Growing water demands

Came across some data the other day while researching water loss in Texas and in Denton County. You can see that the demands for water in each county will continue to grow – especially in North Texas’ largest counties – Dallas, Tarrant, Collin and Denton.

It’s probably difficult just by looking at the graph to grasp how much water officials say the region needs by 2060. But Texas Water Development Board officials predict that North Texas needs an additional water supply of half a trillion gallons of water by 2060.

The state has outlined a plan for the region to help it meet its water supply needs. It’s outlined in the 2012 State Water Plan.┬áThe plan has a wish list of projects that could cost the North Texas region about $21 billion.

Some of the state’s plans to meet water needs includes constructing four new major lakes.

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