California’s Dam Delays

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Recently I toured Oroville Dam, in Northern California, with other legislators to get a firsthand look at repairs underway. Fortunately, though almost 200,000 people downstream were evacuated during the dam spillway break last year, a major disaster was averted.  Escondido has two dams, one at Lake Dixon and one at Lake Wohlford.  My district also has parts of Lake Hodges …

Is more storage the key to our water problems? What’s your solution?

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Dan Walters, in December: More storage may be California’s most important water issue Today’s UT San Diego: BROWN IMPLORES SOCAL TO SAVE MORE WATER AS CRISIS ESCALATES Water is a complicated issue. Instead of throwing money at the problem, real, long term solutions have to be developed and actually followed. For example, we all like food of course, but agricultural …

Big win for Maderas (Sunroad) Golf Course in Poway

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From Pomerado News… Poway City Council members wrapped up a four-hour public hearing Tuesday night by voting 3-2 to permit the Maderas Golf Club to resume using its water wells. Councilmen Steve Vaus and Dave Grosch voted against the motion, saying they were not convinced of proponents’ claims that turning the well pumps back on would not impact water levels …

Lungren, Feinstein spar over Hetch Hetchy Valley restoration

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http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-tuolumne-20111213,0,7382453.story I’ve been a supporter of the proposed restoration of Hetch Hetchy in Yosemite Valley for years. I have to laugh that whenever this subject is brought up in politics, it’s the liberal enclave of San Francisco, the home of the Sierra Club, which fights the proposal because it is where a lot of their water is stored. It doesn’t …

Changing the water tier system in Poway. Do you reward conservation?

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Changing the water tier system in Poway. Do you reward conservation? People that know me know that I’m an avid reader and researcher of the water struggles in the Western U.S. I consider myself somewhat knowledgeable on the subject. Most of you realize that we live in an area in which we have to import more than 90 percent of …

Crisis in CA’s Central Valley is Exposed in Latest Cal Rev Issue

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Misty Tienken, contributor to The California Review and volunteer for the San Diego Republican Party, writes about the woes of no water in California’s Central Valley. This telling issue is best grappled in the following article as some California politicians ignore this issue and let the U.S.’s bread basket die before our eyes. On October 9th, 2009 I drove along …