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Wednesday, 20 January 2010

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PAUL F MILLER

I offer the following comment to … Dr. John Speaks: Snake Valley Pumping Hard to Monitor … and rise to ask when we speak the … “monitoring” … of anything it seems to me we inevitably introduce and must include in the equation … people … the wildcard factor.

Moreover the notion of … monitoring … water … people … appear to me to be an oxymoron, especially when one factors in the disproportionate amounts of funding $$$ available to the parties.

Water and monitoring – today – is the domain of the attorneys, engineers, scientists employed by the various players to vigorously defend their parochial position. Water and monitoring are the result of the paradigm of water as a commodity … how would it look if … water were honestly part of the common…?

Respectfully,

PAUL F MILLER

http://waterman99.wordpress.com

Emily Green

Great post (far better than mine, dammit). As Governor Herbert's pen hovers hesitantly over the Snake Valley UT-NV water-sharing agreement, it's important for experts of his calibre rarely heard outside of state engineer hearings to speak now or forever hold their peace. Kudos to Dr. Bredehoeft for weighing in.

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