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Sat Dec 16, 2017, 04:23 AM

Louisiana To Study Interstate Water Sales To Parched Texas Communities

Many drought-stricken Texas cities have long searched for alternative sources of water, including asking neighboring states for help. Now Louisiana has approved a measure to begin studying that very idea.

Louisiana’s Water Resources Commission approved a measure this month that sets up a group to study selling some of its water to parts of Texas, where population growth has exceeded or strained their existing water sources.

Robert Mace, chief water policy advisor for Meadows Center on Water and Environment at Texas State University in San Marcos, says there is definitely an interest among a large section of Texas communities to import water from outside of the state.

“There’s communities in the western half of the state that have a greater need for water than communities in the eastern half of the state, and then there is definitely a need for water for future growth along the ‘I-35 Future Growth Corridor,’ i.e., Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin and San Antonio,” Mace said.

Read more: http://tpr.org/post/louisiana-study-interstate-water-sales-parched-texas-communities

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