Vol 3, Issue 1

The Hearts Bluff Mitigation Bank as pictured with the proposed Marvin Nichols Reservoir.
The Hearts Bluff Mitigation Bank as pictured with the proposed Marvin Nichols Reservoir.

Controversial Marvin Nichols Reservoir Stays in State Plan

The plan to build the Marvin Nichols Reservoir has been a subject of contention between Dallas-Fort Worth officials and opponents in Northeast Texas. State officials voted Thursday to keep the lake in the state water plan, but the dispute is far from over.

The Rio Grande has been the lifeblood of the valleys and civilizations it flowed through for more than 3,000 years. As cities and farms suck it dry and a warming climate makes it evaporate faster, the river's future has never been more uncertain.
The Rio Grande has been the lifeblood of the valleys and civilizations it flowed through for more than 3,000 years. As cities and farms suck it dry and a warming climate makes it evaporate faster, the river's future has never been more uncertain.

Disappearing Rio Grande: A Look Back at 10 Stories

On June 19, Colin McDonald began exploring the incredibly important Rio Grande from its source in Colorado. Here are 10 posts that give a good representation, both in words and photos, of the journey. You can follow along here for the rest of his trip.

Lake Travis, a major water supply reservoir for Austin, is severely depleted due to drought. The State Water Plan calls for dozens more such reservoir projects to be built in the coming decades to meet Texas' future water needs.
Lake Travis, a major water supply reservoir for Austin, is severely depleted due to drought. The State Water Plan calls for dozens more such reservoir projects to be built in the coming decades to meet Texas' future water needs.

States Reacting to Water Scarcity

Drought across the country has forced a number of states to deal with the issue of water scarcity, bringing about new water plans as well as policies to deal with water conservation, pollution and cleanup of polluted waters.

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