“The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those that speak it.” George Orwell 1984
concealed from them. Patric Henry
Water is undoubtedly the second most important resource on our planet, after breathable air. Imperial Valley has great water and poor air. As our water is taken for use by millions on coast, air quality can become a catastrophe. Is the Valley prepared?
As precious water will increase dramatically in value in 40 years, which goes 100% to 22 million beneficiaries: IID cost will increase dramatically and is 100% the risk of 170,000 residents here, but wait, the liability is yours and increases already estimated to be in the billions… This is the QSA, is this a fair deal ?
Can you live with this scenario for your future…IN 40 years what will the dollars be worth you receive for your invaluable water, which cannot be replaced? Is is right for 22 million people to receive all the benefits of your water and you receive 100% of the risk?
What would you do if a station offered gas at 50 cents a gallon? line up to buy till its gone..Same for water priced 85% under the market price. Unless IID can correct this, the simple economic principle will apply…It will be bought till it’s gone. The manager of IID does not want to raise the price: what about you? Do you think it is worth a try? After all, 600,000 a/f is leaving the valley worth one billion a year at marginal cost to San Diego and San Francisco BUT IID will lose money.? Are you satisfied? What was the dream team thinking?
Every city has a 100 year flood plan…I suggest every city will have a 100 year drought plan. California has had dry periods over 200 years. I believe we are now in a reversion to the mean, which represents epic drought conditions..The decisions IID makes right now will dictate a future of opportunity and hope and prosperity.. The decision to change is your choice..Is IID modern and up to speed in thinking and action? If a higher level of effort is not created, will the same old passive, negative and apathetic and obsolete management will remain? Speak now or forever hold your peace.
Water Banking and drought insurance are profound opportunities and have not happened because of poor management, a lack of vision and fortitude to get ahead. Today, do you think you should demand better? Remember, you have every right to receive enormous wealth inherent in your first priority senior water rights.. Why give that up ? The pioneers created it for you, not SD.
Is the best bet now is to allow Ron Olson and his excellent firm to analyze this deathly contract to attempt to level the playing field and possibly retrieve or retain some of the 40+ billion in your lost water value. Is it your choice?