Re "'California is back,' Brown proclaims" (Page A1, Jan. 25): Instead of spending $14 billion for two tunnels under the Delta to send water south, why not use California money to build desalinization plants along the coast? Technological advancements are bringing down the cost of making fresh water.
If coastal communities make their own water, interior communities can keep water locally for economic development.
Imagine how prosperous California would become if we never had to worry about another water shortage.
We claim to be a forward looking state, but the big proposal is to use a 19th century solution for a 21st century problem. Instead of using the latest desalinization technology to produce fresh water, we're going to dig tunnels?
-- Bruce R Frohman, Modesto