Thursday, February 01, 2007

 

Auburn Dam Price Tag Soars While Expected Benefits Decrease

Auburn Dam is bad for taxpayers and bad for the environment.

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has recently reported that construction of Auburn Dam on the American River (El Dorado County, Placer County, California, USA) will cost far more than previously estimated, while providing less flood protection, less usable water and causing more harm to adjacent recreation areas and more harm to the environment. Blogs from aorafting, theamericanriver, W.E.T. River Trips, solongjohn and radioleft have also been speaking out against construction of Auburn Dam.

The political forces that have long supported Auburn Dam continue to support this project. Although it now seems unlikely that this costly boondoggle would be funded any time soon we must remain vigilant to ensure that this foolish project never gets built.

Editorial: Forget an Auburn dam - sacbee.com 01feb2007 (doc).

Politics - Auburn dam price tag soars - sacbee.com 31jan2007.

For more information:

Auburn-Folsom South Unit Special Report - Bureau of Reclamation.
Auburn Dam Lives - a study, that is - Tom Philp's Waterlog - 13jan2007.
Auburn Dam Directory.

More about: Auburn Dam, River Conservation and Flood Control.

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