What Clovis is doing to Logan and Ute Lake, not to mention Quay County, is a crime. It has decided the water we all enjoy belongs to others and is out to get it, no matter the cost to Logan.
Curry County let all the dairies come in. How many gallons of water does each dairy use?
How many pivots are in use to support the feed needed for all the cows?
And now Clovis wants the water Quay County residents use for recreation and making a living around Ute Lake.
There is money being made in Clovis and Portales, but what is going to happen to the businesses and residents of Logan when all the pipeline is down and running?
I probably won’t be around when it does (and I hope it never does), but I’m concerned for my children and future generations.
I would like the people of Quay County to realize that Clovis raised its sales tax to help raise money to build the pipeline to steal the water. Every time a resident of Quay County goes to Clovis and spends money, that tax goes to finance the pipeline. When Quay County residents shop in Clovis, they are cutting their own throats.
I used to enjoy going to Clovis, but now, I go to Amarillo to shop and to the doctors. Clovis does not have the money to pay for the project, so it wants Congress to do it.
It all boils down to Clovis being worried about the amount of water it is drawing from the ground in this long drought.
Why doesn’t Clovis just get a line from the Mississippi? That makes about as much sense as stealing the water from Logan.