Monday, February 13, 2017

"though it may look like -Write it?- like disaster."

Update
http://www.cnbc.com/2017/02/15/oroville-dam-repairs-continue-as-trump-approves-relief-for-state.html

https://www.yahoo.com/news/if-trump-wants-to-make-america-great-again-he-can-start-by-fixing-the-oroville-dam-032117316.html

And,

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/feb/14/trump-supporter-evacuated-oroville-dam-sikh-temple-shelter

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Original post:
See:
http://www.sacbee.com/news/state/california/water-and-drought/article132360534.html

A failure of that magnitude likely would cause billions of gallons of water to cascade down a wooded hillside that sits below the lip of the emergency spillway.

“You look at 30 feet times the area of the reservoir,” said Nicholas Sitar, a civil engineering professor at UC Berkeley. “That is how much water is going to come out. That is a huge volume of water.”

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/news/state/california/water-and-drought/article132360534.html

For some good in depth that goes back to Reagan early days, see:
http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/oroville-dam-in-crisis-raises-alarm-in-california-874905667526


At the state sen.?: "Aggressive protests that forced the cancellation of a right-wing speaker at UC Berkeley last week generated heated debate in the Senate."
- on another bit of nostalgia involving the pres of the UC regents and a former US pres from CA:
Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article130711149.html

But interaction with the current one of most pressing concern now:
http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/02/11/gov-jerry-brown-asks-potential-nemesis-president-trump-for-aid/


Recent health reports
http://www.politico.com/states/california/story/2017/01/jerry-brown-to-undergo-further-treatment-for-prostate-cancer-109139

have some folks jumpy, even with the good prognosis, and asking:
http://www.abc10.com/news/local/california/where-is-gov-jerry-brown/407942586

Well wishes for good health to so many this V Day , with lines from E. Bishop that feel apropos- where it is an exclamation not a question mark...
"though it may look like (Write it!) like disaster."


Finally, don't miss this new post:
http://utotherescue.blogspot.com/2017/02/dissent-at-berkeley_12.html

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