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Water has become a critical resource in Texas. Surface water is one of two main sources of water in the State. Surface waters are defined as the ordinary flow and tides of every flowing river, natural stream and lake.
The Sabine River Authority of Texas currently supplies water for municipal, industrial, mining, and agricultural purposes. The Sabine River Authority of Texas was created by the Legislature in 1949 as an official agency of the State of Texas to act as a conservation and reclamation district with responsibilities to control, store, preserve, and distribute the waters of the Sabine River and its tributary streams for useful purposes. The boundaries established by the Act of the Legislature comprise all of the area lying within the watershed of the Sabine River and its tributary streams within the State of Texas. The watershed area includes all of parts of twenty-one counties.
For specific details on water availability, contact the Sabine River Authority of Texas, (409) 746-2192.
The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) has prepared a grassroots water plan, that if implemented will meet the needs of all Texans, even during conditions of drought. Water for Texas 2012 is the third State Water Plan to be developed by TWDB since the passage of Senate Bill 1 (SB-1) during the 1997 Texas Legislature.
One of the primary elements of SB-1 changes the planning process to one based on public participation at each step of the planning and local decision making when producing regional water plans-plans that then form the basis of the State Water Plan. The Planning Groups, initially appointed by TWDB, worked for more than three years to develop their 16 regional plans. The 2012 State Water Plan incorporates the approved regional water plans and highlights broad conclusions from these plans that tie them together with some common threads and links them to key policy issues. These issues may require further legislative or regulatory action.
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