divert Mississippi River water to the Colorado

A formerly sunken boat sits on cracked earth hundreds of feet from what is now the shoreline on Lake Mead at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Monday, May 9 near Boulder City.  Lake Mead is receding and Sin City is awash with mob lore after a second set of human remains emerged within a week from the depths of the drought-stricken Colorado River reservoir just a short drive from the Las Vegas Strip.

Janet Wilson’s article on federal officials floating drastic measures to stanch California’s water crisis was great.

Instead of just conservation, what about a Tennessee Water Authority-like project to divert the Mississippi River and build a canal with reservoirs along the way, to pipe it into the Colorado River? Kill two birds with two stones — not so farfetched when you see the type of projects being built in the Middle East and China! It’s about will.

Talk about a great works project and a fantastic way to usher in a new decade for the Southwest.

Bill NicholsLas Vegas

A vote for Calvert is a vote against democracy

California’s 41st Congressional District includes voters from Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Palm Desert, Indian Wells and La Quinta. Republican Ken Calvert is running to represent those voters in Congress.

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