Ellensburg Daily Record: Editorial: Water plan is big, but it needs to be

By Editorial Board

October 2, 2013

Sometimes you can be too close to something to realize how big that something is.

That may or may not be the case with the Teanaway land sale being celebrated today with an event starting at 2 p.m. at the Swauk-Teanaway Grange on Ballard Hill Road.

But as big as it is, it is part of something even bigger — the Yakima Basin Integrated Water Resource Management Plan.

The water plan is huge — roughly $4.2 billion when or if all the components are completed.

It is big because it satisfies multiple needs and concerns — environmentalists, irrigators, fish and wildlife.

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