From The Editorial Desk
Thursday, August 10, 2000
For nearly 30 years arguments have raged about the building of a new dam on the Carmel River, first for flood-control purposes and then for water storage reasons. At first, it seemed like everybody was in favor of the idea but more recently the tide of sentiment generally has turned against a new dam. And this, coupled with a state-mandated reduction in water pumping from the Carmel River, has put Cal Am, the local water supplier, in a vise. If there's to be no dam, where are they going to come up with the water to flush our toilets and water our daisies.
The recently released Plan B from the California Public Utilities Commission lists a variety of possible dam alternatives. Used in combination, these solutions could provide a viable solution to the Peninsula's water predicament--and create all sorts of new problems.
Also in the News, read about the controversial Marks Ranch property near Toro Park, and how it could turn into a housing development.
If you're looking for reading material to finish off your summer, click on Arts & Theater to discover reviews of two books that highlight the joys intrinsic in the activities of walking and bicycling.
And read how dining reviewer Raymond Napolitano wishes he had more money--so he could spend more time dining at Passion Fish.