Prop 1 passed because it included a whole lot more than water storage projects. The requirements for storage projects to receive funding were clear from the start, and those projects who have applied don't meet those requirements. Time to scrap the idea of new dams to catch non-existent rainfall and put those monies towards projects that could actually deliver water consistently and timely.
I suddenly realized I was reading from the San Jose Mercury News. Santa Clara Valley, once the Garden of California, now home to a totally different crop. I wonder if some of the enviroweenies in SF who want to tear down the Hetch Hetchy dam up in the mountains might have a great idea. It would provide plenty of cold water for salmon spawning. Cold, snowmelt water currently piped to the SF Bay Area for its enjoyment is a total lack of responsibility for nature.
Better start building desalination plants before you blow the dam. A friend of mine was just issued a patent in December any Silicon Valley genius would be amazed by. Besides, why put up with those whining famers and just buy canned goods.
Brown would rather spend billions on a train to nowhere instead of supplying the state with water.
Planning for new dams/reservoirs here in California ??? Do this first and foremost. FIX THE OROVILLE DAM - that is a top PRIORITY.
Hat to say this but fix what we have then sell me new stuff.
So the California State Water Agencies determined that water skiing is a beneficial use of water, but water for growing food, bathing, cooking and drinking is not. Only in California. My Job Depends on Ag
And NO ONE lost their job!!!!!! Way to promote unaccountability ! Notice the head honcho that was telling us all about the work that was happening at the dam site “retired” with full benefits. I
I'm sure the result of this will be the creation of a new agency to oversee the people overseeing the facility. Funded by you and me of course.
When somebody in the private sector screws up, they are held accountable. When the government screws up, we get more government.
Long-term Liberal Control
If it's Brown flush it down!
If only we could count on our state to take care of it.
“Having come off one of the wettest years in California history, today’s 0.4-inch snow water-content reading is a clear reminder of the failures by California’s water managers to prioritize infrastructure projects — dams, reservoirs, aqueducts and groundwater recharge facilities — that capture water during the wet years and store it for the dry ones,” said Raul Riesgo, CalWA interim Executive Director. ... See MoreSee Less