Tomorrow's Water Today
6:59 am
Mon January 13, 2014

Stalled project investigates funding alternatives

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 Good Earth Mechanics 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.

Tomorrow's Water Today: The Red River Authority is investigating a public-private partnership to generate solar power as a way to revive a stalled project to reduce salt levels in the river. (Mark Haslett/KETR)