High Speed Rail Or Water Storage Programs?
Interesting post on the LatinoReport.com. At its peak, the Los Angeles River carries more than 118 billion gallons a day – enough water to supply 800,000 homes year. Yet in drier days, this concrete river carries 98 million gallons a day – water wasted as it drains into the Pacific Ocean.
But the big question is priority.
Has the priority shifted from building California’s high speed rail to shifting that priority and building more water storage, infrastructure to reuse storm water and fund more water efficient programs?
According to Manuel Cuhna, president of the Nisei Farmers League, “We are either going to build a high speed rail or we are going to build a water structure? Right now the people of this state deserve a water structure. The people in Los Angeles have to have water. We have to have water for food. We have to have water for our rural communities. You cannot pull moisture out of the high speed rail.”