In 2014, California voters passed a proposition using $7.5 billion dollars in state funds to expand water storage capacity. Nearly 10 years later, people say not much has come from the vote. The main focus on their minds is the failure to expand Shasta Dam. Kern County Congressman David Valadao (R-CA) has authored legislation that makes it easier for Shasta to receive federal funding. … So what’s the problem with raising the dam? Jon Rosenfield, Science Director at San Francisco Baykeeper, says a whole lot. “Raising that dam is going to have negative impacts,” Rosenfield said.
- Sacramento News and Review: Environmentalists blast Newsom again, this time for ‘streamlining’ Sites Reservoir in the Sacramento Valley