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Marvin Nichols Reservoir

Todd Wiseman / Texas Tribune

Disagreeing with Dallas-Fort Worth-area water officials, the Texas Water Development Board decided on Wednesday that a years-long conflict over a yet-to-be-built reservoir in the region’s 50-year water plan is serious enough that it should be resolved.

Controversial Marvin Nichols Reservoir Stays In Texas Water Plan

Jan 8, 2015
Shelley Kofler / KERA News

It was an argument the state's top water planning officials had long avoided, over a huge lake that probably won't exist for decades — if ever. 

Shelley Kofler / KERA News

The Texas Water Development Board will soon decide whether to continue planning for the controversial Marvin Nichols Reservoir or take it out of the state’s water plan.

The decision is just the latest in a water battle that pits the thirsty Dallas-Fort Worth metro area against rural residents in East Texas.


In today's All Things Considered local block from the KERA newsroom: East Texas home and business owners are asking the state to take the Marvin Nichols Reservoir out of Texas’ long-term water plan.

Bill Zeeble looks into today’s high school culinary programs – and it’s nothing like Home Ec. And Dallas Symphony music director Jaap Van Zweden and concertmaster Alex Kerr visited KERA today to talk about the symphony’s three-week Beethoven bonanza kicking off tomorrow.