Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Doolittle Fan Mail (vol. 3)

Sac Bee, Feb. 28, 2006

Importance of levee improvements

I noticed The Bee printed a fluff piece on Jack Abramoff's friend Rep. John Doolittle and then followed with a stronger article on the proposed Auburn Dam. I was wondering why a certain question is never asked about this proposed pork barrel project for Doolittle.

The right says we need the water, while the left cautions about earthquakes, expense and improving levees. The question I have is this: If Folsom fills early in the winter and we have to release large amounts of water on old levees that can barely handle it to keep from overflowing the dam, what are the people downstream going to do when we have to release large amounts of water from two dams at the same time on levees we know can't handle it?

- Jim Williams, Fair Oaks

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