Tuesday, October 24, 2006
Flood Protection Plan for Sacramento is on Track
Political forces demanding the construction of Auburn Dam have for many years blocked all other methods of providing the flood control that is desperately needed for Sacramento. Now with the spectre of Katrina-style flooding possibly causing similar devastation on low-lying lands throughout Sacramento, it seems that the way has now finally been cleared to provide the rapid, affordable and sensible flood protection that Sacramento desperately needs. I applaud the plan described by Roger Dickinson in which the existing structure at Folsom Dam could be quickly modified to provide a dramatic improvement in the flood protection for Sacramento. This, together with the repair and upgrading of downstream levees can provide better than 200-year flood protection for Sacramento without requiring the construction of any other costly, new flood control structures.
More about: River Conservation and Flood Control.
Tags: river conservation, environment , conservation, rivers, flood, flooding, dam, levee.