Lake Powell could be filled in less than a year with water from the Mississippi River

A houseboat is moored on the shores of Lake Powell.

A houseboat is moored on the shores of Lake Powell.

About it June 26th Mississippi Water LetterCitizens of Louisiana and Mississippi, south of the Old River Control Structure, do not need all of their water. All it does is cause floods and huge tax expenditures to repair and strengthen the levees.

The best solution is for the US Army Engineers to build an aqueduct from the Mississippi River’s Old River Control Structure to Lake Powell, fill it, and then send more water to Colorado to fill Lake Mead.

The second stream through that structure of the Mississippi River is about 4.5 million / gallon. As mentioned earlier, New Orleans has problems with that amount of water anyway, so divert 250,000 gallons per second to Lake Powell, which is currently short of 5.5 trillion gallons.

It takes 254 days to fill.

The shortage of Lake Mead is rather large, about 8 trillion gallons, but 250,000 gallons / second could fill it in about 370 days.

Within one year and eight months after the aqueduct is completed, both reservoirs will be full and most of the water problems in the southwest will be resolved. We built the California Aqueduct to save the crude oil pipelines throughout Southern California and Alaska, which was much more difficult than this proposal.

Don Sifukes, Sanrian Doro

Don’t waste your time protesting the Supreme Court

Protests against the Supreme Court do little. These so-called “judges” are fake lawyers who may not care much about human rights and promote right-wing causes.

They don’t care about women. They don’t care about children being slaughtered at school or people being shot down while shopping. They don’t care.

The that’s all All this remedy is to vote. People with human rights and those who want to ban terrible, unnecessary, and killing assault weapons must register to vote.

Promote a vote for progressives like never before this fall. Scream as needed. Our lives depend on it.

Rob Westwood, Rancho Mirage

The new home of the Frank Bogart statue must be Village Green

Who participated in the Palm Springs Historical Society presentation entitled “Evolution of Human Rights, Timelines and Historical Perspectives of Palm Springs” at the Cultural Center in April? Human Rights Commission I hope I’m wrong, but probably not because all the statues of Frank Bogart remained in front of the city hall.

The Palm Springs Historical Society is a non-political, truth-telling and fact-preserving organization. And the facts tell the exact story of Section 14, not the political storm version. But a decision is made. Where is he going now?

A clear and common-sense choice is Village Green, next to McCallum Adobe, the Cornelia White House, the Historical Society, and the Wellwood Murray Memorial Library Research Center. It is a cultural and historical connection and we look forward to visiting tourists and locals.

This is the perfect place for the mayor’s statue, who is responsible for establishing Palm Springs as a magnet for global tourists. A downtown patch dedicated to all of Palm Springs’ history without prejudice or agenda. Just history for everyone to see and appreciate.

Karen Bluff, Palm Springs

This article was originally published in Palm Springs Desert Sun. You can reach Lake Powell within a year via the Mississippi Aqueduct