More on Escalante
We have been discussing the Escalante monument last week, and I found this interesting article about a couple of "enviormentalist" who moved into Escalante and opposed a new dam that was to add 6100 acre feet of water to an existing reservoir. It was estimated to have cost 7.5 million dollars, and would provide water for a dozen farmers and ranchers. The couple were critical of the dam and voiced their opinion. As was once said in class, "...water is for fighting," that was the obvious case here. It is unfortunate that water can bring out the worst in people here in the west. It is a valuable commodity that is even more valuable after we spend millions of dollars to harness it, divert it, and use it.