Major pipeline might aid arid West

The $11.2b, 30-year project is in early planning phase

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  • RedShirt USS Enterprise, UT
    Dec. 11, 2012 12:05 p.m.

    I laugh because I have been saying the same thing for years. Why can't we make a pipeline system to carry water from areas with floods to areas that need mroe water?

  • morpunkt Glendora, CA
    Dec. 11, 2012 9:08 a.m.

    @Midwest Mom
    Have you ever had to experience water rationing in Wisconson?
    Many of the new homes built in the West not only have 1 1/2 gallon toilets, but also have many other ecologically sound ideas built into them, such as better insulation and solar panels.
    Don't you good people in the Midwest want some our water revenue?
    Please, don't be so judgemental.

  • Midwest Mom Soldiers Grove, WI
    Dec. 11, 2012 7:20 a.m.

    Water is the new oil. If you want it, go where it occurs naturally. I find it laughable that some would contemplate "saving" us from "wasting" our periodic floods. So ... would that mean when we're not experiencing water surplus that the "tap" would be shut off?

    We've seen, in the Midwest, how you in the arid West take care of your resources. "Waste not, want not" has become waste and waste and wanting more. I think that's called greed. As long as the Western states continue to build big box houses and sprawl and waste water growing lawns (trying to look like the green that happens elsewhere naturally) you will continue to experience water "shortages."

    Learn to like and live within the means of your environment, instead of coveting your neighbor's water.

  • mtnight BILLINGS, MT
    Dec. 11, 2012 5:11 a.m.

    Would point out the main Missouri River originates in Montana, not North Dakota. How did the reporter miss those first several hundred miles?