water http://ketr.org en Reorganized state water board loses one member http://ketr.org/post/reorganized-state-water-board-loses-one-member <p>The Texas Water Development Board has had its own governing board reorganized. Last year, the Texas Legislature replaced the six-member volunteer board with a three-member full-time board. Governor Rick Perry appointed three longtime associates to the new positions. But one of them - Mary Ann Williamson - has resigned, less than half a year after accepting the position. Texas Tribune environment reporter Neena Satija&nbsp;discusses the changes in Austin.</p><p></p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 14:03:44 +0000 Mark Haslett 48946 at http://ketr.org Reorganized state water board loses one member Eltife to serve on state water advisory board http://ketr.org/post/eltife-serve-state-water-advisory-board <p>State senator Kevin Eltife (R-Tyler), whose district includes Lamar, Franklin and Wood counties, will serve on an advisory board set up to help the Texas Water Development Board disburse new money for water projects.</p><p></p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 13:55:07 +0000 Mark Haslett 48635 at http://ketr.org Eltife to serve on state water advisory board Lake Fork role in Dallas water plans to increase http://ketr.org/post/lake-fork-role-dallas-water-plans-increase <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Lake Fork, which sits about 90 miles east of Dallas, will play an increasing role in meeting the water needs of the city and its thirsty, rapidly growing suburbs.</span></p><p>A report in the Nov. 19 Rains County Leader details the short-term and long-term plans to use Lake Fork water in the metro Dallas area, which were discussed at a meeting Of the lake Fork Sportsman Association on Nov. 12 in Emory.</p><p><strong>20K acre-feet withdrawal pending pump completion</strong></p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 20:52:06 +0000 Mark Haslett 46043 at http://ketr.org Lake Fork role in Dallas water plans to increase Texas Prop 6 would waste billions getting the water equation right http://ketr.org/post/texas-prop-6-would-waste-billions-getting-water-equation-right <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For a plan that purports to thoughtfully guide Texas through a more crowded and thirsty future, the 2012 State Water Plan reads </span>unsettlingly<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> like a playbook from the last century: dams to divert already limp river flows, big pipes pumping rural water hundreds of miles to thirsty city centers, and dozens of evaporation-prone reservoirs to fill in for those that have already gone dangerously dry.</span></p> Sat, 02 Nov 2013 16:49:09 +0000 Greg Harman 45107 at http://ketr.org Texas Prop 6 would waste billions getting the water equation right Ryan pitches for Prop 6 http://ketr.org/post/ryan-pitches-prop-6 <p>Less than a week after stepping down from the Texas Rangers front office, baseball's all-time strikeout and no-hit leader is stumping for Proposition 6, the ballot measure that would create a new water fund for Texas. Meanwhile, in Northeast Texas, regional planner Bret McCoy explains a detail of Prop 6 at last week's board meeting in Mount Pleasant.</p><p></p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 12:49:28 +0000 Mark Haslett 44504 at http://ketr.org Ryan pitches for Prop 6 Perry hits road for water fund http://ketr.org/post/perry-hits-road-water-fund <p>Texas Governor Rick Perry has been traveling the state, drumming up support for the water-fund initiative that will be on statewide ballots in November. Perry spoke at Lavon Lake on Oct. 10 after having giving similar presentations at San Angelo and Lake Travis earlier in the week. Why is the governor making this issue a high priority?</p><p></p> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 11:58:21 +0000 Mark Haslett 44189 at http://ketr.org Perry hits road for water fund Lake Ralph Hall permit approved http://ketr.org/post/lake-ralph-hall-permit-approved <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A long-anticipated plan for a new lake in southeastern&nbsp;</span>Fannin<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> County – Lake Ralph Hall – received state approval today.</span> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 16:50:47 +0000 Mark Haslett 43310 at http://ketr.org Lake Ralph Hall permit approved