Category Archives: Water

California & Hydroelectric Power

A very good article about it from the Water Power Magazine. An excerpt. Against a backdrop of diminishing environmental standards at the federal level, America’s states are taking the baton. In September, California’s outgoing governor, Jerry Brown, signed into law … Continue reading

Posted in Shasta Auburn Dam, Water, Technology

California’s Water System, a Global Wonder

We too often forget how wonderful the work done by our ancestors—unfortunately not kept up or improved since—did to bring water to the entire state, store it for dry years, and control it to protect from floods, but this story … Continue reading

Posted in History, Shasta Auburn Dam, Water

Rains Good for Salmon

And how, as this story from the San Francisco Examiner reports. An excerpt. The relentless rain soaking the state is great news for salmon. In previous years, drought and water diversions significantly lowered California’s rivers and contributed to dramatic drops … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Hatcheries, Water

Feds Sue California over Water Flows

This lawsuit, if successful, might balance the equation a bit more judiciously, from the Sacramento Bee. An excerpt. Turning the tables on California, the Trump administration sued Thursday to block the state’s ambitious plan to reallocate billions of gallons of … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Water

Water is For Fighting

I believe it was Mark Twain who said, “whisky is for drinking, water is for fighting”, anyway, the old California battle rages on, as this article from the San Francisco Chronicle, reports. An excerpt. CLEMENTS, San Joaquin County — When … Continue reading

Posted in History, Politics, Water

Great Overview of Our Water Year, So Far

And it is still getting better, as this story from the Washington Post reports. An excerpt. The past week has been lovely for enjoying California’s outdoor splendor, with warm temperatures and clear, blue skies ushering in a welcome change from … Continue reading

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Important Water Storage Legislation Proposed

Chances of its passage in the new House is iffy, but good legislation anyway, as reported by Maven’s Notebook. An excerpt. Congressman Kevin McCarthy introduced legislation today that would repurpose recovered Federal funding from the California High-Speed Rail project to … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Politics, Shasta Auburn Dam, Water