I wonder if our officials and community members are thinking about the long-term effects of water plans that are being put into practice.
The environment is what sustains our life on this planet. Plants supply us with oxygen; they feed us and hold the soil so it does not blow away. Plants cool our environment. If they die, it becomes a vicious circle. No water, plants die and are removed. It becomes hotter, drying the soil even more, killing more plants, loosening the soil so it may not be productive for many years.
We need more education about long-term effects. The steps people are taking now may send us into a tailspin from which we may not recover.
I urge our government officials to work with scientists and land specialists to make plans for long-term conservation. If we do not make informed and educated plans, we may find ourselves in the same situation as Oklahoma and other dust-bowl states.