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House Committee on Natural Resources - 62nd R.S. (1971)

Committee: House Natural Resources
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Texas Natural Resources Study Committee.
Subjects: Water desalination | Water planning | Water supplies | West Texas |
Library Call Number: L1836.62 n219
Session: 62nd R.S. (1971)
Online version: View report [17 pages  File size: 632 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. The committee shall: (1) study the water situation in the state and the federal and state proposals concerning it; (2) study the changes that may be needed in state statutes concerning water protection and development; (3) study the organizational structure of all state water agencies and the administration of state laws relating to water; (4) study alternative methods of financing the Texas Water Plan; (5) hold hearings throughout the state, explaining the major water problems in the state and the proposals for solving them to those attending the hearings and consider alternative proposals from interested Legislators and the public; (6) review major water legislation enacted by the 62nd Legislature.
2. Study the possibility of creating a West Texas Water plan to import water into West Texas and any other possible methods of alleviating the chronic water problems of West Texas.
3. Study the feasibility of establishing facilities in Texas for the desalinization of salt water for agricultural, industrial, and personal consumption in the state.

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