We Could Fill Lake Powell in Less Than a Year With a Mississippi River Aqueduct | Breaking News Updates

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A houseboat is anchored on the shores of Lake Powell.

As for the June 26 Mississippi water letters, the citizens of Louisiana and Mississippi south of the old river control structure don’t need all that water. All it does is cause flooding and massive tax expenditures to repair and reinforce levees.

The best solution would be for the US Army Corps of Engineers to build an aqueduct from the old river control structure over the Mississippi to Lake Powell, fill it, then send more water from there to Colorado to fill Lake Mead .

About 4.5 million gallons per second pass this structure on the Mississippi. As mentioned, New Orleans has a problem with that amount of water anyway, so let’s divert 250,000 gallons/sec to Lake Powell, which is currently 5.5 trillion gallons short.

It would take 254 days to complete.

Lake Mead has a somewhat larger shortage, about 8 trillion gallons, but it could be filled in about 370 days at 250,000 gallons/sec.

A year and eight months after the aqueduct was completed, both reservoirs would be filled and most of the southwest’s water problems would have disappeared. We built a California aqueduct that saved Southern California and a crude oil pipeline through Alaska that were much more difficult than this proposal.

Don Siefkes, San Leandro

Don’t waste time protesting the Supreme Court

Protests against the Supreme Court won’t do much. These so-called “judges” might scoff at human rights and are bogus lawyers who champion right-wing causes.

They don’t care about women. They don’t care about children slaughtered in schools and people shot while shopping. They don’t care.

The only The remedy for all of this is to vote. Human rights advocates and those who want to ban ugly, unnecessary and deadly assault weapons must register to vote.

Let’s promote Voting for Progressives this fall like you never have before. Scream and yell if you must. Our lives depend on it.

Rob Westwood, Rancho Mirage

The new home of the Frank Bogert statue should be the Village Green

Who attended the Palm Springs Historical Society’s presentation at the Cultural Center in April titled “The Evolution of Human Rights in Palm Springs, A Timeline and Historical Perspective”? Human Rights Commission I hope I’m wrong, but probably not, because Frank Bogert’s statue would have stood in front of City Hall if they had all been there.

The Palm Springs Historical Society is an apolitical, truth-telling, fact-preserving entity. And the facts tell the exact story of Section 14, not the political storm version. But the decision is made. Now where is he going?

The obvious and sensible choice is the Village Green, next to the McCallum Adobe, Cornelia White House, next to the Historical Society and close to the Welwood Murray Memorial Library Research Center. It is a cultural and historical nexus – a pleasure to visit for tourists and locals alike.

It’s the perfect spot for the statue of the mayor responsible for establishing Palm Springs as a global tourist magnet. A piece of downtown dedicated to all of Palm Springs history without bias or agenda. Just history to see and enjoy.

Karen Braff, Palm Springs

This article originally appeared on Palm Springs Desert Sun: We Can Lake Powell in Less Than a Year Via the Mississippi Aqueduct

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