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Senate Committee on Water Policy, Select, Subcommittee on Lease of State Water Rights - 78th R.S. (2003)

Committee: Senate Water Policy, Select, Subcommittee on Lease of State Water Rights
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report to the Senate Select Committee on Water Policy, 78th interim.
Subjects: General Land Office | Groundwater | State land | Water marketing |
Library Call Number: L1836.78 W291pw
Session: 78th R.S. (2003)
Online version: View report [120 pages  File size: 8,848 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study proposals to lease permanent school fund and permanent university lands and their water rights for the purposes of developing and marketing water. Analyze the present and future effects of such proposals on local aquifers, historic stream flows, local underground water conservation districts, and other public and private water interests. Study the process by which the General Land Office considers proposals to lease state water rights, including methodology for holding open meetings, obtaining public input, meeting competitive bidding requirements, and coordination with TCEQ and other governmental units with possible regulatory oversight. Study and evaluate the current and future value of water rights that may be leased to private entities, including the value to the state, residential and commercial interests.

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