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In May 2002, the Sabine River Authority of Texas (SRA) authorized Kellogg Brown & Root, Inc. (KBR) to update and expand investigations of various methods and costs for independently supplying future water needs for SRA customers in the Upper Sabine Basin. This report, the Upper Sabine Basin Water Supply Study (March 2003), documents the analysis of SRA demands in the Upper Basin and summarizes the alternative supply strategies that were investigated for meeting those demands through year 2050.

The only alternative that can alone meet the needs associated with the two demand scenarios considered in the Study is a pipeline from Toledo Bend to the Longview/ Kilgore/ Henderson area along with a pipeline from Lake Fork to Lake Tawakoni. Since the completion of the Upper Sabine Basin Water Supply Study, the Sabine River Authority of Texas has entered into an interlocal agreement with the City of Dallas, Tarrant Regional Water District, and the North Texas Municipal Water District to study the feasibility of a pipeline to transport Toledo Bend water to the Upper Sabine River Basin and adjacent areas where population growth has outgrown existing supplies. Sharing in the costs of the infrastructure to move Toledo Bend water with the metroplex, SRA can meet future Upper Sabine Basin water needs with the most cost effective and timely source of water. Please see our July 14, 2003, SRA Takes Lead in Managing East Texas Water Press Release for more information concerning the ongoing feasibility study.

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Complete Report

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