Shipping Great Lakes water? That’s California dreaming

Date: 
November 22, 2017

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California is heading into its fourth summer of severe drought.(Photo: 2014 photo by Richard Vogel/Associated Press)

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Amid rising water supply crises, could the parched American Southwest ever get its hands on the world’s most abundant and valuable liquid fresh water supply — our Great Lakes?

Setting aside the astronomical expense and infrastructure requirements, as a policy matter, a large-scale diversion of Great Lakes water is a virtual impossibility. But that’s only because of states and Canadian provinces around the lakes coming together to solidify protections within the last decade. Read more.

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