Wednesday, April 05, 2006

When Will the Rain Stop in Sacramento?

The most entertaining thing about having a blog is seeing what search terms people use to find your blog. Last night, someone typed this into Google: when will rain stop Sacramento. I guess Google is now God.

Yes, it has been raining a lot here in Sacramento. With the rain comes talk of flooding and breaking levees. The media has had several stories lately about the inadequacies of the levee systems that surround the region. Yes, Bay Area investors, Sacramento has "levees," as in New Orleans/Hurricane Katrina levees.

Here are a few headlines of late dealing with housing and levees:

Tempting fate: Betting the houses, Yuba OKs floodplain units to pay for levee repairs
Tempting fate: Living on the edge, W. Sac levees less secure than advertised
Tempting fate: Sutter boom forges ahead
Tempting fate: Are we next? Sacramento's flood peril is highest in U.S.
Natomas flood safety disputed, New studies suggest area lacks minimal level of protection
Developers immune from flood liability


Anonymous said...

Here's a tough riddle. What's the difference between a house buyer in a floodplain and one in a slum neighborhood? Nothing.

What is the technical term for such buyers? Suckers.

B. Durbin said...

I would think that "swimmers" might be more accurate.