I heard a very good idea, today on the Norman Goldman radio show, about creating the National Water Irrigation System. It is an awesome idea to funnel rain waters from various flood regions and pump it towards areas of drought.
No matter how huge of a National Water Irrigation System built it will not be able to collect all the rain water.
A variety of cisterns storage tanks aid in the collection of water. Cisterns tanks can help retain water for local irrigation too. Once the high water mark is reached inside the cistern it will automatically pump water to the National Water Irrigation System.
The initial targeted areas would be areas known for flooding. (For example: North East Region) Or locally states sharing water resources: North Dakota shares with Montana or Alabama shares with Mississippi.
The National Water Irrigation System is designed to prevent flooding and use overflow or runoff water productive and prevent environmental destruction. No more politician saying, “We will help you rebuild (through federal loan programs).” The local area would be first served by the National Water Irrigation System. Natural over flow from cistern collection would push water into the National Water Irrigation System. In areas that use levees once the high water mark is hit water would be pushed into the National Water Irrigation System.
Coal and sand filters would be recycled in regions where the water originated from to keep micro-organisms balance.
Solar and wind farms would create energy for the National Water Irrigation System.
The National Water Irrigation System would have to be buried under ground to prevent from ice damage.
This system uses steel and coal (two big industries that will generate revenue from this idea).
Construction for a National Water Irrigation System would create millions of jobs; and also permanently create jobs to maintain the system.
This idea helps feed the poor by stabilizing the food supply by supplying water to the farms (not chemicals or GMO crops. Supplying non-food product to the poor is not feeding the poor it is poisoning the poor).
Payment and initial investment sell environmental bonds. The famers pay for the water used on their crops and consumers buy the food. Locally grown food is a national security issue too (no locally grown food we become slaves to world).