@ IketWhy should California take water from the Ocean?The costs of Desalinating Ocean water using utility provided electricity are
ridiculously expensive compared to current water supply costs. Turning the
question around, why shouldn't Utah take less briny water from some parts
of the Great Salt Lake and desalinate it? Does Utah use reclaimed water to
irrigate its Golf Courses, Road landscaping? California does.
california needs to use the water from the ocean. they could use tidal power for
electric and get fresh water from the ocen they know how to do this already
The State of Utah needs to look at lining up alternative water resources over
this next 50-year period. If the population of Utah is to more than double over
this period of time, it behooves the Citizens of Utah to start pressuring State
Water Officials to come up with a supply plan for public comment. I imagine the
meeting speakers in San Diego today are telling the attendees that this
isn't just a Utah problem but a Western Regional problem as well.
They'll tell California the winter snowpack in the Sierras will melt
quicker and more and bigger reservoirs are needed to capture the run off.
Further, in Phoenix and Las Vegas there may not be enough water to support the
populations there. SoCal may have to supplement their water supplies with
expensive desalination processes.