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Texas Water Report:
Going Deeper for the Solution

Note: This report was released Jan. 14, 2014, and may contain outdated information.
To locate more recent data, use the resources guide in the PDF version of the report.

Across much of the U.S., water distribution will play an increasingly important role in our economic destiny.

Many of our most water-strapped states also are among the fastest growing. Lake Mead provides an ominous example of the impacts scarcity can have on drinking water as well as energy supplies.

The Texas Water Development Board reports that Texas' rapidly growing population will spur changes in our demand for and use of water. The task of balancing our growing water needs will fall largely to those who control its sources. Find out who controls Texas water, and what laws control the way they use this precious resource.