Region C Water Plan

Texas Water Development Board

If the proposed Marvin Nichols reservoir is built along the Sulphur River, then not only would some land need to be flooded, but comparable lands must also be set aside to mitigate the environmental damage caused by flooding about 70,000 acres of bottomland hardwood forest.

Since the Dallas area would receive most of the water delivered by the new lake, it's been suggested that the Dallas area - represented in the state water system by Region C - provide a share of the "mitigated" land that's proportional to the region's water use.

State agency ordered to resolve reservoir dispute

Nov 2, 2011

AUSTIN - Northeast Texas landowners and at timber company have won a decision from a district judge in Austin into the debate over the Marvin Nichols Reservoir.