Letter: Protecting Utah's water from water grabbing

Published: Tuesday, Oct. 2 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT

As the Virgin River water subsides, a double rainbow appears in the early morning hours over St. George only a day after heavy rains pounded Southern Utah creating dangerous river conditions in 2010.

Courtney Orton, Deseret News

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I have been watching with interest the water grab by the Las Vegas Water District of Utah water in our west desert so they could fill more swimming pools and water features.

I have been wondering where the tree huggers in this fight were. Lo and behold, the tree huggers to the rescue in the form of a springsnail. For once, I agree with the wine-tasting, cheese-eating, hairy-legged do-gooders. This water grab needs to be stopped. What took the springsnail lovers so long?

Tracy Booth

Salt Lake City

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