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Texas water plan found lacking

from The Associated Press via

The town of Groesbeck came within days of running out of water this month, even though it knew exactly what could be done to prevent it. What it would take, according to a plan the Texas Water Development Board is set to approve Thursday, is a $10.4 million off-channel reservoir. The town, located east of Waco, has an annual budget of about $2 million. "Financially we can't handle that," Mayor Jackie Livingston said. Instead, an emergency, $250,000 pipeline that pumped in water from a nearby rock quarry kept Groesbeck from running dry amid the most-punishing one-year drought in state history. more

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