Head of LCRA Announces Resignation

Becky Motal, the general manager of the Lower Colorado River Authority, announced Wednesday that she will retire at the end of this year. 

Motal has headed the authority, which manages the lower Colorado River basin and supplies water and power to more than a million Texans, since July 2011. Her tenure has spanned a record-breaking drought, historic wildfires and heated disputes over access to dwindling water reserves. She spearheaded the sale of LCRA’s retail water and wastewater systems and settled a $1.2 billion lawsuit with the San Antonio Water System over a multibillion-dollar water-sharing contract. Under her leadership ...

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