during times of floods and high water.
All states along the way will benefit.
There's been a lot of talk from the California people about how desalination is so expensive.At this point Oklahoma might have to look forward to getting water from a desalination plant in the Gulf.
With the energy boom in the Keystone states, you guys just might be able to pull it off .
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Can't we just turn Congress off and then turn it back on again?
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People with foresight should be looking to the Keystone pipeline as well, especially since no new sources of energy are being constructed. There seems to be a serious lack of leadership regarding issues that really are a matter of life and death.
This just goes to show you never know. No matter how hard people plan there can always be the unexpected. Who could have ever guessed that millions of people moving to live in a semi-arid desert could possibly ever have a water shortage?
Maybe some of them should move to some place more geographically rational. Like New Orleans.
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The fact is there have always been times of flood and times of drought all over the Earth. Drought is a relative term. Normal rainfall/snowfall takes care of us quite nicely, keeps the streams and rivers flowing, the reservoirs full, and the vegetation, including the forested areas, healthy. But normal rainfall/snowfall for us would be devastating drought in say Kansas or New York state or Oregon.
Nimby's vision of transporting excess water, most especially flood waters, from the east to the west may indeed be a reality at some point. Meanwhile water conservation and protecting existing water supplies is reasonable, and of course it is appropriate for the federal government to regulate the water from rivers that are shared by multiple states. New Mexico would be in tough shape if Colorado decided to divert the Rio Grande for all its own use and did not allow any flow into New Mexico. And Texas requires that we allow sufficient water from the Rio Grande to flow on into Texas too. I can't imagine how all that is calculated, but each state seems to know how much water it is allowed to have.
But the Rio Grande is a puny little river compared to those in some of the other states. Even the mighty Mississippi has had its problems--massive flooding in some years, and more recently so dry that the barges had to be very careful how they tracked up and down it to avoid hitting ground.
All this is to say that even with a method of transporting too abundant water from the east to the thirsty west, there will likely still be years of feast and famine. And we humans will figure out how to survive just the same.
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Since you imply the KXL with the 5-year studies, I'm all in on KXL, and shutting up the Obama detractors is the least of my reasons.
I can't even make a good faith attempt at solving what is a very real problem right now, drought, without snark.
Maybe if I call it "water inequality" it would get the attention of some, since it is mostly western states in drought.
But wait, you haven't heard any talk so far about looming Eastern floods
due to frozen rivers, lack of thaw, and record snow-pack east of the Mississippi .
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