Category Archives: Water

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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Forest Fires & Water Storage

The connection is obvious but more fully explored in this story as reported by Science Daily. An excerpt. Forest fires are causing snow to melt earlier in the season, a trend occurring across the western U.S. that may affect water … Continue reading

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Tools of the Trade, Hydropower

Informative article about a new, giant lathe from Water Power Magazine. An excerpt. Voith has installed one of the largest, state-of-the-art vertical machining tools in North America – the Vertical Turning Lathe (VTL) – at its York, Pennsylvania plant. In … Continue reading

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Wasted Water

For a graphic illustration from the Water Alliance, go here, https://www.facebook.com/CaliforniaWaterAlliance/photos/a.10152087834203548/10157060187303548/?type=3&theater  

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