Tag Archive: sacramento river

Mar 11 2013

A Few Good Reads (3/11/13): Proposed Dam in Alaska, Realities of Managing the Delta

This week: The economic and environmental challenges of a proposed dam in Alaska, some realities of managing the San Joaquin/Sacramento Delta, restoring the Muddy River in Boston, and pondering lost urban rivers. Proposed Dam Presents Economic and Environmental Challenges in Alaska (NY Times) But in Alaska, where natural energy resources and wildlife are both foundations …

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Feb 18 2013

A Few Good Reads (2/18/13): Mozambique Relocating Flood Victims, the Natomas Levee Upgrade Still Held Up

This week: Mozambique attempting to relocate flood victims away from the river, 24 miles of the needed Natomas Levee upgrades still held up, Brazil going dam crazy, the 50 states redrawn by population, and the impending death of the password. Mozambique Pushing to Resettle Hesitant Flood Victims (Voice of America) Adam Ridell says the relocation …

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Dec 03 2012

A Few Good Reads (12/2/12): What if a superstorm strikes..?, Napa Flood Protection Completed, and Northern CA avoids serious flooding.

What if a superstorm strikes Sacramento? Billions of dollars in levee and dam improvements are under way in the area, supported by local, state and federal tax dollars. But emergency officials are quick to acknowledge that a levee break can still occur.  

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Oct 29 2012

A Few Good Reads (10/29/12): Deadly Floods in South Africa and Nigeria

This week: Displacement of thousands due to flooding in Nigeria, rebuilding Louisiana wetlands, the death toll rising after more flooding in South Africa, progress on the West Sacramento setback levee, and tips for more effective slideshow presentations. Mississippi River Diversion Helped Build Louisiana Wetlands, Geologists Find (Science Daily) The extensive system of levees along the …

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