reservoir http://ketr.org en Mt. Pleasant, Mt. Vernon mayors support Marvin Nichols plan http://ketr.org/post/mt-pleasant-mt-vernon-mayors-support-marvin-nichols-plan <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The mayor of Mount Pleasant, Paul Meriwether, and the mayor of Mount Vernon, Margaret Sears, both support the proposal to build the Marvin Nichols Reservoir in Northeast Texas. Meriwether and Sears addressed the public at a forum on the issue hosted by the Texas Water Development Board and held in Mount Pleasant on Apr. 29.</p><p></p> Mon, 12 May 2014 13:13:02 +0000 Mark Haslett 53391 at http://ketr.org Mt. Pleasant, Mt. Vernon mayors support Marvin Nichols plan Voices from Marvin Nichols public process: One opponent http://ketr.org/post/voices-marvin-nichols-public-process-one-opponent <p><span style="font-size: small;">The testimonials have been given and now the waiting begins. The Texas Water Development Board’s public commentary period on the Marvin Nichols Reservoir proposal ended May 2.&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 05 May 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Mark Haslett 53066 at http://ketr.org Voices from Marvin Nichols public process: One opponent Opponents outnumber supporters at Marvin Nichols forum http://ketr.org/post/opponents-outnumber-supporters-marvin-nichols-forum <p>In Mount Pleasant on Apr. 29, over 400 people attended an Apr. 29 public forum on Marvin Nichols Reservoir proposal hosted by the Texas Water Development Board.</p><p>The Texas Water Development Board’s public comment period on the Marvin Nichols Reservoir proposal continues through 5 p.m. Friday. The agency is receiving written comment by email (<a href="mailto:RegionCandD@twdb.texas.gov">RegionCandD@twdb.texas.gov</a>) and mail (Office of General Counsel, Attn: Connie Sanders, 1700 North Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas 78701).</p><p></p><p><strong><em>Audio transcript</em></strong></p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 21:20:46 +0000 Mark Haslett 52896 at http://ketr.org Opponents outnumber supporters at Marvin Nichols forum Where would the 'mitigated' land be? http://ketr.org/post/where-would-mitigated-land-be <p>After over a decade of public discussion and commentary, the Texas Water Development Board should be coming to a decision on the proposed Marvin Nichols Reservoir soon. The public commentary period ends 5 p.m. Friday, May 2. The board is accepting emailed and written comments.</p> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 12:11:07 +0000 Mark Haslett 52764 at http://ketr.org Where would the 'mitigated' land be? Group engages federal 'mitigation' mandate http://ketr.org/post/group-engages-federal-mitigation-mandate <p>The <a href="http://www.waterfortomorrow.org/">Northeast Texas Water Coalition</a>, based in Mount Pleasant, is a group that includes supporters of the proposed Marvin Nichols Reservoir. The organization's president, Ty Abston, discusses how he wants to make sure that if the project goes through, that whichever areas use the water are also those areas that have to give up land to the federal "mitigation" requirement.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 12:11:06 +0000 Mark Haslett 52416 at http://ketr.org Group engages federal 'mitigation' mandate 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 New reservoirs must pass TCEQ process before licensure http://ketr.org/post/new-reservoirs-must-pass-tceq-process-licensure <p>With all the attention on the Texas Water Development Board, it's worth noting that there's more than one state agency involved in the construction of any new reservoir. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality must grant a license for any new reservoir construction project. The licensure process is a long and complicated one.</p><p></p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 12:03:22 +0000 Mark Haslett 50779 at http://ketr.org New reservoirs must pass TCEQ process before licensure Nichols preliminary approval puts Parkhouse in background http://ketr.org/post/nichols-preliminary-approval-puts-parkhouse-background <p>On March 4, the State of Texas gave preliminary approval to the Marvin Nichols Reservoir proposal. The public commentary period on this issue will continue through April 15, with the final decision due May 15. The destiny of the other proposed project in the Sulphur River Basin - the George Parkhouse Reservoirs - will be determined after the Marvin Nichols proposal gets its final thumbs-up or thumbs-down.</p><p></p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 12:09:40 +0000 Mark Haslett 50446 at http://ketr.org Nichols preliminary approval puts Parkhouse in background Delta County proposed reservoirs are 'alternates' http://ketr.org/post/delta-county-proposed-reservoirs-are-alternates <p>The two proposed George Parkhouse Reservoirs would both be built in eastern Delta County - one along the North Sulphur, one along the South Sulphur. There are no immediate plans to build the lakes, but they remain as "alternate" sources of water that could be developed in the future.</p><p></p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 13:04:40 +0000 Mark Haslett 50140 at http://ketr.org Delta County proposed reservoirs are 'alternates' Deuell cool on Marvin Nichols Reservoir proposal http://ketr.org/post/deuell-cool-marvin-nichols-reservoir-proposal <p>The Texas Water Development Board divides the state into 16 regions for the purposes of water planning. The Northeast Texas planning group (Region D) and the North Texas planning group (Region C) disagree on one huge question - the proposed Marvin Nichols Reservoir. State Senator Bob Deuell (R-Greenville), whose district overlaps both regions, favors alternatives to Marvin Nichols Reservoir.</p><p></p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 12:56:37 +0000 Mark Haslett 49560 at http://ketr.org Deuell cool on Marvin Nichols Reservoir proposal