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With state population growing, Texas water board eyes new water plan

The Texas Water Development Board recently approved the state’s newest water plan, basically a road map for how the state will meet its water demands over the next half-century amid a steady growth in population.

The population boom is expected to be especially acute in the Colorado River basin, home to Austin and Travis County, as well as parts or all of Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Fayette, Hays and Williamson counties — some of the fastest-growing areas of the country.

Population in the Colorado River basin is forecast to increase from 1.7 million people in 2020 to 3.2 million in 2070… Read more from


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