A Sustainable Water Plan for Texas
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
· TWDB’s definition of interregional conflicts as limited to instances where two regions relied on the same water to meet proposed demands was inconsistent with Texas law.
TWDB’s deadline to appeal to the Texas Supreme Court has now passed, so the Court’s holding stands. It will be an important precedent for future water planning efforts, as well as for the current dispute between Regions C and D over the proposed Marvin Nichols Reservoir.
Sunday, June 30, 2013
House Bill 4 does not set a date by which the Board must complete the point system for administering the SWIFT, but it is unlikely to happen before September 2014, when the regional prioritizations of the 2012 plans are to be finalized. By that time, of course, the current round of planning will be well underway and a new session of the legislature will be just around the corner.