Pumping Mississippi River water west: solution or pipe dream?

One proposed solution to the Colorado River Basin’s water scarcity crisis has come up again and again: large-scale river diversions, including pumping Mississippi River water to the parched West. Studies and modern engineering have proven that such projects are possible — but multi-state pipelines would require decades of construction and billions of dollars, and face major political obstacles. Yet the idea’s persistence illustrates the growing desperation of Western states to dig themselves out of droughts.

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En el Medio Oeste, la supervisión estatal ha obligado a algunos empleadores a proporcionar mejores viviendas a los trabajadores agrícolas migrantes. Pero la regulación sigue teniendo lagunas.

Si bien el gobierno federal hace cumplir la supervisión de las viviendas para trabajadores agrícolas H-2A, la vivienda para trabajadores agrícolas migrantes es jurisdicción estatal. Algunos estados del Medio Oeste inspeccionan dos veces, otros no inspeccionan en absoluto.

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