Tuesday, March 19, 2013


TONY MARTINEZ DECLARES, WHO NEEDS A WATER POLICY WHEN WE HAVE A TEQUILA POLICY FOR MORE BARS DOWNTOWN

I wish I knew how to do photoshop. The perfect graphic would be Tony Martinez throwing bottles of Tequila at the people.

The weir dam remains the only option.  But the problem now is, and rightfully so, all federal officials need to focus in on Starr and Hidalgo counties where the drought is beyond crisis levels.  This is a direct result of the failed policies of our past federal, state, and local officials. 

Having conceded that the federal and state officials rightfully so have to focus in on the major crisis in Starr and Hidaglo counties, that does not mean our county and city officials cannot now begin the process or resurrecting the weir dam.  They will not - even with Starr and Hidalgo counties in a state of major crisis, our county and city officials still do not see the consequence of no major water policy.  Dams which create reservoirs are the only option.


From the Herald

"Falcon and Amistad reservoirs, where most of the Valley’s drinking water comes from, are at perhaps 30 percent capacity and dropping, Goldsmith said."

"All this makes the current squabble between Mexico and the United States, involving the 1944 Treaty governing sharing water from the Rio Grande, largely beside the point, he said.

“You can talk about water release and who gets what, but if there’s not much water to release you really can’t do much right now,” he said. “The basic data is that there’s just not much water in those reservoirs.”

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Again, I get why Congress must focus in on getting Mexico to release more water and why the emergency focus needs to be on Starr and Hidalgo counties.

But for Cameron county and Brownsville to wait until we reach the crisis level of Hidalgo county would be reckless.  But politics is politics - very few politicians will ever even consider an issue which they did not think of first. 

So my friends - stock up on Tequila - because sooner than later that is all we will have to drink.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Tell them (Mexico) to keep their water. The Rio Grande is polluted enough as it is.
Dags.