Each year the government spends billions on saving lives and property damage due to the spring thaw, which causes floods along the banks of our major rivers and tributaries. This grief, expense and loss of life could be abated if we put the Army Corp of Engineers to work designing and constructing holding ponds, aquifers and a pipe line system that could transport excess water to areas of the U.S. that need it.
Imagine a sprinkler system, much like the ones we have in our yards, only on a national scale. Water to wet areas of the country could be controlled, and dry areas supplemented. Droughts and floods could become a thing of the past.
The benefits of such a program would be enormous in terms of stimulating the economy, saving FEMA billions annually, putting people to work and enhancing our infrastructure long term.
Think about it. A national sprinkler system for the U.S. makes sense. Talk about going “green.” The whole country would look like a garden.
If we can pump oil and natural gas to every corner of our country, a national sprinkler system that puts water where we need it shouldn’t be that difficult.