Assistant Ag Commissioner Rhodes Comments on Texas Water Future

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Assistant Ag Commissioner Rhodes Comments on Texas Water Future

Published on January 16, 2014 by Larry Crippen

Water issues will affect the state of Texas for many years ahead.

Texas Assistant Agriculture Commissioner Rick Rhodes says most people “associated with agriculture understand how important water is to our crops and to our livestock . . . .”

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Rhodes says, “Each of us is directly affected in different ways by these other sectors. So is the economic health of the state.”

Rhodes stresses that “between the affects of the drought, the growing population we have, and our increased need, we’re currently facing shortages throughout the state.”

He says conserving water on a “daily basis” is the most important thing we can do. Rhodes suggests those interested visit the texaswatersmart.com website for water conservation tips.

Last November Texas voters approved a constitutional amendment for $2 billion in new funding for water projects. Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said the approval of Proposition 6 is a positive step toward assuring our water supplies, but additional innovative strategies are needed.

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