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What flows through the tunnel of Moffat?
It’s water for Denver’s own profit.
When South-West tries to sue.
Will they win, get their due?
I never was much of a prophet.
The Moffat tunnel in Colorado, built in 1928 is a six mile railroad and water tunnel that goes under the continental divide. The water tunnel carries up to 105 acre-feet of water per hour to the City of Denver. The water is taken from the Colorado river watershed, which leaves the South Western states with nearly one million acre-feet less water per year.
When the tunnel was built this was not much of a problem, Nevada had less than 100, 000 inhabitants, Arizona less than 350,000 and California about 3.5 million people. Now Nevada has 25 times as many people, Arizona 15 times as many , and California 10 times as many people, all thirsty for more water.
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