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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 12:40 AM

2. Runoff is regulated...

... if I'm not mistaken.

I have not researched the topic at all to make this answer today, but I read the excellent book, "The Cadillac Desert" years ago, and was blown away by how tightly controlled water is by treaty, pact, and federal and state regulations.

I agree that your idea makes sense, but which aquifers or rivers "down flow" from your area then go without the water that they are allotted? It's a very complicated issue in the arid southwest, and that book makes for excellent reading.

Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water

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