Major pipeline among ideas for aiding arid West

Monday, December 10, 2012 | 5:17 p.m. CST

ST. LOUIS — Even as drought-stricken Midwestern states squabble over diminishing water supplies in the region, a new federal-state study raises the idea of constructing a 670-mile pipeline to divert water from one of the Mississippi's major tributaries to help seven arid states in the West.