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Re: This is the West
In a message dated 7/5/1999 1:50:41 PM Mountain Daylight Time,
Aquatic-Plants-Owner at actwin_com writes:
> Hey.. qualify that "West". Vancouver is about as "west" as you can get
> without a ferry ride and we don't have to skimp on water here. Where
> exactly is this "west"... Miami??... west???
I'm in Idaho. We have nearly 20% of the lawyers in our state specializing in
Water Rights Law. For a while before, the tree-huggers came into power, we
were constantly fending off bids by Arizona to divert the Snake River to send
it south. It's semi-arid here, and even drier in places like Nevada. The
Northern west coast is a rain forest. Portland gets all the moisture that
would land here, except the Cascades block the clouds and hold them along the
coast. Water here is not taken lightly. The idea of breaching the lower
Snake River dams for the Salmon has its merits, but also will mean a
reduction of available water for irrigation in that area. We don't take
water lightly, and even people with "bottomless" wells are reluctant to use
R/O with its discharge losses. De-ionizing is a better option, and as soon
as I manage to go from a lease to a mortgage, I will be looking into it.
Los Angeles and San Diego are also "west", and their water problems are more
serious than ours.