TCEQ Proposal Could Mean More Dry Years for Rice Farmers

Gulf Coast rice farmers who have gone three years without water supplies from Central Texas' Highland Lakes could be in store for many more dry years, even if the current drought conditions improve.

In the midst of an increasingly tense battle between urban and rural water users of the lower Colorado River, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality issued new recommendations on Friday that would make it considerably more difficult for the farmers to receive water for their crops during times of drought and even under normal conditions. The state agency's proposal to the Lower Colorado River Authority ...

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