Advocates: Saving Matagorda Bay Could Take Legal Action

BAY CITY — More than 100 environmental advocates and fishermen along the Gulf Coast met Wednesday to discuss the uncertain future of Matagorda Bay, a major destination for tourism, recreation and commercial fishing that has suffered greatly in recent years due to a lack of freshwater inflows from the Colorado River.

Their conclusion: Saving the bay will require tremendous political pressure on the Lower Colorado River Authority and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality — the agencies chiefly responsible for managing water resources in the Colorado River basin. And if that doesn’t do the trick, a lawsuit might.

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