State Water Plan
Lawmakers took the first step Thursday to setting up a $2 billion fund to finance water projects across the state. Members of the House Natural Resources Committee approved a plan that would take the money from the state’s Rainy Day Fund.
The state climatologist says Texas continues to experience a serious shortage of rainfall and is on track to experience the second-worst drought on record.
After years of chatter, water appears to have finally percolated to the top of the Texas Legislature’s agenda.