White House Launches Drought Relief Working Group to Address Urgency of Western Water Crisis


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WASHINGTON, April 21, 2021 – The Biden-Harris administration today announced the formation of an Interagency Working Group to address worsening drought conditions in the West and support farmers, Tribes, and communities impacted by ongoing water shortages. The Working Group will be co-chaired by the Departments of the Interior and Agriculture to build upon existing resources to help coordinate across the federal government, working in partnership with state, local, and Tribal governments to address the needs of communities suffering from drought-related impacts.

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Floods in the east.......droughts in the west. Let me make this simple for them: Take the Army Corps of Engineers and formulate a plan to divert floodwaters from the east to drought areas in the west. This would mainly be used for irrigation purposes, but that would free up the resources for everyday use.

We have enough water, we just have a distribution problem.