PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA

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Dam building

By From page A5 | January 05, 2015

EDITOR:

With the impending water shortage in Northern California and no relief in sight, I have a question for the “No Dam Building” environmentalists. When your lights go brown, the cost of food goes up, fire danger rises, lawns and scrubs turn brown, forests turn brown, fish die and when you can’t take a shower, or more importantly you turn the faucet on and you hear air or see muddy water instead of a drink of water, how’s that working for you?

Obviously, this dream come true, you didn’t think this day would ever happen. Well, guess again, water may not be coming down the pipeline to your neighborhood soon.

Years ago, when more dams should have been built and full by now, you dreamers convinced California voters and politicians that forever there would be plenty of water and new dams were a waste of time. The SOFAR Project for us old-timers should have been finished as well as some version of the Auburn Dam, maybe a new dam at Chili Bar should be built, but, alas the time to build is gone, the water is out of the dams.

So, when all of us reach for a glass of water to drink and get air or mud, we have only ourselves to blame for believing the “No Dam Building” environmentalists.

BRIAN DeBERRY
Placerville

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