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Subject: Re: What is the best state to retire in? Date: 5/11/2004 2:26 PM
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<<One with adequate fresh water.


Is there such a place?

I'm asking because I live in the Pacific Northwest, where it's rainy, damp, and there are lakes and rivers galore. Our primary source of energy is hydroelectric power.

However, this place has built up and overgrown so much, even our water supply gets strained sometimes. A couple of years ago when California was having its energy/electrical crises, we were selling them some of our power. Well, one relatively dry summer and we were short power, too, and rates shot thru the roof. Voluntary water conservation was under way, and we were asked not to water our lawns.

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There isn't generally any good reason for a water shortage in western Washington, in my opinion. There are enormous untapped fresh water resources if government were willing to exploit them, which Seattle is not willing to do. The Seattle city government prefers to avoid the investment to expand water supplies, and then cry "emergency" and restricts consumption when dry years or poor water management (spilling too much water over dams) creates shortages.

They get to impose their environmentalist scarcity theory on everyone when there is no earthly need to do so.



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