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RE: [RC] Auburn Dam - Kitley, Carrie E Civ USAF AFSPC 30 MDSS/SGSLF

The whole Auburn Dam "threat" could be a ploy masterminded by the Government in 
an attempt to make it "ok" with the tax-payers that the alternative be raising 
the cost of existing CA water resources.  Being that the CA budget is SO 
painfully upsidedown, this could be an underhanded effort to plug a hole in the 
deficit, once again financed by the helpless taxpayers of CA.
Much like the threat of "we need to close a bunch of State Parks."  So, now 
we've "saved" our State Parks, but you know those funds will still come from 
somewhere else.  Namely . . . our wallets.

Carrie Kitley
30th Medical Group, Vandenberg AFB
DMLSS?Database Sustainment Specialist (DSS) 
CACI?International Inc? www.caci.com
dsn?276-1077, Comm (805) 606-1077
fax dsn?276-1179
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-----Original Message-----
From: ridecamp-owner@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 
[mailto:ridecamp-owner@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Ranelle Rubin
Sent: Friday, July 25, 2008 4:26 PM
To: Barbara McCrary; Ann Blankenship; ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: RE: [RC] Auburn Dam

If I lived in the suburbs, I would be the first person to have what used to be 
called a "victory garden". My grandmother had one, and IMO, planting a 
vegetable garden in your front lawn is a much better use of water! We could 
start an online source for free fertilizer right here on RC!!

I would be surprised if they ever built the Auburn Dam to be honest. They just 
invested millions of dollars to create a "rapid simulation area" just for the 
rafters in the immediate area of the long moth-balled Dam Site. 

Of course, they forgot to honor the commitment they made to provide an 
equestrian bridge now that the river has been "restored" and is not safe to 
cross there any longer!

Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway. ~ John Wayne

Ranelle Rubin, Business Consultant 

Independent Dynamite Distributor 

530-885-3510 home office 
916-718-2427 cellular 
916-848-3662 fax 


From: bigcreekranch@xxxxxxxxxxxx
To: greenwoodann@xxxxxxx; ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [RC] Auburn Dam
Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2008 15:50:30 -0700

I don't live near the Tevis trail, but I know how much it means to so many 
people.  I find it depressing to think that an historical landmark such as the 
Western States Trail could be obliterated by water inundation.  I know the 
state needs water, and I don't suppose anyone else wants to offer their homes 
or land to be inundated, either, but to take away an historical landmark seems 
to be against a lot of our country's policies.  Of course, the government 
doesn't see the Tevis Trail as we horsemen do.  I know how frightening the 
thought is, because in 1951 and 1952, there was a plan to dam up the Swanton 
valley and inundate all of us.  At that time, we hadn't even built our house 
yet, but all the people here would have had to build upland and roads would 
have to have been re-built to take folks out the "back way"; that would have 
meant a lot of new earth-moving in the local wilderness.  
Core samples of the underlying geology were taken, and I have to say I am 
eternally grateful for the percolation qualities of our local chalk rock 
(shale).  The tests showed that had a dam been built, all the water would have 
percolated into the earth, because chalk rock does not hold water.
If water persists in being scarce, I could suggest we do away with green lawns 
and green golf courses, for starters.  Couldn't golf be played on a mowed brown 
course?  There must be huge amounts of water used for those purposes.  
When we sailed up the Yangtze River in 2000, saw the Three Gorges Dam being 
built and realized how many thousands of people were going to be displaced to 
higher ground, I grieved for the people whose families had lived on little 
farms on the mountainsides for generations. Their whole history was there, 
waiting to be drowned.

Just thinking in print...


       ----- Original Message ----- 
       From: Ann Blankenship <mailto:greenwoodann@xxxxxxx>  
       To: ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
       Sent: Friday, July 25, 2008 3:08 PM
       Subject: [RC] Auburn Dam

       God, I hope we don't start a big online war over the Auburn Dam.  I 
will only say that whenever something is won, something is lost.  In this case, 
we would lose the beautiful river canyons and trails that we treasure here.  


       Ann  (almost deleting this before posting)

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