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Hometown: Holliston, Massachusetts
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Move Water By Pipeline From The Atchafalaya River West To Arizona

In this proposal, no water would be taken from the main channel of the Mississippi. As of Dec. 19, 1.43 million gals/sec of Atchafalaya River water was simply going into the Gulf of Mexico without producing electricity or supporting commercial shipping. Taking just 100,000 gals/sec (7%) of this water would fill Lakes Powell and Mead to 50% capacity in one year and 9 months. The project would save on construction costs by using an existing facility the Old River Control Complex just south of Vidalia, Louisiana, where the Army Corps of Engineers diverts 30% of the downflow of the Mississippi to prevent flooding in New Orleans.

This undertaking would build a 1,400 mile series of pipelines, open channels, tunnels and pumping stations (similar to the California, Los Angeles, Colorado River Aqueducts and the Central Arizona Project). It could be built in a year, along interstate highway rights-of-way, using huge earth-moving machines like those employed in Holland for their canal systems.

There is historical precedent for building systems like this project with deliberate, urgent, speed. In less than a year between 1942 and 1943, the RFC financed and built two pipelines of similar length, 1,200 and 1,400 miles, to carry crude oil from Texas oil fields to the East Coast. These pipelines rescued the entire East Coast industrial oil refining system and won World War II for the Allies.

All U.S. senators and representatives, regardless of party, should get behind HR 3339 and vote for the National Infrastructure Bank. Map at link..

Posted by asiliveandbreathe | Wed Dec 28, 2022, 11:19 AM (31 replies)

Feb 6, 1978..worked in Braintree Ma..I was an observer of calls for

NETCO.."okay, you can all leave at 3PM.."..N on RT128..S RT 95..N RT 495.to my rural town of Holliston..my little Gremlin got me home..I could feel and hear the snow on the under carriage of the car..5 days later the kiddos and I made our way to the end of the driveway..the front end loader came through..we shoveled a path out to the road..We had a snowmobile so my 14 year old went door to door for what they might need..milk, bread etc..short ride to our little village store..not much left but managed to get something for everyone..

When I think back on that evening ride, and following tire tracks and rear lights..I made it 3 hours..normally 1 hour ride, I was able to get the car just up the driveway enough ..off the road..I was on call, having a CD (civil Defense) license, but way down the list, because of the children..co-workers phoned around making sure everyone was okay..

Just one of many Where Were You Stories..but, you don't forget..be well all, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year..


Posted by asiliveandbreathe | Mon Dec 26, 2022, 01:01 PM (0 replies)
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