Friday, June 13, 2008

Parkway Fire, Mayoral Race, & Drought

A grass fire broke out in the Parkway near Negro Bar, and firefighters have contained it, and still on scene.

It appears that the election will be a runoff between the two major contenders in November.

We are officially in a state of drought, according to the governor’s proclamation, and as we noted in an earlier blog, along with the obvious 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.