dam

Vital to do this, as we noted in a previous blog post, https://riverparkwayblog.wordpress.com/2014/01/06/dams-water-storage-raising-shasta-building-auburn/ This article from the Sacramento Bee explores the politics involved in even a minimal raise of 18 feet rather than the best option of 200 feet. An … Continue reading

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Raise Shasta to Intended Height of 800 feet from Current Height of 600

This would help solve several water issues in California: drought, flooding, energy. Great article from Brietbart. An excerpt. The next battle between the State of California and the Trump administration — after clashes over the environment, “sanctuary” laws, and the … Continue reading

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