Friday, June 20, 2008

Folsom Lake & Sacramento International Airport

The Sacramento Bee reports that Folsom Lake is emptying before summer even gets a good start and it is a continuing sad commentary on the public leaderships seeming inability to construct the necessary water storage a growing state and region demands.

Along with the obvious water storage solution for our area, the building of Auburn Dam, still supported by groups—including us—like the Auburn Dam Council, there is another that would solve the water problems for the larger region and that is the raising of Shasta Dam to its originally engineered height of 200 feet higher than it now is, tripling its water supply, which this 2004 article from the Sacramento Bee describes.

But public leadership has moved to build upon another crucial infrastructure; the Sacramento airport and the new plans look wonderful, very appropriate for the capital of the state with one of the largest economies in the world and with this new facility will finally live up to its name.