These ARE NOT state dams, their federal. BOR dept of interior owned and operated. Keep in mind these are for pumping water to SoCal, the purse strings are controlled bu water agencies in SoCal.
My sources are my uncles who are dam plant mechanics on dams in the area. Folsom, and Shasta. Both are 30 plus year employees of BOR. I’m unaware of any actual,state owned big dams, lots and lots of PG&E dams, and other power related private companies own most of the dams.
In fact their getting ready to remove three of the four dams on the Klamath River drainage. Had this already occurred, these dams and the flooding would be world class, catastrophic.
Incidently, these private dams, mine the electricity produced by the hydro electric, and have minor crews ate each, generally a maintance guy or two, and an operator, who sends power down stream, for sale.
Most often it is we the people who pay the actual dam major maintance bills. We’re screwed both ways, by paying for the power, and also for maintaining private enterprises dam costs.
A great system.
Statistics: Posted by Dirk Williams — Fri Feb 17, 2017 1:44 pm