Category Archives: Shasta Auburn Dam

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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Build the Dam

Climate change presents us with another reason to increase the building of dams, as this article from Stanford University notes the increase of rain rather than snow that climate change predicts. An excerpt. Here’s a question that Stanford climatologist Noah … Continue reading

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Government & Water

A very interesting article in the Modesto Bee about the addictive intersection between the two. An excerpt. If you go to your doctor and ask for prescription pain relievers even after you’re no longer in pain, that probably makes you … Continue reading

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$50 Billion Fix

That’s how much it is estimated to cost to get California safe from most floods, as reported by KOVR13. An excerpt. WASHINGTON (AP) – California faces an estimated $50 billion price tag for roads, dams and other infrastructure threatened by … Continue reading

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Not Enough Storage

This article from the Wall Street Journal makes the case. An excerpt. MORGAN HILL, Calif.—Two years ago, Uvas Reservoir here stood at just 2% of capacity—much of its lake bed baking in a merciless drought. But now the half-square-mile reservoir is spilling over, … Continue reading

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Flooded Parkway

If climate prognosticators are correct, we are in for a lot more of the same as reported in this story from the Sacramento Bee, so it might be wise—to keep the Parkway in usable shape year round—to build Auburn Dam. … Continue reading

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Victor Davis Hanson on Oroville Dam

As a follow up to yesterday’s post on failed leadership around water policy, I present this article from the Los Angeles Times. An excerpt. A year ago, politicians and experts were predicting a near-permanent statewide drought, a “new normal” desert climate. … Continue reading

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