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Dallas Water Plans Stir Debate in Northeast Texas

Plans by the city of Dallas to create a new water source in northeast Texas by damming the Sulphur River face resistance from environmentalists and from farmers and timber companies that hold much of the land that would be flooded.

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

Plans by the city of Dallas to create a new water source in northeast Texas by damming the Sulphur River in order to form a 72,000-acre lake that would be known as the Marvin Nichols Reservoir face resistance from environmentalists and from farmers and timber companies that hold much of the land that would be flooded. A recommendation by the Texas Water Development Board that water planners in the area be forced to drop their opposition to the Dallas plan has highlighted the difficulties that result when regional water plans clash with those of their neighbors. (Texas Monthly)

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