Red River

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

Stalled project investigates funding alternatives

Efforts to reduce salinity in the Red River have been hampered by funding problems. The Red River Authority has investigated the possibility of generating solar power as a way to bring in money.
State of Texas

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.

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Tomorrow's Water Today
5:00 am
Mon January 6, 2014

Environmental, funding concerns stifled Red River project

Striped bass, which like their water just a tiny bit salty, are big fishing in Lake Texoma. Studies in Texas and Oklahoma found that the fish could endure reduced chloride levels in the Red River.

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.

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Tomorrow's Water Today
6:30 am
Mon December 23, 2013

1950s drought exposed Red River's salt problem

Red River: Its salt isn't a problem ecologically, but it is a problem for people wanting to use its water.
State of Texas

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.

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4:26 pm
Thu June 21, 2012

For first time in 15 months, all of Texas out of worst drought stage

US Drought Monitor

The last zero reading for exceptional drought in Texas was late March 2011. Until Thursday, according to the weekly U.S. Drought Monitor map.

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