Texas Water http://ketr.org en Environmentalist group opposes Marvin Nichols project http://ketr.org/post/environmentalist-group-opposes-marvin-nichols-project <p>The Sierra Club of Texas, along with other environmentalist organizations, opposes the proposed Marvin Nichols Reservoir in Northeast Texas. Ken Kramer of the Sierra Club says that the development is not necessary for the region's future water needs.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 13:46:36 +0000 Mark Haslett 52113 at http://ketr.org Environmentalist group opposes Marvin Nichols project No flow standards for Sulphur, Cypress, Red River Basins http://ketr.org/post/no-flow-standards-sulphur-cypress-red-river-basins <p>Senate Bill 3 established "environmental flow standards" for river basins associated with a river that flows into the Gulf of Mexico in Texas. But for some rivers in the northern part of the state, no such standards are in place.</p><p>The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality must decide on acceptable flow standards in those river basins on a case-by-case basis. River basins in Northeast Texas with no established flow standards are the Red, the Sulphur and the Cypress.</p><p></p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 12:55:36 +0000 Mark Haslett 51117 at http://ketr.org No flow standards for Sulphur, Cypress, Red River Basins Marvin Nichols fate will be decided in Austin http://ketr.org/post/marvin-nichols-fate-will-be-decided-austin <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">After years of conflict, the fate of the controversial Marvin Nichols Reservoir proposal will be decided by the Texas Water Development Board's governing board in Austin. The decision could come while the three-person governing body is down to just two members.</span></p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 13:05:38 +0000 Mark Haslett 49853 at http://ketr.org Marvin Nichols fate will be decided in Austin SWIFT focus now on regional plans http://ketr.org/post/swift-focus-now-regional-plans <p>The planning process for the <a href="https://www.twdb.texas.gov/index.asp">Texas Water Development Board</a> now focuses on the 16 regions and the reginal plans. If you live in Hunt, Lamar. Delta, Hopkins, Franklin, Wood, Rains or Van Zandt counties, you're in Region D. The next board meeting for the region is <a href="https://www.twdb.texas.gov/waterplanning/rwp/schedule/index.asp">Feb. 19 in Mount Pleasant</a>. If you live in Collin, Fannin, Rockwall or Kaufman counties, you're in Region C. Mon, 10 Feb 2014 13:12:35 +0000 Mark Haslett 49257 at http://ketr.org SWIFT focus now on regional plans Cooper Lake at less than half capacity as drought continues http://ketr.org/post/cooper-lake-less-half-capacity-drought-continues <p>Some welcome rains this afternoon aren't enough to make a dent in the overall drought in Northeast Texas. Thu, 11 Jul 2013 20:30:34 +0000 Mark Haslett 39874 at http://ketr.org Cooper Lake at less than half capacity as drought continues Lake Ralph Hall plan clears hurdle http://ketr.org/post/lake-ralph-hall-plan-clears-hurdle <p>The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality will be the next agency to review the plan for Lake Ralph Hall, which supporters say would be an environmental boon as well as a needed water source. Thu, 27 Jun 2013 19:10:37 +0000 Mark Haslett 39220 at http://ketr.org Lake Ralph Hall plan clears hurdle Okla. tribal rights could figure into Red River future http://ketr.org/post/okla-tribal-rights-could-figure-red-river-future <p>The water rights of Native American nations in Oklahoma are based on decades-old agreements that haven't been quantified. How Oklahoma interprets those rights could affect water available to Texas and other states in the Red River Compact. Tue, 18 Jun 2013 19:17:54 +0000 Mark Haslett 38816 at http://ketr.org Okla. tribal rights could figure into Red River future Supreme Court rules against Tarrant in water case http://ketr.org/post/supreme-court-rules-against-tarrant-water-case <p>The Supreme Court ruled today in favor of Oklahoma and against a Texas water district wanting to purchase water from Oklahoma. The justices ruled that the Red River Compact "creates no cross-border rights in Texas." Thu, 13 Jun 2013 22:24:07 +0000 Mark Haslett 38614 at http://ketr.org Supreme Court rules against Tarrant in water case