How To Transport Snow To Drought Regions

There are droughts all over the country and the world. Here is the crazy part, though; some areas of the U.S. are currently being buried in four-plus feet of snow! Would it not be grand to take that snow to a drought area and deliver it as water? Actually, you can. Here is how.

Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars to Fund the Project

The reason why tons of snow-turned-melted-water never makes it regularly to drought areas is the cost. If you have hundreds of thousands of dollars to burn, you can financially support and fund such a project. The money goes to pay the wages/salaries of those gathering the snow, the helicopter fuel, the helicopter pilots' wages, and pay for the rental of clean catch containers.

Contact Dozens of Construction Contractors for Help

Construction contractors have the equipment that can help you gather up the mounds of snow. Hire between three and ten contractors who are willing to help. You will need their front loaders and backhoes to scoop up snow. 

Contact Dumpster Services

Get the largest dumpsters you can possibly rent. It is the dumpsters that will play a large part in how the snow gets to the drought regions and becomes water on the way. You may have to make some arrangements and sign a few legal documents that agree to replace the dumpsters should they be damaged in transport, but if you have hired the best helicopter pilots, this should not be a problem.

The snow will be scooped up by the construction contractors' vehicles. Then the snow will be heaped into the dumpsters and covered with a tarp once the dumpsters are full. Strong cables are threaded under the dumpsters of snow and attached to helicopters in the air.

Depending on the weight of the snow and the dumpsters, each dumpster may require between four and six helicopters to airlift the snow to the drought areas safely. It will be tricky, especially when the snow begins to melt as the helicopters approach much warmer areas of the country. The helicopters will have to fly slowly while maintaining a decent altitude. That means you will have to pay for extended use of the dumpsters, on top of the other expenses you already knew you had.

A Couple of Trips a Month

Drought areas are drought areas until the rains come more often. That means that snow trips like this would have to occur at least once a week, and a few times a month. Make sure you have the contracts for everyone involved updated as needed and that you continue to have the funds necessary to make this happen.

For more information, contact your local dumpster services.