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Highland Lakes officials challenge LCRA proposal for White Stallion coal-fired plant

MARBLE FALLS — Concerns tied to the drought are growing among Highland Lakes officials about a plan by the Lower Colorado River Authority to supply water to the proposed White Stallion Energy Center.

But LCRA officials counter that even with lakes Buchanan and Travis only half-full, there is still enough water to run the coal-fired plant in Bay City.

"I hear your concerns, and I am taking all of them to heart," LCRA Water Operations Manager Kyle Jensen said July 21.

He spoke to Burnet County Judge Donna Klaeger and others during the County Water Issues Workshop at the Marble Falls Public Library, 101 S. Main St.


Burnet County Judge Donna Klaeger and several other local officials and residents question whether the Lower Colorado River Authority should supply water to the proposed White Stallion coal-fired power plant in Matagorda Bay. Staff photo by Raymond V. Whelan