As states like California continue to face severe drought, other states like Texas are having no water shortage problems at all. What if there was a way to connect these two states — one facing drought, and one not — so that they could help each other? Writing for the Huffington Post, Jack Litewka suggests that the United States build a National Water Grid, that could transport water from one state to another in times of drought. While a massive undertaking, Litewka points out that this wouldn’t be the first time the U.S. would have taken on a massive project, recalling the Hoover Dam and Grand Coulee Dam.
Litewka argues that the U.S. can no longer just sit back and do nothing while floods and droughts occur, without having any viable solution.
It would be a win-win for the nation. It would be a win-win for the states suffering from drought and for the states suffering from floods. It would be a win-win for all of us who buy vegetables, fruits, and nuts. It would be a win-win for all the homes and businesses that would not be destroyed.