Tuesday, December 29, 2009

CBS 60 Minutes report highlights vulnerability of central California to earthquake caused levee breaks and floods

CBS “60 Minutes” on Sunday Night (Dec 27) ran a report “California: Running Dry” on the California irrigation system, where farmers blame environmentalists for disrupting their business to save an endangered fish. Governor Schwarzenegger is caught in the middle, as a Republican but as “The Green Governor” and as concerned about the declining economy of his state.

But the real important of the story concerns the levees in California’s central valley and the catastrophic flooding that could occur at any time with a major earthquake, which is almost inevitable.

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