Drought big problem locally

Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality published projected effects if the 2012 State Water Plan is not implemented.

The largest projected increases in water demand will be in municipal use, according to the study, and the projected loss of income will be $116 billion by the year 2060. Other losses would be 1 million jobs and 1.4 million lost population growth by 2060.

The 2012 water plan is designed to meet the state’s needs for water during times of drought. The purpose of this plan is to ensure that Texas cities, rural communities, farms, ranches, businesses, and industries will have enough water to meet their needs during great drought.

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