Thu, 4 August 2016
Some people look at a mountain stream like the Gila River in SW NM and see wildness, nature before man laid a hand on it. Other see the Gila and say, how can man make it better? …or is it just…make it more expensive? No question the Gila is beautiful just as it is, but environmental reporter Laura Paskus of NM in Depth says, for decades politicians have been planning to harness the Gila, redistribute its waters and spend up to a billion dollars. That grand plan has run out of money, but a new proposal could still cost more than $300 million without even counting the cost of decades of maintenance.