I suspect that a war being fought here would start as a localized battle in the west and spread from there. Once it became more than a battle over individual water rights or land rights, but an insurrection against a heavy handed government, then I believe the hammer of oppression would come down hard on all citizens.
While such a scenario is too horrible to even think about it, I get a sense that it is coming. Liberals that I know are even expressing an unease about the future. No can define it, but people from every political persuasion are expressing the same fear of a catastrophic event that will rip this country apart.
Having visited a number of Civil War battlefields over the years, and seeing the effects on the communities at the time, I pray we do not have to relive it.