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Published: Tuesday, May 28 2013 5:30 p.m. MDT

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BYU Track Star
Los Angeles, CA

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.

lket
Bluffdale, UT

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

BYU Track Star
Los Angeles, CA

@ Iket

Why 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.

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