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Southwest Passage

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The Southwest Passage could be the answer the United States has been looking for.....The Southwest Passage is a culmination of 15+ years of research into the possibility of establishing an inland canal connecting the Mississippi River to the desert southwest. The resulting Southwest Passage could provide this connection, with the maximum benefit and lowest possible construction cost. Every year an average of 105- Trillion gallons of fresh water flows from the Mississippi River into the Gulf of Mexico. If we took 1/3 of this, and sent it through the Southwest Passage, it could irrigate up to 54-Million acres of new farmland. The Southwest Passage will be capable of moving 35-Trillion gallons of water per year from the Mississippi River to the Imperial Valley in California. This water would be used to irrigate new farmland in the desert southwest, while providing an automated barge transportation system. The additional crops will provide the added feedstocks needed for biofuels, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The waterway will reduce the cost of freight and provide much needed hydro-electrical power generation capacity.

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