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PostSat Jan 25, 2014 5:50 am » by Willease

Published on Jan 24, 2014

The dry spell in the western half of the country may be the worst in centuries.

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PostSat Jan 25, 2014 7:28 am » by Tntbw

Ok, I'm gonna float a crazy idea here that might only work in a world where TPTB actually gave a shit about doing the right thing, regardless of profit. We have a country where there is a drought every year in the west, which results in wildfires, and we have a midwest that seems to flood every year after the winter thaw and heavy spring rain. Why not do a public works program where the federal government builds a system of pumps and pipelines to channel off water from the flood basin to the drought prone region? If they can build oil pipelines that span much of the country, they can surely do the same with water. Of course I'm not saying the water transfer could save the forests, but agriculture in both regions would benefit from irrigation and non flooding.