salinity http://ketr.org en Stalled project investigates funding alternatives http://ketr.org/post/stalled-project-investigates-funding-alternatives <p>With federal funding for a decades-old desalination project having dried up, the Red River Authority is looking for ways it could partner with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to bring in revenue. One option would be partnering with <a href="http://www.goodearthmechanics.com/index.htm">Good Earth Mechanics</a> to use federal lands in the Red River basin in Northwest Texas to generate solar power. Such a project would require a customer - but the U.S. military could provide a market for the power.</p><p></p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 12:59:21 +0000 Mark Haslett 48080 at http://ketr.org Stalled project investigates funding alternatives Environmental, funding concerns stifled Red River project http://ketr.org/post/environmental-funding-concerns-stifled-red-river-project <p>U.S. Army Corps of Engineers efforts to control high salt levels in the Red River were successful at first. But the project was put on hold while studies weighed the impact of salinity reduction on striped bass populations. Then, federal funding for the project slowed to a trickle before drying up entirely.</p><p></p> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Mark Haslett 47786 at http://ketr.org Environmental, funding concerns stifled Red River project 1950s drought exposed Red River's salt problem http://ketr.org/post/1950s-drought-exposed-red-rivers-salt-problem <p>In the first episode of a series on the multi-decade effort to reduce the amount of salt in the Red River, KETR speaks with Red River Authority General Manager Curtis Campbell to get an overview of the issue.</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 23 Dec 2013 12:30:00 +0000 Mark Haslett 47285 at http://ketr.org 1950s drought exposed Red River's salt problem