Letters to the Editor

Water is critical

I think the water situation within California has reached a critical stage, and something extraordinary needs to be done. Gov. Jerry Brown has a tremendous opportunity to start programs that could relieve the concerns of citizens and business leaders — especially those dealing with agriculture — and redirect the resources employed installing a high-speed rail line toward developing resources to provide water from the ocean to the eastern borders of our state. We have the talent to engineer the systems to distill and distribute the water to support our way of life. All it takes is a genuine commitment from the top.

At this stage of our existence, water is far more important than a train. What can we do as citizens to encourage our political leaders to cut through the red tape and get programs started that will produce water?