An Analysis of the Brownsville Weir and Reservoir Project

April 2001

$80 million taxpayer dollars, but who really benefits? Brownsville’s Public Utilities Board has stated many times that the weir will supply the future water demands of Brownsville residents. These demands, however, don’t appear to be based on actual future drinking water needs. Projected demand for water and the assumed justification for building the weir appears to be based on future, speculative industrial development at the Port of Brownsville.

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Down the Drain

April 2001

In 2050, we’ll have twice the number of Texans we do now. If we’re not careful, supplying water for those 40 million people could spell trouble for our rivers, bays, and aquifers. We’ve already dammed up our rivers to build hundreds of reservoirs, pumped our aquifers faster than rainfall can replenish them, and deprived our coastal bays of needed fresh water. With its new State Water Plan, the state is proposing a new list of high-dollar dams and pipelines — we’ve highlighted six in this report — that rely on the old “concrete and steel” approach to water development.

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Principles for an Environmentally Sound Regional Water Plan

August 2000

The National Wildlife Federation urges all Regional Water Planning Groups to give full consideration to the environmental impacts of both existing and proposed water-development projects as they develop their regional water plans.

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