report on problem
The other day the paper stated that a government report showed the possibility of fallowing 143,000 acres of 30 percent of our acreage to transfer some water. I don't know how anybody came up with numbers that big, but the paper is right in that those kinds of numbers do not make any sense and certainly are not reasonable. Fallowing may be the only practical way to save the sea and transfer some water to the coast, but it has to make sense for us.
Ten percent of our acreage should be enough to get the job done, not 30 percent. Using 10 percent of our resource to solve two of our biggest water problems is not unreasonable. For doing this, we would have to get a revenue stream large enough to have a net benefit to the community. If we can't make winners out of everybody, we shouldn't do it.