Category Archives: Shasta Auburn Dam

Two Faces of Environmental Movement

Once when we really needed them and once when not so much. First, when we needed them: At Owens Lake as this story from California Sun reports. A century ago, Los Angeles pulled a sensational swindle. Agents from the city posed … Continue reading

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St. Francis Dam

This article from the Los Angeles Times is a grim reminder that big dams should be built by big government and this one was not; built by the city of Los Angeles and it failed due to bad engineering, as … Continue reading

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Why Feds Need to Build & Manage Major Dams.

This article from the Sacramento Bee makes the point clearly that the states do not have the money or expertise needed to do the job right. Excerpts. Federal regulators are raising new concerns about the troubled Oroville Dam, telling California … Continue reading

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Good Water News for California

As reported by the Wall Street Journal. An excerpt. President Trump today signed an order directing his regulators to more efficiently deliver water in California and other Western states, in a move that could help Republican incumbents in tight congressional … Continue reading

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First Shasta now Hoover Dam Getting an Upgrade

And it looks like a pretty big one, as this story from CBS News reports; pretty good dam news lately. An excerpt. Hoover Dam is one of the greatest engineering feats of the 20th century. Built during the Great Depression, … Continue reading

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Shasta Dam Getting Higher, Wonderful News!

Work has begun on the raising of Shasta Dam, as reprote4d by the Redding Record Searchlight though only for 18 feet when it could go as high as 200 feet-which it was originally engineered for—as Wikipedia notes: “The strained supplies … Continue reading

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Orville Dam Rebar Grid Section Collapses

For those who are not enamored by California’s management of Oroville Dam, this article from Capital Public Radio will lend some more perspective. An excerpt. A temporary section of the new Lake Oroville main spillway project fell over last week … Continue reading

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