Tuesday, August 30, 2011

News articles and links from Aug 30, 2011


Ground rumbles for sake of research


From The Record - Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011

UCLA researcher shake model levee, for peat's sake


From Sacramento Bee - Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011

Earthquake simulator gives model levee a big shake


From Contra Costa Times - Monday, Aug. 29, 2011

From San Jose Mercury News - Monday, Aug. 29, 2011

Scientists shake fragile Delta levee in hope of averting statewide catastrophe


From UCLA Today - Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011

(The following response is posted to the above newspaper stories.)

Coalition response...Efforts by UCLA researchers to determine the stability of levees built on peat soils in the Delta will provide valuable information as water users look to protect the Delta ecosystem and secure a reliable supply of water. As the researchers admit, more study needs to be done. Realizing that the levee that was subject to the testing was built by the researchers, further questions need to be answered, such as: What happens when a levee that has been holding back water for years undergoes similar tests? Or what would happen if a levee that has been subject to natural forces---tunneling rodents and erosion---is tested? We look forward to the results of the continued research.


Service set in Sept. for former Westlands chief Jerry Butchert


By Mark Grossi

From Fresno Bee - Monday, Aug. 29, 2011


Water district moves closer to grant project


From Lodi News Sentinel - Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011

Irony abounds in sale of Kern water


From Bakersfield Californian - Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011

Tulare County's water watcher looks at the big picture


From Visalia Times Delta - Friday, Aug. 26, 2011


Discussion at council meeting suggests message is starting to be heard


By Tim Quinn

From ACWA - Monday, Aug. 29, 2011


Reclamation to open Red Bluff Diversion Dam gates

Press release

From USBR - Monday, Aug. 29, 2011

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