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Texas could face a long-term water supply shortage

Texas is facing a water reckoning that we must address if the state is to secure its future prosperity.

The State Water Plan, prepared by the Texas Water Development Board, predicts that Texas will face a 6.9 million acre-foot water supply deficit in fifty years if we do not expand our water supply portfolio and suffer another long, severe drought.
The reason for this potential shortage is simple: we live in a drought-prone state, where our population will grow as our available water supplies decrease.

By Jeremy B. Mazur, a senior policy advisor at Texas 2036

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