Category Archives: Shasta Auburn Dam

California’s Leaders Resist Fixing Water Storage System

Coming as no surprise to conservatives, liberal California’s political leaders are still denying reality, as this story from Fox & Hounds points out. An excerpt. A few weeks ago, the governor and other state politicians ran victory laps proclaiming their … Continue reading

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Fixing Our Water System

This article from California Magazine points the way. An excerpt. On February 12, 2017, nearly 200,000 Californians got the order to flee for their lives. Record winter rains had filled Lake Oroville, the vast reservoir that anchors the California State Water … Continue reading

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Salmon Scare

Environmentalists are claiming, in this Sacramento Bee article, the imminent extinction of salmon due to dams and other important water policies allowing deserts to bloom, cities to grow and suburbs to prosper; while conveniently forgetting that hatcheries can produce all … Continue reading

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Parkway Still Flooded

As this story from the Sacramento Bee reports, which is what happens when you don’t have enough water storage in the American River. An excerpt. The wettest winter in Northern California history ended the drought and produced an abundant Sierra … Continue reading

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Good column on dams from Comstock’s Magazine. An excerpt. I was so glad when the rains returned this fall. After five years of drought, I’m sure many of you felt the same way when those first drops started falling. But … Continue reading

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If it Looks Like a Policy…

Friday’s post looked at the consequences of non-action appearing to be action not publically stated and this recent story in the Wall Street Journal concludes with the same thought: An excerpt. Reservoirs and rivers are overflowing as storms have pounded … Continue reading

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California’s Flood Risk, LAO Report

An excellent article from Mercury News reporting on the Legislative Analyst’s Office report. An excerpt. With its aging dams, collapsing levees and outdated flood control systems, a state report Wednesday said California is ground zero for devastating floods — as San … Continue reading

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