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Posted: Wednesday, December 12, 2012 5:00 pm

Every now and then a leaky-brain idea opens its thirsty mouth from western states that want Missouri River water. The latest idea is to build a 670-mile pipeline to take water from the Missouri River and send it west to seven states. The states that want Missouri River water are Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming.

A federal study in which western states provided cooperation said the cost would be $11.2 billion and would take 30 years to complete. A Bureau of Reclamation spokesman said the pipeline idea is in the very early stages, a distance from reality.

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