Category Archives: Water

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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Yolo Bypass, Great News

That it is being expanded is very good news, from Lake County News. An excerpt. SACRAMENTO – The Department of Water Resources has secured final state and federal approval for a project that will expand a migration corridor for fish … Continue reading

Posted in Hatcheries, Water

Water Year Review

From the Sacramento Bee. An excerpt. As the 2018-19 water year came to a close Sunday, record-setting snowpack in the Sierras and above-average rain means several reservoirs are near full capacity heading into the dry summer months. Here’s a look … 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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Got Water?

You bet we do, check out this story from US News & World Report. An excerpt. SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The amount of snow blanketing the Sierra Nevada is even larger than the 2017 snowpack that pulled the state out … 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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Rainy U. S.

Best rain year, ever, for the country, as reported by the Washington Post. An excerpt. In just over a year’s time, the nation’s rainfall fortunes have shifted suddenly and dramatically. Rainfall famine has turned to rainfall feast. Thanks to its … Continue reading

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