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- Louisiana Approves Measure to Study Out-of-State Sale to Texas (12/27/2017) - In a move to reduce the state’s susceptibility to recurring drought, Texas has asked Louisiana to consider selling a portion of their water supply. Now, Louisiana has approved a measure to begin studying that very idea. Earlier this month, the Louisiana’s Water Resources Commission approved a proposal to study selling water to parts of neighboring Texas, a state where population growth in many areas has exceeded or strained their existing water sources. Speaking with Texas Public Radio (TPR), Robert Mace, chief water policy advisor for Meadows Center on Water and Environment at Texas State University cited the interest among Texas [...]
- Western Water Wars: Texas & New Mexico Head to Supreme Court (12/27/2017) - Texas and New Mexico are headed to the Supreme Court in 2018 over the rights for groundwater pumping along the state border. Oral arguments are scheduled for January 8. Texas initially brought the lawsuit four years ago, demanding that New Mexico cease groundwater pumping along the border. Texas wants more of the river to be available for use to residents and farmer in the El Paso region. According to a report by KRQE “New Mexico must give Texas so much water every year as part of a long-standing agreement. However, in dry years New Mexico farmers have been forced to [...]
- Historic California Drought Caused Sierra Nevada Mountains to Rise (12/27/2017) - A recent NASA study has concluded that the California’s Sierra Nevada grew by nearly an inch from October 2011 to October 2015 due to water that was lost from rock formations during the drought.  The study also found that in the following two years, the the mountain range regained nearly half as much water as was lost during the drought. As a result, the height of the mountains decreased by approximately half an inch. According to Donald Argus of NASA, who led the study, the team found the amount of water lost from the fractured rock during the drought [...]