Feb 16, 2017
"CHARGE THE FARMERS. YEAH...THAT'S THE TICKET!"
There’s bound to be squabbling about whether the repairs are mostly for storing and transferring water or controlling floods. The answer will largely determine whether it’s the water users who pay — such as farmers in the San Joaquin Valley and urbanites in Southern California — or everyone in the state.
I’m with Snow. Charge the water users. A spillway wouldn’t be needed at all without a dam to store water for farms, industry and homes.
REALLY? What about flood protection for towns and cities? Or, water to drink/bathe in/fill swimming pools in the urban areas? What about recreation for boating, fishing, swimming? Finally, what about environmental enhancements/management during the swings in wet/dry seasons? Or, perhaps the enviros want the rivers to roar and destroy property...or cease and dry up the streams?
WHO BENEFITS IS A GOOD QUESTION?