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The Gila River..Our last wild river..

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 12-08-2014

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I have not traveled the Gila River in it’s entirety, however, I have seen a lot of the New Mexico portion of the river. It is a beautiful, free flowing river, flowing as God intended it to flow. Most people love the river, either fishing or just enjoy visiting it’s banks for picnics or swimming. Now, folks are saying we need it’s water for city water supplies and irrigation so we need to dam it up to allow for that to happen….. I know water supplies are tight in the southwest and the citizens need the water. I just hate to see this river harnessed. Would I join in a protest of any kind?…..Certainly not. We have to do what we have to do, but still….I guess a step forward for mankind does not always equate to a step forward in our hearts….I hate to see  a dam on it…

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You are very right about that. The problem is not the need for more water in the southwest. The real problem is one that the national mainstream media and the government will never admit. The real problem is one of too many people demanding too much water for labor saving devices when less water could be used. To put it succinctly, the real problem is too many wasteful people. Let people carry their water in buckets up hill for a mile or so as I used to do and as many people have to do in many parts of the world, and much less water will be used. Some of it might even be reused.

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