Letters to the Editor

A water pipedream

I hate to burst William Rovin’s water balloon (letter March 31), but Washington state has no interest in fixing California’s water problems. We just returned from a trip up there and they have their own water worries. The Washington snow pack is only 22% of normal statewide and Gov. Jay Inslee declared a drought on March 13 in three large regions of Washington state, including the Olympic Peninsula and the Yakima River Basin.

Yes, it did rain while we were there, but not much, and it worries them. The Washingtonians also are worried about their warming temperatures and heavy pollen from early-blooming trees and plants. I asked our friends if they saw any chance of exporting water to California from their state. I was hardly surprised that they see zero chance of that happening.

Michael M. Robinson

Fresno

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