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Wednesday, 04 November 2009

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PAUL F MILLER

Thank you for taking me back to the scene of some very special times as I recall when I attended UNR way back in 1961. For me a native son of Nevada though from Reno's arch rival in the south - Las Vegas - the Truckee River has always held a most special place for me. It was always exciting to see the first vestiges of the Truckee when driving in, long before today’s freeway, from Fallon and with the proper season – snow – on the Sierra’s.

The Truckee like most all of the water bodies in the West is depending upon what water expert is writing or presenting polluted, contaminated, dead, dyeing, diseased or distressed. And like most water bodies which men of influence and commerce control the Truckee has been carefully partitioned with the majority benefits going to those able to utilize by exercising whatever means and methods necessary what they determine is their water.

I vividly recall when Truckee River water stopped flowing into Pyramid Lake a situation which only recently is being rectified as I recall.

As I perused your presentation in Reno which you posted, I noted the following which for me succinctly summarizes how water should be seen, held and viewed … “there is enough water for human need but not for human greed” … Gandhi

This also brings to mind a lyric from an old Peter, Paul and Mary song … “when will they ever learn” ….

Respectfully,

Paul F Miller
http://waterman99.wordpress.com

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