They are growing both alfalfa and cotton with this water. These are two of the most thirsty crops. Then they export this back to their home country all the while taking advantage of our farm subsidies and easy export laws.I wasn't aware that colorado river water went to the central valley. Imperial but not central.
The Saudis have bought a ton of ag.and are exporting our water. Farmers that are down stream from these farms are screaming.
Export Livestock feed needs to come from the midwest. Maybe we can get the corn growers to grow that, rather than be stuck on the ethanol disaster.The imperial valley needs to grow fruit and vegetables.
Agreed - however, decisions made on how water resources are used in the desert southwest will ultimately have an impact on the future of Lake Powell.Water is unquestionably critical to our enjoyment of Lake Powell. This discussion seems to be moving away from Lake Powell as the primary subject. Let's circle back to Powell or let this one end. Thanks!
Very interesting read.It is called NAWAPA. It would cost about 2 trillion to build. The last stimulus package would have paid for and put a lot of people to work.
The North American Water and Power Alliance was an audacious proposal to divert water to parched western states that would have cost hundreds of billions of dollars and pissed off Canada. But what ifwww.buzzfeednews.com
Nevada seems to be on top of reducing their water use. One question that I have is if they let Powell get down to dead pool, how many people will be without power. The cheap eletric versus cheap water fight over Powell is going to be interesting.