- Mar 18, 2021
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Yeah, but isn't that like saying "the riot that's burning the city down is due to people getting on each others nerves" or "the drowning was due to the drunk jumping off the cruise ship without being able to swim"? The fact that it happened by error or poor judgment is not a reason to think it's solved (or could easily be).The CO river water "crisis" is entirely due to overestimating availability.
People are still getting on each other's nerves, and getting drunk, and resisting giving up their (totally miscalculated) water rights ... meanwhile, aren't there already housing developments in Arizona that have had their city water cut off altogether, not just had their rates raised? They probably wouldn't put scare quotes around "crisis."
How do you get logically from Point A ("we've identified an error that contributed to this problem") to Point B ("there will be a solution")? (Not a rhetorical question -- I might be missing your point.)
And just to throw in a little vegetarian snark: if we're talking about water-hungry crops, does anyone know the comparative water usage of rice vs. beef? or which of the two sucks more H2O out of the Colorado?