The 53 Million That Got Away

San Diego is pumping millions of gallons of drinking water a year into a local lake that is a dedicated fishing spot, according to a published report.

Despite the fact that the region is in the midst of a drought and the city in a budget squeeze, San Diego is spending $140,000 a year to supply Chollas Lake, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported. Officials at the parks department defended the decision, arguing that the lake is the jewel of the Chollas Lake Park.

Critics told the paper that the city should line the lake after draining it, then refill it, paying for the project with Prop C funds.

Read's "Lake Drinks a Lot of Water" for more details.

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