Category Archives: Water

Raising Shasta Dam

It looks like this might—finally—actually happen, wonderful news for the entire state’s water situation, as reported by the San Francisco Chronicle. An excerpt. WASHINGTON — Congress and the Trump administration are pushing ahead with a plan to raise a towering … Continue reading

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Common Sense on Water Storage

It is represented in this Dan Walter’s column in the Sacramento Bee but hasn’t been exhibited by California leadership for decades, but hope springs eternal, does it not? An excerpt from the Bee article. The first thing to remember about … Continue reading

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Colorado Knows What to do When its Population Explodes

Increase the water supply, as this story from Water Deeply notes. Be nice if California had the same smarts. An excerpt. Colorado is expected to add 3 million residents by 2050, a 56 percent increase in a state already facing … Continue reading

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Atmospheric Rivers

Great article about them, from Estuary News. An excerpt. Near the end of 2012, the US Army Corps of Engineers released 28,000 acre-feet of water — two-fifths of the maximum winter supply — from Lake Mendocino in Sonoma County. Then … Continue reading

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Raise Shasta to Intended Height of 800 feet from Current Height of 600

This would help solve several water issues in California: drought, flooding, energy. Great article from Brietbart. An excerpt. The next battle between the State of California and the Trump administration — after clashes over the environment, “sanctuary” laws, and the … Continue reading

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Will Feds Change Water Policy in California?

We certainly hope so and this article from UC Berkeley’s California Magazine, though decrying the possibility, notes that it will probably happen, good news for the common sense approach to water policy. An excerpt. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ recent … Continue reading

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For the “You’re Kidding, Right?” File

California okays recycled sewage water for home taps, says the San Francisco Chronicle. An excerpt. Water that once coursed through city sewers may soon find new life coming out of your home faucet. New regulations approved Tuesday by the California … Continue reading

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