I live in South Florida, where it can rain several times a day, yet it feels as though none of this water is captured for consumption or usage elsewhere, and the news is always reporting Lake Okeechobee to be at perpetually low levels. I recently visited some midwestern US states during the current drought and thought if we could somehow reroute this seeming overabundance of rainfall northward, it could be put to some use. My mind wandered to some sort of large water pipe system, possibly built over (above) the swampland, with artificial trees branching skyward to aid in capturing rainfall and submitting it to the system, which would eventually empty into a reservoir. Slashdot, what ideas can we crowdsource, or are there already solutions in place that the general public knows nothing of?
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