We’ve all seen video of flooding in Kentucky, Missouri and other U.S. states. Why can’t we move that water to states suffering from droughts? Can we solve the Western water crisis by building pipelines or canals from water-rich areas? Anchor Brock Yordy explores these issues and talks fire safety. It’s Driller Newscast episode 26.

“The cost estimates for projects like this vary, but the cost of rerouting new sources of water is often too expensive,” Yordy says. “So, what is our viable solution?”

This episode covers:

  • Fire prevention on drilling projects
  • Hot rock geothermal energy
  • The Geothermal Technologies Office’s (GTO) Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy (FORGE) initiative at the Energy Department
  • Western U.S. droughts and the Colorado River Compact
  • State water use cuts in the Colorado River Basin
  • Desalination
  • The uneven distribution of water availability in the U.S.

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Drilling expert Brock Yordy is a regular The Driller contributing writer. Send news tips and interview suggestions to questions@askbrock.com.