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TCEQ Says LCRA's Water Plan Should Take Drought Into Account

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has notified the Lower Colorado River Authority that it plans to study the LCRA's water plan before advancing it for a vote.

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Marty Toohey of the Austin American-Statesman reports that the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has notified the Lower Colorado River Authority that it plans to study the LCRA's water plan before advancing it for a vote. A letter from the TCEQ's executive director to the LCRA indicated that the commission will take into account the effect of drought on the Highland Lakes in making its decision. The key issue, Toohey writes, is the amount of water allowed for downstream rice farmers. 

 

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