Sunday, February 19, 2012

California levee

  • LATHROP, Calif. -- When Jack Robertson walks his dog atop the earthen levee just blocks from his home, the San Joaquin River rushes past on one side and rows of tract houses unfold on the other.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • $173 million: Several hundred levee repairs implemented in response to Governor Arnold Schwarzeneggers declaration of a state of emergency for Californias levee system. $164.
  • (Fresno Bee)
  • The California Department of Fish and Game intends to sue the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers over its controversial policy banning trees on levees, warning the policy could devastate wildlife and riparian habitat.
  • (Sacramento Bee)
  • San Francisco Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi says California can help the Democrats regain control of the House. Democrats need 25 seats in the U.S. House to regain control.
  • (KQED)
  • That means California Sens. Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein will Orleans politicians could have failed to recognize the dangers of their weakened levee system before Hurricane Katrina.
  • (San Jose Mercury News)
  • State of California et al., the 1986 Yuba County flood case He said, We just had a break. The levee broke in Linda. I lost everything. The first thing that came to my mind was my family. I called my son.
  • (Appeal-Democrat)
  • It's money well spent, because Highway 101 and its many bridges are the aorta of coastal travel in central and northern California. Meanwhile, a major flood event without the restored levee would surely be catastrophic.
  • (Santa Maria Times)
  • SANTA CRUZ - Two women who reportedly escaped from Blaine Street Womens Jail earlier today and were last seen running on the levee are now believed to have left the immediate area, according to police alerts.
  • (Pasadena Star-News)
  • About half the water for SCV residents and businesses passes through the Delta's 100-year-old levee system, parts of which most certainly would crumble during a major seismic event.
  • (Signal)

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