Taking advantage of a long weekend, I took the Crosscut Gulfstream V*** to Palm Springs, Calif., where page one in the Desert Sun is a water fight related to the the sinking Coachella Valley.
Here's the paragraph that caught my attention:Studies have shown groundwater overuse is causing subsidence, the literal sinking of the valley, which if left unchecked could cause millions in infrastructure damage to buildings, pipelines and roads.
The immediate news is the lawsuit by the Coachella Valley Water District against the city of Indio to pay the cost of importing water to replenish an aquifer.
On my first trip to Palm Springs more than 20 years ago, I asked a golfer how so many lawns and fairways in this desert could get watered nightly. He replied that the city sat on a vast body of water that had an unlimited supply. I guess not.