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Texas water supplier set to cut off rice farmers
Capital Press ^ | 3/1/13

Posted on 03/01/2013 8:43:08 AM PST by OKRA2012

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- It appears the ongoing drought in Texas will keep most rice farmers in three counties from getting irrigation water to flood their fields for an unprecedented second consecutive year.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: Texas

1 posted on 03/01/2013 8:43:11 AM PST by OKRA2012
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To: OKRA2012

About durned time! Idiots trying to sustain rice paddies in south Texas during years and years of drought. All that water being sent down to them deprived businesses upstream to close and many towns have had to ship in drinking water.

2 posted on 03/01/2013 8:55:27 AM PST by bgill
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The water hogs in Austin would rather use millions of gallons of precious water to keep their ugly St. Augustine grass lush in the midst of drought. Why so much water is wasted on growing what South Africans consider to be crab grass is beyond me.

3 posted on 03/01/2013 9:00:41 AM PST by txrefugee
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the combined storage in lakes Buchanan and Travis was below 850,000 acre-feet

Perry's lush green lawn vs. Lake Buchanan.

4 posted on 03/01/2013 9:07:51 AM PST by bgill
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To: OKRA2012

Y’all need to start doing as good a job paying off politicians as the sugar and peanut farmers do.

5 posted on 03/01/2013 9:32:12 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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Yes, because all us Texans would be so helped if Perry let his lawn die.


6 posted on 03/01/2013 9:32:47 AM PST by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: OKRA2012

Thought the rains have been much better down there?

7 posted on 03/01/2013 9:37:29 AM PST by HereInTheHeartland (ok)
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If only the solons of the Texas Legislature had gotten the ball rolling on desalination ten years ago when the Edwards Aquifer was at a previous low point.

There’s lots of water in the Gulf. And we can use it.

8 posted on 03/01/2013 9:46:41 AM PST by BrewingFrog (I brew, therefore I am!)
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How about building water pipelines from the Mississippi to Texas. The overflow frm the storms could lesson the flooding while providing a necessary resource to other areas. Maybe damn it somewhere for hydroelectric power.

9 posted on 03/01/2013 9:57:52 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Got a problem? Nothing a drone strike can't fix.)
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You’d have to pump it all the way to Texas and uphill, to boot. Over 300 miles to Dallas, over 400 to Austin from the Mississippi.

Expensive pipeline, let alone paying the pumping electric bill.

Same for pumping desalinated water from the Gulf.

10 posted on 03/01/2013 10:12:17 AM PST by BwanaNdege ("To learn who rules over you simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize"- Voltaire)
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