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We could fill Lake Powell in less than a year with an aqueduct from Mississippi River
If Midwest doesn't want to share water, fine. But don't ask us for help with your problems
originally posted by: Arnie123
They can't have our water. They live off the coast, start up some Desalination plants, both expensive high tech ones and low cost natural DIY ones.
The best solution would be for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to build an aqueduct from the Old River Control Structure on the Mississippi to Lake Powell, fill it, and then send more water from there down the Colorado to fill lake Mead. About 4.5 million/gals a second flow past that structure on the Mississippi. As mentioned, New Orleans has a problem with that much water anyway, so let’s divert 250,000 gallons/sec to Lake Powell, which currently has a shortage of 5.5 trillion gallons.
If California comes for Midwest water, we have plenty of dynamite in Minnesota
originally posted by: just4fun
They can take our raw sewage and clean it and put it through the tap and have us drink it on a mass scale.
But they cant do it with ocean water ..
Yeah F#### right..
originally posted by: Ahabstar
You need water…we need common sense Gun Ownership protections…seems there might be a bargaining chip in there. But you get nothing until Dick’s is selling full auto mounted turrets.
However this idea is just that, a notion from one guy who probably lives in Arizona I'm guessing from the news paper he submitted that idea to.
Megdal said that her mind was changed about those ideas when she heard that the notion was to only take water when those rivers are at flood stage. "They're talking about the potential for a win-win, not that Arizona is going to make a grab for some other state's water and that other state doesn't want that to happen. There may be opportunity for collaboration."
He explained that the bill takes the Water Infrastructure Finance Authority, an existing part of the Arizona Finance Authority that mostly helps local governments use federal money and loans to do water projects, and made it a stand-alone entity.
originally posted by: tamusan
a reply to: JAGStorm
Would it be cheaper to build desalination plants than to get the water past the mountains?
Joy for environmentalists as California blocks bid for $1.4bn desalination plant This article is more than 2 months old Poseidon Water sought to turn seawater into drinking water but activists said plan would devastate ecosystem on Pacific coast
The state’s Coastal Commission voted unanimously to deny a permit for Poseidon Water to build a plant to produce 50m gallons of water a day in Huntington Beach, south-east of Los Angeles. Poseidon said it was disappointed in the decision. “California continues to face a punishing drought, with no end in sight,” a company statement said. “Every day, we see new calls for conservation as reservoir levels drop to dangerous lows. We firmly believe that this desalination project would have created a sustainable, drought-tolerant source of water.”