California is Draining a Reservoir Over Democrats Senseless Fears
The Democrats in California are a group of what-if crybabies. They decided to have the Anderson Dam reservoir drained because they are fearful that a major earthquake will destroy the dam. People rely on water to live. The decision to drain the reservoir is another example of the lack of care that the Democrats have for people.
This February has proven to be dry for the region. Which has made people rely on the water from the reservoir to water their yards and for them to drink? The Democrats are afraid that an earthquake could cause the dam to collapse. So instead of building a new facility downstream and then draining the water, they have just drained the water without thinking it all through.
David Capka is the director of the FERC’s Division of Dam Safety and Inspections. He stated that “It is unacceptable to maintain the reservoir at an elevation higher than necessary when it can be reduced, thereby decreasing the risk to public safety and the large population downstream.” And the rest of the nation has to wonder why it was ever built in that location in the first place? The dam has been in place for over 70 years. There has never been a problem. To assume that there is going to be a disaster is wishful thinking on the part of the Democrats.
The Democrats are just inventing ways for them to appear to be caring because it is an election year. It makes perfect sense why they would drain the water in the middle of a drought and take away one of the few means to fight wildfires. The duplicity of the Democrats is going to get someone killed.
There are always other options to keep from having to empty reservoir. They could have increased the size of the dam to make it stronger. And they could have reduced the amount of water in the lake so there was not as much pressure on the dam. But the Democrats were never good at thinking of other options.
Such fears that are being pushed on the people are being fueled from flooding that happened in 2017, 14,000 people had to be evacuated because of the Coyote Creek had crossed its banks and flooded the area. But this has nothing to do with what-if situations. The fear of a pending earthquake is nothing more than speculation. There could be one soon or not at all. They should rather build a dam that can withstand the feared earthquake. So, the residents can continue to enjoy living in the area.
There has been some talk of rebuilding the dam but that is still up for debate. Norman Camacho who is the CEO of Valley Water stated that “Valley Water has been working with several state and federal agencies through the years to secure the proper permits as the scope of the project has increased due to additional safety and design requirements. A priority will be to design and build a large outlet pipe, which will provide greater control over the water levels and increase public safety.” These things could have been done without draining the entire water supply.
The Anderson reservoir serves over 2 million people. The effects of the drain are expected to have severe environmental impacts as it destroys the habitat that has developed over the years. Camacho has also stated that “While residents have done an excellent job of conserving water since 2013, another drought during this time frame could require everyone to significantly decrease their water use.” All the effort to save water by people has been for nothing because of the draining by the fearful leadership.
The short-sighted Democrats think that it will take about five years to build the improvements. They have not planned well for growth or emergencies that will come up. The region is set for a major disaster because of the Democrats. Any earthquake that may or may not happen is pointless at this point because the real disaster will be at the hands of the fearful liberals who have drained all the water from the Anderson reservoir.