Our Next Event: How Are We Going to Fix our Old Dams and Levees . . . and Who's Going to Pay for It?

Spring has sprung . . . . and so has the melting of one of the largest snowpacks in California’s recorded history. There's enough water to keep reservoirs and rivers -- drought-dry just a few months ago -- swollen for months to come. But that means plenty of flood watches and flood alerts. And then winter, a.k.a. rainy season, is not that far away. So how are our dams and levees holding up to handle all that?

Now we're about to learn more about the state of our aging levees and crumbling dams (and not just Oroville-- the Trinity Dam up north is worrying people right now); how (or if) they can be repaired; how much will that all cost; and who's supposed to pay that particular water bill.

Join us after work on Wednesday, May 24, for our next Policy and a Pint about California's water infrastructure. We're in the basement of Graciano's Speakeasy, a former governor's mansion/grocery store/brothel/speakeasy in Old Sacramento. The basement is at the level where our city used to stand before the Great Flood of 1862, the biggest in California's recorded history, made officials use a lot of packed dirt to raise the buildings a minimum of 14 feet. The perfect place to have a pint and talk about flood control.

Register for a free seat Join us in the basement of Graciano's Speakeasy, a former governor's mansion/grocery store/brothel/speakeasy in Old Sacramento. The basement is at the level where our city used to stand before the Great Flood of 1862, the biggest in California's recorded history, made officials use a lot of packed dirt to raise the buildings a minimum of 14 feet. The perfect place to have a pint and talk about flood control.

Register for a free seat here.