Urge Westerners to come up with solutions to their problems by causing problems for others.
Las Vegas resident Bill Nichols’s June 22 proposal to divert the southwestern Mississippi River to help solve the Southwest drought problem is nothing more than a ploy to steal; under the control of the provincial government at the expense of taxpayers, water is available in the Midwest.
Bill does not say what the people of Midwestern who are deprived of this diverted water will do with their water needs. If Bill wants water from the Mississippi River, he must move to a place near Mississippi. Or place desalinators about 1,360 miles along the southern coast of the Pacific Ocean. Some desalinators use sun-distillation instead of electricity to produce clean water, requiring only external power from pumps.
Another sin of Sin City. Think without a drought, Bill.
The Midwesterners will not allow the West to take over the waters of the Mississippi River
About Bill Nichols’ book. Do you feel obligated to teach your students how things work? Why has this book been published? Water rights are a controversial and highly defined legal entity.
There is no way that regions along the Mississippi River can allow water divergence on the Colorado River.
If I were from California, I would pay close attention to salt extraction, especially when it comes to rising sea levels.
A pipeline to the West is not such a bad idea.
Western forest fires continue to burn uncontrollably and increase at an alarming rate yearly. The water supply situation has deteriorated sharply in the west region, increasing the risk of firefighting and water supply to farms, municipalities, and industries. Nature alone cannot fix this situation. California and other western states are experiencing a growing drought, and reduced winter snowfall reduces water shortages.
One solution would be to build a pipeline from the Missouri River between Chamberlain and Yankton, South Dakota, to Poudre Pass Lake in Colorado. Sending water from the Missouri River to the West to the head of the Colorado River will help parts of the Southwest region meet their increased water needs. The pipeline can also reduce flooding on Missouri and Mississippi River routes frequently.