See The Sacramento River ... By Car

See The Sacramento River ... By Car For people traveling by car (or bicycle or motorcycle), this blog is a guide to the Sacramento River.

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"Winners of the Annual Cold, Dead Fish Awards" (Article)

It's not often I get to read an article that nails all the villains--that is, all as far as I can count--in California's water mismanagement.   But just such an article appeared in Monday's East Bay Express. The article, by Dan Bacher, is "Me...

More Rock Art; Or, the Only Known Sighting of the Rock-Chested Gravel Dodo

More Rock Art; Or, the Only Known Sighting of the Rock-Chested Gravel Dodo

Elsewhere in this blog is a post (HERE) about rock art at the Watt Avenue Bridge over the American River in Sacramento.  I ended that post by whining about pushing my rickety knees across the roughness of the gravel bar where the rock artist ...

In Heaven There Is No Beer–That’s Why We Drink It Here!

Beer here, is the topic.

Okay, water goes into beer, and water from the Sacramento River and other rivers no doubt becomes beer, at some point, at some time. That's water we talk about.

But how about the water we don't want to talk about--wastewater, the stuff that flows through sewers?

Turns out some people in Oregon...

Thompson Seedless Grape

Thompson Seedless Grape

Credit goes to an Englishman for an idea that kept Americans from spitting out grape seeds, choking on said seeds, or having trouble digesting them.  That idea is summarized on a historical marker on State Route 20, ten miles west of Yuba City, California.


King Birthday, King Tide: No Connection

Monday, January 19th, is the day Americans commemorate civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. That same day a king tide will wash against the California coast.  A king tide is an especially high tide event that has nothing to do with Dr...

Why Did the Egret Cross the Road?

Why Did the Egret Cross the Road?

(I wrote this post for another blog, now defunct.  It is re-published here because it relates, in ways no matter how distant, to the Sacramento Valley.)

On a drive into a wildlife refuge, I was stopped by an egret doing road patrol. While waiting for the bird to move on, I pondered this time-honored question:...

"The 2015 Drought – So Far," from the California WaterBlog

It's a problem of NEW and TMI--not enough water and too much information.  That is, we're still in a drought, and there's a lot of information on it, but it's hard, for me anyway, to keep track of the various pieces and pages of news about our wat...

Rock Art at Watt Avenue, American River

Rock Art at Watt Avenue, American River

Not far from where I live in Sacramento, Watt Avenue crosses the American River at a busy place.  At river level are fishing access, boat launch, raft takeout, and a bike trail, to name the most obvious offerings.Also there is a gravel bar where a...

Sunrise at the Bass Pond, American River

Sunrise at the Bass Pond, American River

Although this blog is mainly about the Sacramento River, I actually live closer to another great river, the American.  On that river is a place that old maps call the Bass Pond or the Bass Lagoon, at the east end of Sacramento's Arden Way.  I...

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