California might try and send water uphill through the state’s aqueduct to bail out farmers

Water naturally likes to go down, but engineers in California are trying to reverse that reality in the midst of a drought that’s crippling the state’s resources. A new plan involves a series of diesel-powered pumps that would send water back up a section of the state’s aqueduct, watering fields and keeping the economy humming in the process. The aqueduct would typically send water down the 420-mile system, and it’s not exactly built to go the other way, reports the Associated Press.

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