With Prop 6 Approved, Plans Remain Uncertain

Now that Texas voters have agreed to spend $2 billion from the Rainy Day Fund to finance water supply projects, legislators say the state finally has some money to carry out its longstanding water plan.

But the plan is full of contradictions and questions — challenges that can't be solved by money alone. Many of the 3,100 projects included in the most recent version of the state water plan will never come to fruition, or take decades longer than originally anticipated. 

“There are a lot of uncertainties out there,” said Barney Austin, former director of the surface water resources ...

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