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Implement Plan B

The Frazier Park Lake near Ulysses, Kansas, has been dry for at least 20 years, so the city planned a $735,000 project to fill it by using the lake bed to hold its wastewater, rather than use nearly the same amount of money to refurbish the plant’s evaporation ponds. There’s only one problem: an unusually snowy winter has filled the lake with water. The city therefore plans to drain the lake so the project can proceed. (Garden City Telegram) ...Nothing new: for years, governments have emptied their bank accounts to make room for tax increases.

Publication Date: 4 March 2007

This story is in True's book collection, Volume 13.