Water plan all wet?

Is the local water plan all wet? Specifically, what if the effort to replace the existing three-reservoir system with one mega-reservoir were built on fears, conflicted interests, and faulty data?


–photo by flickr/Tambako the Jaguar


FLAWS- Tripled rates, spun numbers, and Conservancy conflicts: Why the war on dredging slogs on Published on Jul 28th, 2011Just when you thought it was safe to save the reservoir, the war against dredging it has reached flood stage. Waterworks director Tom Frederick– perhaps rattled by a...read more
More spending: Rivanna moves past Gannett FlemingPublished on Jun 25th, 2009The outrage that put City Councilor Holly Edwards (left) and County Supervisor Sally Thomas (right) onto the Rivanna board last month didn't stop the planned highway-hugging...read more
Gannett Fleming settles in Big Dig fatalityPublished on Mar 26th, 2009The engineering firm at the center of a long-running water controversy has settled its biggest legal headache. The Massachusetts Attorney General's Office has announced that...read more
Dredging 101: New estimate at $25-30 millionPublished on May 8th, 2008 Chris Gibson teaches Dredging 101 at the Design Center downtown. PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER Until a few months ago, dredging had all the glamour of using diesel equipment to...read more
Keno, Lynch dredge up divergent viewsPublished on May 7th, 2008So what happened last night at the big dredging confab called by Charlottesville Mayor Dave Norris? Well, the two-man team from visiting engineering firm Gahagan & Bryant...read more
Higher and higher: Frederick claimed dredge cost $225 millionPublished on Mar 6th, 2008  There's nothing in the budget of the 50-year water plan for dredging the Rivanna Reservoir... ...even though it will be less than a third its current size by 2050...read more
Reservoir dogged: A $142 million boondoggle?Published on Feb 28th, 2008 Dam critics: Five of the six members of Citizens for a Sustainable Water Plan (clockwise), Rich Collins (in cap), Francis Fife, Kevin Lynch, Betty Mooney, and Joe Mooney,...read more