It is a frightening scenario. Hundreds of refugees streaming across township borders in search of water, local governments shaken from within by water riots. Hostile townships pushed over the edge in open "warfare" by conflicts over scarce water.
Sounds like northwestern Monroe County today, where the "neighborly" limestone mining and cement making operations suck all the water out of the ground without regard to the citizenry whose wells have gone dry by this dreadful waste of resources. Local, county and state governments sit idly by and fail to enforce the existing statutes, and refuse to create new statutes because of the almighty buck.