Category Archives: Shasta Auburn Dam

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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New Dam Planned In California

Good news—in a currently dam adverse state—from the San Jose Mercury News. An excerpt. “A plan to build a huge new $1.1 billion dam and reservoir near Pacheco Pass in southeastern Santa Clara County is taking a significant step forward … Continue reading

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Technology to get Salmon over Dams

This is huge and may remove one of the major arguments for not building Auburn Dam! Article from KOMO News. An excerpt. SEATTLE — A Seattle company called Whooshh Innovations (link to their website, https://www.whooshh.com/ ) has developed a creative way … Continue reading

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Build Auburn Dam!

This new study from Scripps, reported by Channel 10 News, gives us the reasons why that is even more important now than before to protect us from floods and droughts. An excerpt. LA JOLLA, Calif. (KGTV) – Scientists at the … Continue reading

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Another for the Are You Kidding Me File

Yep, hydroelectric power is not a renewable energy resource, according to the California Legislature’s Democratic members, as reported by the Foundation for Economic Education. An excerpt. Anna Caballero, a Democratic state senator from a district near me in California, had … Continue reading

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More Water Storage?

Good news, maybe, on that front from the Modesto Bee. An excerpt. A congressional bill includes almost $14 million in funding for water projects in the Central Valley and Northern California. Rep. Josh Harder, D-Turlock, said he was successful in … Continue reading

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