Two billion dollars. That’s how much money needs to be spent on water projects in Texas, according to the State Legislature.
In Texas this November, there are no statewide offices on the ballot, but there are decisions for voters. The biggest one has to do with water.
Most Northeast Texas rivers meander through lush, dense vegetation. The North Sulphur is different.
If you look at a map of the North Sulphur River as it passes through Fannin County and becomes the border between Lamar and Delta County, you’ll see that it’s suspiciously straight.
The plan to build Lake Ralph Hall in southern Fannin County is mainly a response to the region's water needs. But there's an environmental aspect with its roots in the area's natural history.