A sparse amount of snowfall on the Sierra Nevada Mountains surrounds the low levels of water at the Union Valley Reservoir in El Dorado County, Calif Monday January 27, 2014.
A sparse amount of snowfall on the Sierra Nevada Mountains surrounds the low levels of water at the Union Valley Reservoir in El Dorado County, Calif Monday January 27, 2014. Paul Kitagaki Jr. pkitagaki@sacbee.com
A sparse amount of snowfall on the Sierra Nevada Mountains surrounds the low levels of water at the Union Valley Reservoir in El Dorado County, Calif Monday January 27, 2014. Paul Kitagaki Jr. pkitagaki@sacbee.com
Dan Walters

Dan Walters

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Opinion: Warm rains dictate new reservoirs

February 09, 2015 04:12 PM

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Dan Walters’ column appeared in dozens of California newspapers. He joined the Sacramento Union’s Capitol bureau in 1975 and in 1981 began writing the state’s only daily newspaper column devoted to California political, economic and social events. In 1984 he moved to The Sacramento Bee, where his column ran until 2017.