Lower Rio Grande Valley Regional Facility Plan
Due to the recent drought conditions, regional concerns over local water resources have grown in the Lower Rio Grande Valley (LRGV) that encompasses Cameron, Hidalgo and Willacy County. The Rio Grande Regional Water Authority (RGRWA), with a grant from the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) and the Border Environment Cooperation Commission (BECC), is to develop a water facility plan that identifies potential water sources that could be developed as a regional solution for the growing water reliability concerns in the LRGV. The purposes of these planning efforts are to identify and evaluate the potential water sources and develop design criteria, an implementation schedule, an organization plan and financial details for the selected alternatives. This plan takes full advantage of previous studies performed on water resources, water management strategies, populations and demands in its development and evaluation of alternatives.