Video: Lack of Freshwater Threatens Matagorda Bay

Fishing and tourism in Matagorda Bay depend in large part on freshwater supplied by the Colorado River. But the drought has all but cut off those flows. The Lower Colorado River Authority says that's not likely to change anytime soon unless Central Texas gets significant rains to shore up water supplies for Austin and nearby cities. In the meantime, wildlife and recreation on Texas' Gulf Coast have suffered.

 

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This article originally appeared in The Texas Tribune at http://www.texastribune.org/2013/11/28/lack-of-freshwater-threatens-matagorda-bay/.