Projections show that by 2060 the Brazos River basin will not have enough water to meet the needs of its growing population.
So what can be done in the next 50 years to avert this crisis and meet the needs in the coming decades?
The Brazos Regional Water Planning Group wants the public's input in preparing a regional water plan.
Public hearings have been scheduled in towns up and down the Brazos River to educate the public and to get their comments.
Thursday evening's meeting in College Station is as follows:
Thursday, Jan. 14 6 p.m.
College Station Conference Center
1300 George Bush Drive
During the meeting, the draft plan will be presented and an opportunity for questions and public comment will be available. Comments may also be made in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org. Details of the draft plan, as well as meeting agendas and other materials can be found at www.brazosgwater.org.
Following the sub-regional meetings, Brazos G will address questions and concerns on the 2011 Initially Prepare Brazos G Regional Water Plan that will again be presented at a public hearing later this spring. An official formal comment period will follow after the public hearing. The final regional plan is to be presented to the Texas Water Development Board this fall for inclusion in the 2012 State Water Plan.
About the Brazos G Regional Water Planning Group
The Brazos G Regional Water Planning Group is one of 16 such organizations established by the Legislature in 1997 as part of Senate Bill I. The legislation mandated the development of comprehensive regional water plans that are compiled to form a statewide plan every five years. Brazos G includes 37 counties within the Brazos River basin.