Water supply

Leslie Boorhem-Stephenson for The Texas Tribune

Texas close to gaining first reservoir in 20 years

The Bois d'Arc Creek Reservoir was recently approved for its second $500 million loan as the project nears the beginning of construction in North Texas. The dam and accompanying man-made lake will be Texas' first new major reservoir in almost two decades.

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Colonias on the border struggle with decades-old water issues

All along the U.S.-Mexico border, about 840,000 mostly low-income, immigrant Latinos have settled in colonias – cheap plots of land outside city limits without basic infrastructure such as water and sewage systems, electricity and paved roads.

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New in Trib+Water: Border wall threatens wetlands

In this week's edition of the Trib+Water newsletter: Trump's proposed border wall threatens wetlands in Presidio, a controversy at the comptroller's office over handling of rare species and an interview with Kate Zerrenner of the Environmental Defense Fund.

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New in Trib+Water: Spotlighting interbasin transfers

In this week's edition of the Trib+Water newsletter: A closer look at the regulatory structure of interbasin transfers, the Senate moves to protect the San Marcos River and an interview with Ashleigh Acevedo, an attorney at Lloyd Gosselink Rochelle & Townsend, P.C.

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New in Trib+Water: Going to Texas to escape the seas

In this week's edition of the Trib+Water newsletter: More folks could be "gone to Texas" to escape rising sea levels, a report urges recycling of oil and gas field wastewater and an interview with Tom Arsuffi of the Llano River Field Station.

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New in Trib+Water: America's lakes are getting saltier

In this week's edition of the Trib+Water newsletter: A new study looks at contamination of Dickinson Bayou, America's lakes are getting saltier and an interview with Carrie Thompson of the Freshwater U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution.

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New in Trib+Water: Hays County water battle renewed

In this week's edition of the Trib+Water newsletter: New water bills are renewing a battle at the Capitol over pumping in Hays County, bipartisan congressional effort launched against Trump water program cuts and an interview with Julie Nahrgang of the Water Environment Association of Texas.

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