November 16, 2016
Comments: Water summit helps identify solutions
Exactaly what I would expect to hear from an Everglades sugar grower whose linkedin profile says his job at King Ranch is "protection of assets from changing regulations, long term value enhancement of real estate assets"https://www.linkedin.com/in/mitchhutchcraft
Yeah, no shit Leland, he has as much a vested interest in this as you. What's your point?
Andrew Jones, I'm just a dude who want's to see working coastal estuaries, In my lifetime. I don't get paid to "enhance" my "real estate assets" in the everglades. Nice try though
Leland Garvin You
just confirmed what I said, you both have a vested interest. Unfortunately for
some reason, you declare yours morally superior.
I have no doubt your just some dude and care very much about the estuaries. I actually think what you guys have is pretty cool it's unfortunate y'all have decided to align yourself with the Foundation rather than pushing for a comprehensive solution with people most of your captains have a lot in common with.
Andrew Jones, his is morally superior.
Louis Brouillard okay. I actually have respect for Leland and what they are doing. What I don't have respect for is hot mouths like you that go about yelling "emminent domain" on facebook. Thank you for your service though.
Andrew Jones, for the record I support storage and treatment N,S,E, & W and am seeking a comprehensive solution. As CERP and CEPP move forward we at least need to be planning southern storage.. For the benefit of the taxpayers the planning needs to be ocuring now so that the purchase can be completed by 2020 while the U.S. Sugar option is still on the table. < This option, and time frame, creates a lot of leverage for the taxpayers which cannot be overlooked.
A million acre feet of storage is needed for the Lake, or more/less, depending upon any success from ASR. The reservoir in Hendry County is as likely to be filled from local sources, and should be, in moderate rainfall years. The reservoir's purpose is to take excess water from the wet season, and release it during the longer dry season. It is also to be filled by the end of the wet season. This year's rainy dry season discharges into the estuary would not have been helped by a rservoir still largely full. Storage at all points of the compass, noting that both east and west have watersheds that did not flow into the Lake, whereas the South was perennially wet and commonly under water. Storage demands are greatest there since the topography did not provide for any but the most gradual run off. It is not unreasonable to expect areas historically wet, and subsiding even now, would be where water would flow. The statement that water flows towards money was supposed to be a joke, not our reality.