News Digest - March 22, 2019

The Texas State Senate has passed SB’s 6, 7, & 8, which seek to use money from the Rainy Day Fund for Hurricane Harvey relief and future flood mitigation. The proposals include a statewide flood plan, and matching funds for levy construction.

Reuters reported on the big business of trucking, pumping, and treating water for fracking in the Permian Basin. As regulatory authorities write new protocols for treatment and disposal, and the number of wells and pipelines continues to grow, the market for water providence and delivery in West Texas will only grow.

The seven states who manage the other Colorado River agreed a deal to reduce their allotted water rights, in the face of record low reservoir levels.

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