Clifford Johnson: Centennial reservoir project the best way to save water
March 30, 2016
I attended the Auburn meeting March 10 and left disappointed after hearing so much negative discussion — mostly "me, me, what I want." I'm amazed that so many people can be against a project that will help improve water availability in the years to come.
Water is our most important resource and a chance to save it for later use is of paramount importance.
Fact of life: we need water to survive. Saving runoff in a reservoir is a logical, economical way to help provide for dry times. As a bonus, we'll reduce groundwater draw-down, get recreational opportunities, more consistent Bear River flow downstream, and habitat for wildlife.
I say look at the big picture … save water now for future use.
(Update on March 15) We had another good storm over the weekend … wow, all should see the river in this stage … seems like it wouldn't take long to fill both the Far West and Centennial reservoirs (if the latter were already built), saving water for our upcoming dry summers.
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