Ellensburg Daily Record
May 17, 2012
It is easy to get tied up in sweeping arguments about “saving the wilderness,” or, conversely, “the steady decline of the taxable land base,” but Kittitas County’s approach to the Yakima Basin water plan must be much more pragmatic: Does the plan make sense for Kittitas County?
The original intent of the plan is to improve water supply in the Yakima Basin. As a county, we would benefit from anything that improves water supply, whether it is an increase in storage or enhanced efficiencies in water delivery systems. At first glance, it seems like a no-brainer. Of course, the county supports improved water supplies in the Yakima Basin.