By releasing a portion of the water collected in the Rocky Mountain Trench and adding it to the upper Columbia River into the reservoir formed by Mica Dam, near Revelstoke, British Columbia, additional water would be available to be pumped out of the Columbia River further south, at the Dalles Dam into a reservoir and aqueduct system, beginning with a series of reservoirs on the Deschutes river, before continuing downhill through Central Oregon and Northern California, connecting with the Klamath and Sacramento Rivers.

Connecting with Goose Lake and the Pitts River, increased water supply would flow into Shasta Lake, one of the key storage reservoirs of the Central Valley Project. An additional canal could be added to supply Eagle Lake, and link into Oroville reservoir. These connections will secure the nation’s vital agricultural production of the Central Valley, making unsustainable pipeline proposals to bring water from the Sacramento Valley to Southern California unnecessary, and instead, deliver a renewable supply from excess northern precipitation.

A 7-MAF storage reservoir will be created between Murdoch and Bald Eagle Mountains, 50 miles east of Elko, Nevada. By connecting this reservoir with a 30-mile canal to the Humboldt River, water can be distributed across the state, ending at the Humboldt Sink, and from there, can be linked to Lake Lahontan, of the Truckee Carson Irrigation District, serving Northern Nevada, before continuing south and connecting with the Owens River, refilling Owens Lake over time, reviving farmland.