Category Archives: Water

California’s Water Storage Dysfunction

City Journal nailed it. An excerpt. In 2017, when cracks appeared in the Oroville Dam’s spillway, more than 180,000 Californians faced the prospect of floods. The emergency came a few years after Californians had overwhelmingly approved Proposition 1, a ballot … Continue reading

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Water from Air, No Electricity Required

Yep, that’s what this story from News Deeply says. Wow! An excerpt. Water is all around us. The only problem is that it remains trapped in the atmosphere until the right conditions release it as rain or snow. Now Omar … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Technology, Water

Cleaning up Clear Lake

Anyone who has been to Clear Lake has seen the plant growth clogging the water over the years—many many years—but it appears technology has finally arrived that is addressing the problem effectively, as reported by the Press Democrat. Clear Lake … Continue reading

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Forest Thinning Equals More Water

Interesting article from Water Deeply, and if the results are implemented into policy, we will have yet another reason to build Auburn Dam. An excerpt. A century of fire suppression has left Western forests overgrown. That has interrupted nature’s regular … Continue reading

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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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