Wed, 26 November 2014
Yesterday the Interstate stream commission voted to approve a diversion project along the Gila River. Many opponents of the plan have called the project a “billion dollar boondoggle” because of the associated costs. One of those opponents of the plan is former Interstate Stream commission Director Norm Gaum, who has widely criticized the plan for its lack of feasibility. He describes the birth of the plan which was first introduced by Senator Pete Dominici around the year 2000 with a chance for New Mexico to benefit from an associated passage of the Arizona Settlements Act. Gaum, at the time said that several previous dam attempts had failed before and therefore the money could be put to better use.