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Water Situation in Tel Aviv is Better Than in Los Angeles, Dr. Lowdermilk Says

March 9, 1950
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Dr. Walter Clay Lowdermilk, American soil conservation authority who has been visiting Israel since last week, said here today that Tel Aviv is better off for water than Los Angeles. The amount of rain going underground in Israel is greater than in California, he added.

Dr. Lowdermilk declared that he saw “vast, unexploited grazing possibilities” in the Jewish state. Forests, he added, should be planted only on land where food cultivation or grazing are not possible. The U.S. soil expert expressed the conviction that his proposal for a Jordan Valley Authority–similar to the TVA–will eventually be implemented, although in modified form.

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