This week new The Union weekly columnist George Boardman’s “expert” and winded commentary of water policy on his blog contains this factual blunder, among others:
“Conservationists throw cold water on such ideas, having fought the proposed Folsom Dam to a standstill and promoting the removal of several dams including Hetch Hetchy. Many feel Chinook salmon and Delta smelt take priority over the water needs of a state with a population of 38 million that’s heading for 50 million.”
Huh? The last I checked the Folsom dam is standing (albeit it with a low water flow), while the Auburn dam is still proposed. Dam! Slow down fellow. Let’s hope his columns are fact checked before running in The Union.