Updated, Friday, July 26 at 3 p.m.
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality commissioners voted Friday to affirm an order that requires farmers to stop drawing water from the Brazos River.
The curtailment order, which has been in effect since July 2, suspends and decreases water pumping for farmers and other customers along the river. The order is in place until Dec. 28. The commissioners made only minor modifications to the order, which was issued at the request of Dow Chemical, the company that has priority rights to the water.
In a lengthy discussion about the order, the majority ...