Why is the Republican Party not speaking out on building desalination plants? This would give us unlimited water on demand.
Instead the Democrats are pushing Propositions 1 & 2 which do not solve the supply problem of Water. According to all of the experts, our storage facilities are at there lowest levels ever and would require at least 3 years of above average rainfall to reach pre-drought levels.
On a National level, why have we not set up a network of pipelines that take water from flood zones and bring that excess water to the Southwest part of the country. This system could well pay for itself by limiting the number of natural disasters that affect much of the Country especially in areas that feed the Mississippi. It would certainly help unemployment.
We already pipe oil from Alaska, natural gas all over the Country, and the power companies have grids. Is water any less important?
California feeds half of the Country. Crops are being destroyed or not planted. Experts tell us our reserves will be gone in about a year. Will California become the new dust bowl?
This should be a non-partisan issue and I for one, being a registered Republican, would like to see our party out in front on such an important issue.
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