Time Running Out: Texas Population Grows -Water Supplies Shrink

By: AP
By: AP

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - The Texas population continues to grow
rapidly, and the state's water supply continues to shrink.

Just what to do about that problem is the focus of lawmakers and
experts during a water conference starting Monday in Fort Worth.

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, key lawmakers and water experts are
gathering to raise awareness about the shortage and the importance
of investing in the state water plan.

Texas Water Development Board projections show that, as early as
2060, 85 percent of Texans won't have enough water during times of

The meeting comes on the heels of a brutal two-year drought
period that forced cities around the state to restrict water usage.

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