November 01, 2007

La Jolla rez destroyed

Evacuees Return, Find Reservation DestroyedThe residents of the La Jolla Indian reservation were among the last of the fire victims to return home Wednesday.

Almost their entire homeland was gutted by the Poomacha Fire. A total of 10,000 acres or 97 percent of the reservation was destroyed, NBC 7/39 reported.
Gaming won't help this poor tribe:Now begins the rebuilding process, but erosion and flooding are big concerns. Tribal leaders are discussing a mitigation plan. They said they want to be prepared for other disasters.

The tribe does not have gaming and they depend a lot on revenue from camping. Because the area is devastated, that is a vital source of money they are losing.

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