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Old 03-05-2012, 08:25 PM
 
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LOL. Lake Lavon is a puny lake compared to the others in the system that feed into Dallas.

Lake Texoma is cut off until they decide what to do about the Zebra Mussel.

The lakes have come up 5-6 feet and one more hard rain will fill them up. And the forecast is for just such an occurrence.

So we will be fine in the short term - 10-20 years. And there are some new lakes on the books.

But, something to keep in mind is that there are plants in East Texas which are desert plants. There is a reason they are there. it was far drier not too long ago - probably 1700s and earlier.

There are a number of land management strategies Texas can employ to increase both runoff and ground water recharge. It will probably entail paying landowners in the watersheds. At some point, Texas will have no choice but to do so.
I thought Irving was going for some SE Olkahoma lake water but its state of Ok doesnt want its water to go to Tx. Native Indian tribes also are involved in the Ok law suit. Is it only Irving going for Ok water now? I believe they have land lined up for moving the water to DFW when and if the law suit settles with water coming to DFW. I understand this is a plan for growth 20+ years from now.
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Old 03-06-2012, 09:39 AM
 
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I thought Irving was going for some SE Olkahoma lake water but its state of Ok doesnt want its water to go to Tx. Native Indian tribes also are involved in the Ok law suit. Is it only Irving going for Ok water now? I believe they have land lined up for moving the water to DFW when and if the law suit settles with water coming to DFW. I understand this is a plan for growth 20+ years from now.
Lake Ralph Hall will be huge. And can be built in 5 years.

OK water will require pipelines and all kinds of EIS statements. The Choctaw Nation wants to sell it, but it will take a while.
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