Posts Tagged ‘California’

Pic of the Day – Shasta Dam Construction – 1942

From the Library of Congress Archives on Flickr, Shasta Dam under construction in 1942. Lee, Russell,, 1903-, photographer.

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Dimensions

Crest Elevation ………………………… 1077.5 ft
Structural Height ………………………….. 602 ft
Hydraulic Height ……………………….. 522.5 ft
Crest Length ……………………………… 3,460 ft
Crest Width …………………………………… 30 ft
Base Width ………………………………….. 543 ft
Volume of Concrete ………. 6,270,000 cu yd

Hydrology

Current Reservoir Storage
Drainage area ………………………. 6,665 sq mi
Hydrometeorological Report ……. HMR 36
PMF …………………………………… 1984 Winter
Volume ……. 4,266,000 acre-ft over 15 days
Peak inflow ………………………….. 623,000 cfs
Maximum water surface ……………. 1076.2 ft

Where’s the fire?

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Thanks to the internets, you can now see not only where the fire is, but where that damn smoke is coming from. Visit the Monterey Herald’s fire map.

Meanwhile, the heat lifted in San Francisco yesterday as the wind changed and the fog blew in. I’ll take it over smog any day.

Vote Today – Special Congressional Open Primary Election

Don’t forget to vote today. There is a Special Congressional Open Primary Election today for the 12th District House of Representatives seat left behind by the late representative Tom Lantos.

This April 8 Special Congressional Open Primary Election is being held to elect a candidate to serve the remainder of the term for Californias Congressional District 12. All candidates will appear together on the same ballot, regardless of party affiliation, and voters may vote for any of the candidates, regardless of the voter’s party affiliation….

You may vote in person on or before Election Day beginning on March 24, 2008 outside our office in City Hall, Room 48, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.

List of candidates (pdf).

  • Michelle T. McMurry, San Francisco, Democrat
  • Jackie Speier, Burlingame, Democrat
  • Greg Conlon, Atherton, Republican
  • Mike Moloney, Foster City, Republican
  • Barry Hermanson, San Francisco, Green

Voter info pamplet (pdf, text)

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