Anyone with any sense should have seen this one coming. Part of the problem is the feds not allowing use of private wells to irrigate (while basements are flooding with high water tables in some of those "drought" areas. Here is another "no brainer" from another blogger - at the same time the Keystone Pipeline is built, build an additional pipeline for water that currently flows into the Pacific ocean from Canadian rivers - guess that doesn't make sense since it would provide even more jobs both short term and long term, and we certainly don't want to drop our unemployment rate. With the massive flooding the Mississippi and other rivers in central USA (you know, all that flooding in New Orleans?) why not syphon it elsewhere?