The Colorado River is a Powerless State

The Colorado River is a Powerless State

Letters to the Editor: Save the Colorado River. Desalinate water from the Pacific Ocean and send it down the Colorado River, where it will be used for irrigation. By making the water safe, we can protect the endangered salmon. This is the best solution to the problem of water. More people than ever before live in the region. We need more water to support them, but we also need to take seriously our obligation to our planet. It is a moral obligation to be aware of our natural resources, especially the most fragile and precious—our water supply.

—Thomas Kocourek, Colorado Springs

The people of Colorado are more powerful and influential than any state in the union. Why not get rid of the laws that prevent the people from using their own property and do what we think is best?

—G.M. Kocourek, Colorado Springs

A new generation of scientists is telling us that we need to take charge of the Colorado river. We need new technology because it is not economically available. New technologies could be used to create power from Colorado water during the dry season or use of wind power in the winter.

—D.H. Brown, Colorado Springs

To make matters worse, we give only 10 percent of Colorado’s water to the state and only 4 percent to federal agencies. Only about 1 percent has been allocated for water-related projects.

—B.B. Van Dusen, Las Animas

The issue is not who has the power, but who has the will. It seems that we are willing to give away the power to some, but not to any. When I was young, there were many people who were willing to fight for the right to the Colorado river. Now, we are forced to wait and hope for a miracle, which is not forthcoming.

—E.L. Peterson, New Berlin

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