Can we kill the “Earthquake Bogey” yet?

Delta Levees once again prove the “Earthquake Bogey” argument of the BDCP to be what it is – just a scare tactic.

The scare tactic was thought up following the Katrina disaster and has been effectively used since to scare Southern California water users about risks to their water supply to try to get their buy in.

Immediately after the Napa shaker, the civil engineering firm Kjeldsen Sinnock and Neudeck (KSN), the Stockton civil engineering company that maintains about half the levees in the delta, went out to inspect the levees.


Just as during the Loma Prieta earthquake, the levees were unaffected. Neudeck insists delta levees are now even wider, taller and stronger. He also said inspections are done constantly by the engineers hired by reclamation districts.

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