California Is “A Totally Artificial World Of Water Use” & Desalination Can’t Fix It

From ZeroHedge

I’m thinking that rail transport from the eastern U.S. to California may be the fastest and cheapest way to get irrigation water to the southwest.

Questions:

1. Where does one buy large quantities of fresh water east of the Mississippi river ?

2. What is the cost per/ton/mile for bulk water transport ?

3. How many rail lines pass by large quantities of fresh water for loading ?

4. What are the best sources of rail transport pricing data ?

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Oh and it looks like Nestle might be heading for a P.R. nightmare