Author: Reader submissions, The Desert Sun

Reader submissions | Palm Springs Desert SunAs a resident of Palm Desert and a native Californian, I continue to be horrified at how developers get wave parks and Disney’s Cotino approved, but residents in the east valley are still living in trailer parks that don’t have piped or clean well water, negligence that continues to be reported as unfixed for many months!If Gov. Gavin Newsom is backing desalination, why isn’t he also stopping these flagrantly wasteful wave parks and “desert beachfront” projects?The Coachella Valley Water District is smug and slick about our valley’s aquifer numbers and persuades city councils and some…

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Reader submissions  |  Palm Springs Desert SunThe West may be dry and need help with water, but Oklahoma and probably other southern Midwestern states are experiencing a drought this year, too! I’ve read a few letters regarding this, and the only ones that make sense are those of the barge owner and engineer. But while the engineer’s idea is to pull from the reservoirs for California, our farmers here in rural Oklahoma are wondering how they will have water for their crops and livestock. That system he thought up must go south as well as west, and should have been done already! We’re about 100 years from the…

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