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City Plans $35M Water Park in Drought-Stricken California

Friday, 03 Apr 2015 02:39 PM

The city of Dublin, California, has stunned residents by going ahead with a $35 million water park in the drought-stricken state.

While Dublin’s Emerald Glen Park gets recycled water and the kid’s spray jets have been shut off, the residents are surprised by the ongoing plans for the water park, according to CBS TV station KPIX 5.

"You can never predict a drought," Dublin parks director Paul McCreary told KPIX 5. "At this point we’re moving forward with construction."

He said that the recreation and aquatic center will include indoor and outdoor pools and water slides. The project, which has been planned for 10 years, got postponed when the economy tanked in 2007.

"When we finish the project and it’s still in a drought and we can’t fill the pools, we’ll address it at that point in time."

But Phil Duncan, who lives near the park, said, "Hey, time out, this is not the right project at the right time.

"Obviously this has been in the works for some time. But the reality is we’re in the midst of a historic drought and you cannot go forward with something like this, in these conditions, in good conscience," Duncan said.

And young Evan Rusconi said, "Kind of weird, it’s a drought. Why are they gonna use all that water for a water park?"

Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday ordered sweeping and unprecedented measures to save water in California. A survey has found that the snowpack, which supplies a third of the state's water, has almost completely vanished.

"We're in a new era; the idea of your nice little green grass getting water every day, that's going to be a thing of the past," Brown said,

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