At LCRA’s Board of Directors meeting on June 15, 2011, they discussed a contract to sell up to 25,400 acre-feet of water a year to White Stallion Energy Center for a power plant in Matagorda County. The LCRA Boardroom was filled with citizens against the contract, and the board heard public comments with 30 signing up to speak, only 2 of whom spoke for the contract. Matagorda County Judge, Nate McDonald, asked the LCRA board to table the item and take more time to determine the impact a water contract of this size would have on the area. Board members then voted to defer a decision on the contract until its meeting scheduled for August 10.
Because of the size of the request, LCRA staff has developed a proposal that will address the water supply of the entire lower Colorado River basin. Read the proposed draft water contract and fact sheet.
A meeting has been scheduled in Bay City, on July 28th, we have no additional details about that meeting at this point.