CJ: "None of it goes to agriculture in any desert region." I'm looking back over my posts, and I see nowhere where I ever claimed that it did. Indeed (and unlike our friend SDHD) I was careful not to claim that desalinated water is used for agriculture. I merely pointed out that it can (and I am correct, it can) be used to reduce the amount of water drawn from the Kinneret. Because (and, again, unlike SDHD) I am well aware of the difference between "domestic water use" and "agricultural water use". Just as I am (again, in contrast to SDHD) aware that desalination plants produce "drinking water", not "grey water". It's a very expensive business, so you use it to buy votes, not to grow spuds.
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