It’s a question that’s asked by some people every time there’s a flood or water worry. This year it was the Oroville Dam spillway crisis and fluctuating water flows. “Why don’t they dredge the river?” If the rivers were deeper, they could safely carry away excess water, couldn’t they? But engineering experts and state Department of Water Resources officials believe dredging could cause more damage than good to the Yuba, Feather and Sacramento rivers. (more)

By Patrick Groves, from the