Fraser urges LCRA to pass water plan

February 13, 2012, 9:00 pm by
James Walker

State Sen. Troy Fraser joined other Highland Lakes officials
and residents Monday by urging the Lower Colorado River Authority’s board of
directors to pass a new Water Management Plan when they meet next week even
though he has misgivings about how some proposed changes were developed.

Fraser, R-Horseshoe Bay, like several others in the Highland
Lakes, was concerned when he learned that LCRA staff members had met with some
firm water customers and agriculture interests, including pro-rice farmer board
members, to change the draft water management plan a 16-member committee
representing all interested parties in the lower Colorado River basin spent
more than a year compiling.

Highland Lakes officials and stakeholders, including Burnet
County Judge Donna Klaeger and Central Texas Water Coalition President Jo Karr
Tedder, were stunned and angry upon learning of the private meetings, which did
not include lakes stakeholders and environmentalists.

For the rest of the story, see Tuesday’s
Highlander.