Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Another Reason Why People Hate Government

From the LVRJ:
In a photo snapped from the air just a few days ago, tendrils of dark brown and blue reach out to each other across an ashen, sun-baked wasteland.
The space between those outstretched fingers shrinks with each passing day, as a man-made flood pushes its way down a long-dry stretch of the Colorado River in search of the sea.
The blue of the river could spill into the brown of the Gulf of California’s tidewater channel during high tide Thursday, based on projections from conservationists and federal officials who are tracking the experimental flood unleashed in late March.
It would mark the first time in 20 years that the Colorado has reached the sea, though such a re-connection was never guaranteed. It wasn’t even really the point of the so-called “pulse-flow,” said Jack Simes, spokesman for the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.
The goal of the two month, 34-million-gallon experiment was to send water down the river’s historic channel to five restoration sites in Mexico and one in Arizona where researchers are trying to bring back the flood-adapted willow and cottonwood forests that once lined the Colorado’s banks.
“That’s been achieved,” Simes said. “The bonus I guess is if (the water) made it to the sea.”
Meanwhile, areas that are served by the Colorado River are in a drought, Lake Mead, where Las vegas gets it's water is about to dry up according to the experts, California farmers are not getting theor water and what does the government do?
It flushes 34,000,000 gallons of water down the river so some tree can grow.
Why didn't they just take a big watering can, plant the seed and water it from there.
Just a waste of money and water by our government which is upposed to look after people first, not some tree.

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