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Following the close of the legislative session, a few less widely publicized bills are poised to make significant changes to Texas’ State and Regional Water Planning Process.

The planning process was first established by the legislature in 1997 with Senate Bill 1 (SB1). To implement SB1, the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) divided the state into 16...

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The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) announced Jeff Walker as its new executive administrator.

From the article: "Walker currently serves as the deputy executive administrator of Water Supply and Infrastructure. His areas of responsibility include state water planning, project development, financial assistance, project funds disbursement, water use and population projections, and facility needs assessment.

He has served in various positions at the...

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Our Q&A on El Niño, La Niña and their effects on weather patterns and drought in the United States continues with Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon, a Professor of Meteorology at Texas A&M University, and the Texas State Climatologist. Read Part I

FNI Water: How do forecasters predict El Niño and La Niña?

Dr. Nielsen-Gammon...

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Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon answered our questions about El Niño, La Niña and their effects on weather patterns and drought in the United States.

Dr. Nielsen-Gammon is a Professor of Meteorology at Texas A&M University, and the Texas State Climatologist, and has participated in Climate Change and Drought Seminars hosted by the...

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The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) granted the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) a water right permit for the proposed Lower Bois d’Arc Creek Reservoir. The proposed project, located in Fannin County, is part of NTMWD’s multi-faceted water supply strategy, which also includes continued conservation and expanding reuse efforts to meet growing water needs.

Within the next fifty years, the District’s population is...

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TagsLower Bois D'arc Creek Reservoir, NTMWD, Tom Kula, Texas water right permit, USACE,

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