J, Keep Your Grubby Hands Off Our Water (But Send Us Your Grapes)

The Shat’s 30 billion kickstarter to pipe H2O from WA to CA hasn’t started yet, but my guess is that it won’t get very far. This blog, however, makes a great point that maybe we should consider the opposing view: instead of sending the water to California, send the crops up to Washington.

Side note: This is an awesome blog if you are into PNW weather. (And really, who isn’t?)

2 thoughts on “J, Keep Your Grubby Hands Off Our Water (But Send Us Your Grapes)”

  1. Sigh. California doesn’t have a drought problem, it has a water management problem. The water rights are clouded, and the law doesn’t make trading water easy. If they just let a market exist in water, none of this would be a problem. Instead, they want to try to appease all these different political interests with subsidized water. If farmer and municipalities had rights to specific water, with the ability to trade or sell it, then all that would have to happen is when water is scarce, price will go up, and it will go to the most important uses. Farmers won’t get arbitrarily cut off, they will voluntarily stop use, because they are getting compensated for the water. Also – everyone will be incentivized to save. The increased price will provide funds for new and improved water storage and treatment facilities, Bob’s your uncle, and this shit ain’t a problem any more.

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