From: Mike Lorrey (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Feb 25 2002 - 09:52:19 MST
> In a message dated 2/24/02 11:34:57, email@example.com writes:
> >People in California don't live where the
> >water is, and prefer to tap the easily accessible water supplies of the
> >desert States to their east which have no other alternative.
> The problem is more environmental. Many people want to restore the
> Sacramento river delta and the various feeder rivers to their "pristine"
> state. The "pristine" state, almost by definition, includes no meaningful
> water withdrawals, especially since the water mostly travels to SoCal
> to evaporate/drain off there. Similar concerns have applied to Mono
> Lake, and now there are movements to restore Owens Lake.
> Acessibility is a nonissue. California is voting to spend oodles of money
> to *not* use water it has used in the past.
Yes, but this is nothing more than exporting their impact. Californians
WILL use the same amount of water, and will continue to demand more. I
am waiting for the ironic/satirical end when California tries to declare
emminent domain over the Mississippi/Missouri watershed.
We in the rest of the country don't give a fig if California 'restores'
Mono Lake, or the Sacramento River, if the cost of doing so is to sop up
the Colorado. This situation epitomizes how unrealistic Californians are
in wanting to have their cake and eat it too.
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