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Voice: Why not fallow some golf courses elsewhere?

August 02, 2001

Does no one wonder why Los Angeles, which wants our water, San Diego, which wants our water, Coachella Valley, which wants our water, don't mention "fallowing" some of their golf courses? Or stopping their citizens from letting excess water run down the pavement from car washing, lawn watering or just plain leaving the hoses running? I can guarantee that asphalt does not grow when watered!

They are not mentioning that many, if not most, of the people who live around the Salton Sea are retired folks, with a large percent on a fixed income that does not provide for a loss of property because you cannot live on it and with no money there is nowhere to go. Oh, but then we know that people come last if they haven't the money to fight the big fellows.

I'm really surprised the farmers down south aren't fighting harder after all the speeches about not fallowing. Perhaps they now stand to gain enough to make it worth their while, and we can always import our fruit, vegetables and other products that used to grow in the Imperial Valley.

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And so who cares if a beautiful body of water dries up (remember Mono Lake), thousands of birds lose a migratory and nesting stop-over and a couple of thousand people lose their homes? The Imperial Irrigation District and Coachella Valley Water District will get theirs, Metropolitan Water will get theirs as will San Diego — and we can always go there and play golf!

F. JOAN RESCH

Salton Sea Beach

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