As they say would have, could have, should have, but here we are.
I’ve always liked John Wesley Powell’s suggestion.
Makes more sense, but that would have required a certain understanding and appreciation for how much the natural environment dictations our potentials.
What if these Drainage Districts had become the essential units of government?
by FRANK JACOBS
... That might not have been so if the US government had heeded the suggestions of John Wesley Powell, who in 1890 produced this Map of the Arid Region of the United States, showing Drainage Districts. Powell argued for those districts to become the essential units of government, either as states or as watershed commonwealths. ...