Monday, January 17, 2011

Auburn Dam

As noted in Friday’s post, we are right in the way of potentially devastating floods which would virtually destroy the Parkway along with most of the surrounding homes, and the fact that a local congressman realizes this and understands that the solution is building Auburn Dam, is wonderful.

The Sacramento Bee headline says it all: “Auburn dam back in play as McClintock takes over House panel

An excerpt.

“WASHINGTON – Rep. Tom McClintock, R-Elk Grove, could start making waves in California water.

“As new chairman of the House water and power subcommittee, McClintock can promote his pet projects while he squeezes environmentalists. Politically, this means renewed talk of an Auburn dam, stricter scrutiny of San Joaquin River restoration and more support for hydropower.

"We need to change the central objective of our federal water and power policy to one of abundance," McClintock said in an interview. "That means building more water projects."