Category Archives: Economy

What if the worst drought hit California today?

“And it never failed that during the dry years the people forgot about the rich years, and during the wet years they lost all memory of the dry years. It was always that way.” —  John Steinbeck Jay R. Lund, … Continue reading

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Sea level rise and Delta subsidence—the demise of subsided Delta islands

Jay R. Lund, the Ray B. Krone Professor of Environmental Engineering, University of California – Davis Periodically, scientists point to the weaknesses of levees in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.  The press and policy makers respond with astonishment, followed by local … Continue reading

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