Category Archives: Water

Groundwater

An excellent post from the California Water Blog. An excerpt. The 2012-2016 drought has made many of us keenly aware of how “empty” our groundwater “reservoirs” have become. As the recent series of atmospheric rivers have left us with a … Continue reading

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Government & Water

A very interesting article in the Modesto Bee about the addictive intersection between the two. An excerpt. If you go to your doctor and ask for prescription pain relievers even after you’re no longer in pain, that probably makes you … Continue reading

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Not Enough Storage

This article from the Wall Street Journal makes the case. An excerpt. MORGAN HILL, Calif.—Two years ago, Uvas Reservoir here stood at just 2% of capacity—much of its lake bed baking in a merciless drought. But now the half-square-mile reservoir is spilling over, … Continue reading

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Victor Davis Hanson on Oroville Dam

As a follow up to yesterday’s post on failed leadership around water policy, I present this article from the Los Angeles Times. An excerpt. A year ago, politicians and experts were predicting a near-permanent statewide drought, a “new normal” desert climate. … Continue reading

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Leadership Failure

It has been known for some time that public leadership in California has failed in maintaining the necessary water infrastructure needed for a growing population, and this article in the Sacramento Bee affirms that. An excerpt. After six years of … Continue reading

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Flood Infrastructure

As this article from the Sacramento Bee indicates, much of the flood infrastructure in our state needs help, and, as our post from yesterday notes, a good place to start is with the original state water project plans from mid-century … Continue reading

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Shasta Filling Up

As this article from KCRA 3 notes, Shasta Dam is near capacity, a sad reminder that had the initial plans for Shasta and the entire California water project been approved—Shasta at 200 feet higher and Auburn Dam built—there would be … Continue reading

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