Rice farmers could see return of some irrigation water next year

Outlet: Southwest Farm Press

November 15, 2012

The response to the Lower Colorado River Authority’s (LCRA) decision to seek state approval for the release of water to rice farmers in 2013 was met with mixed emotions this week with many in attendance at the Nov. 14 board meeting expressing relief while others were outraged that the move could further limit the amount of water available to the City of Austin and other communities along the river that depend on the Highland Lakes as a source of drinking water.