The Army Corp of Engineers showed up in the 1930’s to utilize their civil engineering skills and Federal Government connections to try and control seasonal flooding in the Red River of the North valley. They constructed 2 dams with additional structures that impound water at Mud and Traverse Lakes. These reservoirs can hold and disperse water flowing north into Canada. On the south side of the Lorentide Divide, a former natural reservoir known as the 26-mile-long, Big Stone Lake has been fitted with a control dam to maintain a steady elevation. Flood waters have, at times, flowed over the Divide and could be diverted in either direction with some pumps and valves. This extra water could then be harvested and sold to arid Western States and transported by existing rail in tankers. When cities like Fargo, N.D., Mankato, Minn. and Winnipeg, Manitoba recall all the damage that occurred during multiple flooding events, it wouldn’t be hard to talk them into selling their excess water to Las Vegas, Nevada. Keeping the railroads busy transporting much needed water over to the drastically depressed Lake Mead would be a lucrative gain for every-win. Potential flood victims stay high and dry and Vegas golfers get lush greens. In return, the residents of those constantly flooded valleys would be comped with gambling tokens, free hotel rooms, and delicious buffets. Sin City will shine like a dolphin embedded in a ship hull. As an added bonus, there would be no reason to rail the water all the way to Las Vegas. Merely climb up the Moffit Rail Tunnel behind Boulder, CO, and discharge it in the Colorado River. Gravity will do the rest. With alot of happy people residing in Buck Knuckle, Minnesota, that bulge will grow larger with fat citizens engorged on Vegas buffets. When the rain falls on the Lake Traverse Reservation and flows into the Little Minnesota River towards the divide, the Sioux will get fucked again with that BK stuck in their ass. 

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