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April 25, 1967

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

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BlySievme (Ark.) Courier News — Tuesday, April 25, 1967 «• Page Plvt The Fight to Improve Water By PHILIP LEE Newspaper Enterprise Assn. LANSING, Mich. - (NBA) .— ' Imagine launching your boat from the -Hudson River, traveling across nearly crystal-clear waters as wide as a football field is long and journeying to Alaska. This not-so-wild dream of cross - continental water travel is destined as one by-product of a broad — contrary to present conservation beliefs, that John B. Snell is — montage of ideas focused on preserving and improving our most precious natural resource. The concept could be triggered into reality byaproject being designed for Michigan by a Lansing - based firm called John R. Snell Engineers, Inc. While is perspective a "Trans- Michigan Waterway" might seem small, so is a satellite to space or a diamond to a ton of coal. "It is," said firm president Snell, "a marrying of many of my ideas." Quite a nuptial considering the accomplishment credentials and worldwide reputation of the man, born to medical missionary parents in Soo- chow, China, 54 years ago. "Yes, I think by the year 2000 we'll see a transcontinental waterway," Snell said, "and I think my project could be a reality in 5-10 years." Snell is not alone in the department of schemes to revitalize America's water supply, just more advanced. The common bond is that their version of "Water, Water Everywhere" ends with plenty to drink and for all other needs; most of it's going to waste and the polluted mess we find ourselves in is far from incurable. * * * Some other project in the talking and drawing - board stages are in Texas ($3.7 billion), New York, the Rockies and. Northeast and the ."Big One" that has hit the hopper in Washington — the $100 billion North American Water and Power Alliance (NAWAPA) which would affect 33 states. Most feature fresh approaches that include: Creating huge resources of water "banks" which would treat the resource as financial institutions revere dollars. Cleaning up lakes, rivers and streams, providing adequate water for all and creating new recreational areas through firm management programs. Allowing governments, fed- era! and state, to MAKE money rather than hand it out or make deadbeat loans. In most cases, Canadian help is vital. As Snell contends: "We are not using the resources we have at hand. About 90 per cent of the water from the vast network of Canadian rivers goes to waste in Hudson Bay (quite a waste since Canada has one-third of the world's fresh water). It would be simple and economical to reverse the river flow to our direction into the Great Lakes," he said. His blueprint, which he calls "sort of an urban renewal program in reverse," would use Lake Huron as an equalizing reservoir. At the risk of oversimplification, water is jettied from Lake Huron into a five - mile channel to an 80-foot high regulating dam, in reverse to the natural flow of a small river in the Port Huron, Mich., area. The pumping and damming continues across the state until the gravitational change point is reached (somewhere near Lansing) and the rest is downhill. Meanwhile, before the much - cleaner water is dumped into a half dozen outlets, a chain of 560 miles of channels — at least 15 feet deep and 300 feet wide — has been manufactured and 350 miles of existing rivers have been improved "to th* highest possible quality." * * * Also created is 1,500 miles of shoreline for recreation and water development because of the open waterway dotted with dams and locks instead of a closed - pipe system. "This alone makes it a profit- making venture," Snell says. "If you sold the frontage wholesale for $100 a foot, you'd have the project paid for and $250 million left over." But that's simply the bonus. The water reservoirs, managed by sort of a combined highway and water department, would also be a profitable government commodity "like a public utility or bank and pay for the project several times over," Snell ?2id. All of the projects and ideas dealing with the future of water in North America being discussed, blueprinted and studied differ, perhaps, in methods but have the same aim and could, some unpolluted day, interconnect into a vast transcontinental waterway. They could also restore the United States, although unromantically mechanized to wilderness - day conditions -now observable only in remote areas, travelogues and mental pictures conjured from literature. Notable projects include the following, headed by the mammoth $100 billion North Ameri- can Water and Power Alliance: NAWAPA Introduced in Congress by Sen. Frank Moss (D-Utah) and outlined by the Ralph M. Parsons engineering firm of Los Angeles, NAWAPA is described as a "master plan" to assure an adequate water supply for the next 100 years - but it's 10-30 years away. The two keys are a 500-mile Rocky Mountain Trench and an Alberta - Great Lakes canal. next decade, begin a series of dams and reservoirs to pump water from Lake Texarkana in the "rich" northeast to s o u t h Texas. LAKE CHAMPLAIN Designed to affect the entire eastern seaboard with the lake as the "equalizer," the idea is to connect with canals or channels the Hudson of New York and Richelieu of Quebec, with offshoots west and north to the Great Lakes. MICHIGAN WATERWAY (Insert) could be a key central link to a transcontinental waterway of the future, combining several projects. Some major'systems planned include Texas, New Vork and the North American Water and Power Alliance (NAWAPA). Astrological * Forecast * By CABBOU, RIGHTEB Vo oetennJoe fcrar forecast, out* pwagrapU apposite dates wticb (nclutto TOUT Dirt! lite. WEDNESDAY GENERAL TENDENCIS: help. MOON CHILDREN (June 22 to July 21) Don't be squamish UHiNEtlwUJ lEjllLJEJllVlO. "« "—J "—•/ —"" " —l Today and tonight finds most about starting all that work everyone eager to. speak .his ahead of you because you don't views and voice opinions without true regard for the feelings of others. So make a point te use tact and diplomacy in anything you say or do, and you can turn the potentially adverse aspects into some very beneficial results. ARIES (Mar. 21 to Apr. 19) Impress others favorably by showing you can carry through with obligations, whether of recent or long duration. Make sure first to complete tasks. Then get out for that short trip, excursion, etc. TAURUS (Apr. 20 to May 20) There are many important tilings you have to do so be careful that an adversary doesn't deter you in one way or another. Show loved one that you are truly devoted. Be kindly, but not maudlin. GEMINI (May 21 to June 21) Your partners are apt to be in a nervous mood, so be sure you are patient and diplomatic with them. One in public office is having R difficult time. Do whatever you can to bi of real feel equal to it. Dive right in and get it done very efficiently. Co-workers may be irritable, but .that is no reason why it should effect you. ..LEO (July 22 to Aug. 21) You are by nature very warm and charming, so use these qualities to alleviate the depression of others around you. Be sure you are not extravagant where entertainment is concerned. Show that you have good sense. VIRGO (Aug. 22 to Sept. 22) Be careful you don't begin arguing at home instead of with the other fellow. It would be wise to say little. Get busy removing what has proved to be a dud in the days gone by. Be smart, wide-awake. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Getting right at those important letters and reports will see them done quickly and accurate ly. Check and recheck. Be careful in motion, especially in driving, and avoid accidents. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) It's all right t» work on a plan The trench could generate 14 billion a year in salable electric power as Canada's remuneration for its water that's now pouring uselessly into the Arctic Ocean — but would be diverted in reverse from a huge Yukon reservoir. The canal appears as the crux of a transcontinental waterway since it's estimated 40 million acre - feet of water a year would flow into Lake Superior (picture an acre of land covered with water extending some 75,000 miles into the air). Using western drainage basins, water would also traverse the breadth of the United States to Mexico, developing eight times as much irrigated land as Egypt's Aswan Dam. Taking advantage of seasonal and geological factors, water would be stored during early summer, similar to the principle used to pump natural gas from Texas north to abandoned fields for storage during low- peak periods. An international co - operation treaty would be needed, but there are indications that Canada, a thorn that bled the side of Chicago in the lengthy. Lake Michigan diversion court battle, may be coming around. TEXAS PROJECT At an estimated cost of $3.7 billion, the proposal of Gov. John Connally would, in the for increasing revenue, abundance, but don't put into opera- tio until you are familiar with every angle connected with it. Confer with expert in business for advice. Forget that mercenary advisor. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Check over anything you do of a personal nature so that you don't make any mistakes that could be costly later on. Do something about improving appearance. Get health bettered. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 20) You have problems to solve, so don't resort to further excuses but get them cleared up quickly. Assist one who is having a rough time and doesn't know where to turn. Be generous of spirit. AQUARIUS (Jan. 21 to Feb. 19) It's fine to be your own gregarious self but take care you do not get into some unnecessary altercation with one who is a friend. Don't neglect to do all the importat work that is ahead of you. Try to please others. PISCES (Feb. 20 to Mar. 20) Get in touch with person who can assist you in either credit or civic matters or anything connected with career, whatever is vital to you right now. Support a higher-up. Show that you are loyal. IF YOUR CHILD IS BORN TODAY ... he, or she, will be one of those too talkative youngsters who can be very blunt and could lose individuals really wanted as friends. Hence, be sure he, or she, thinks before making any statements that for whatever has to do with Experts feel realization could mean making the filthy Hudson almost picturesque as far north as Albany, N. Y. DELAWARE RIVER BASIN Plans for the next six years are for construction of more than 200 facilities to take care of pressing needs for New York, New Jersey, Delaware and part of Pennsylvania. TVA This successful operation is undertaking a water quality con trol program for seven southern states — Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Crolina, Tennessee and Virginia. Since hundreds of millions of dollars are spent every year on unco - ordinated water projects, it would appear a merger is inevitable and sensible to end the private, often petty, water wars (whether caused by jealousies or pork barreling.) All concerned feel a broad, visionary view must be taken and the total picture may be best described by Moss. Referring to NAWAPA, he urged that the United States shouldn't be frightened by the magnitude of the undertaking, and said: "To perform the great task before us, we may well need a program as farsighted as was the Louisiana Purchase." 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