Good news on the water crisis: lakes are rising
October 18, 2013, 9:00 am by James Walker
The Lower Colorado River Authority staff’s key water officials now believe there is a good chance that combined storage of water in the Lake Buchanan and Lake Travis reservoirs will not fall below 600,000 acre feet before the end of this year.
If they don’t, then a Drought Worse Than the Drought of Record will not be declared and the accompanying mandatory curtailment of water to all of the utility’s customers will not happen.
Also, the Emergency Drought Order that allowed the LCRA to curtail water to downstream rice farmers this year expires and the utility will resume operating under its Water Management Plan approved in 2010 unless it applies for and receives another emergency order from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.
For more on this story, see Friday's Highlander.
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