A Note To Readers
The President today announced that the United States was pulling out of the Paris Climate Accord. That is a good start, but it must be noted that the state of California (yes the state that has Jerry Brown as Governor) struck the first blow against the no-growth ideology. My report below on the how the rebuilding of the Oroville Dam spillway, by throwing in the garbage can all environmental and other project delaying requirements, a model has been established for the thousands of infrastructure projects to be launched in the U.S. as we join with China and the Belt and Road Initiative (New Silk Road).
The feature this week focuses on infrastructure, with reports on the Trump administration and the Democrats proposals; U.S. collaboration with China on building U.S. infrastructure; and a discussion with Jason Ross. As we have emphasized again and again, unless there is a complete change in thinking, not only will California’s water problems not be solved, but the nation will continue to disintegrate no matter what the President attempts to do.
The meat and potatoes, so to speak, of this week’s report includes our usual drought and reservoir graphics, a weather report, a construction report from Oroville Dam, and the start-up of the Santa Barbara desalination plant.