Who Will Get Water, Residents or Farmers?
With Lakes Travis and Buchanan at 38 percent capacity, an important deadline is looming for lakeside residents and farmers downstream. For StateImpact Texas, KUT’s Terrence Henry reports that if lake levels rise above 850,000 acre-feet before Thursday at midnight, the Lower Colorado River Authority will send water downstream to rice farmers near the Gulf Coast. If the lakes don’t rise to that level, under the LCRA’s drought emergency plan, rice farmers get nothing.
We were praying that we didn’t get too much rain, and isn’t that perverse. It doesn’t sound very logical.
Read the full story at StateImpact Texas.