Schutzie watched the show and was disappointed. The message (don't store water in the desert) didn't offer much in the way of real world solutions.
Ironically, Schutzie became intimately familiar with a Swedish solution to limited water resource and demands on hydro power;
As it turns out, hydro dams are most efficient when they are run at full capacity, continuously. The problem of course is that running at full capacity requires a lot more water than is generally available.
The Swedes figured out a solution that is counter intuitive; in fact, Schutzie called a hearty BS when he first heard it.
Anyway, the solution is to pump the water back up, into the reservoir.
As explained to a very skeptical Schutzie; Hydro dams work best when they run at full capacity; limited water resource makes that impractical however. And, one cannot store the electrical power generated; it's a truly use or loose proposition.
If one uses the excess electrical capacity to move the water back up into the reservoir, two things happen; the dam runs at peak efficiency and has a virtual unlimited supply of water to generate electricity, and the power generated is used, not lost.
And, (Schutzies secret reason to support the idea) rivers can run at near flood, always.
Imagine, Dolores water is pumped back up to McFee from somewhere around Gateway.
Imagine; Colorado water is pumped back into Powell from somewhere below Mead.
Or, pumped back into Powell from somewhere around Diamond Creek, and again from somewhere below Mead.
Wall? What wall??!! We don't got no wall!! WE DON'T NEED NO STEENKIN WALL!!