Feasibility Review of Proposed Marvin Nichols Reservoir
Pursuant to House Bill 1, 88th R.S., the TWDB is conducting a project feasibility review of the proposed Marvin Nichols Reservoir.
Requirements from the legislature are:
- TWDB shall review the feasibility of the proposed Marvin Nichols Reservoir project to be located on the Sulphur River and upstream of the confluence of the White Oak Creek in Franklin, Titus, and Red River Counties.
- The review shall analyze the implementation timeline, associated costs, land acquisition considerations, and the economic impact of the proposed project.
- A report regarding the findings of the review shall be prepared and submitted by TWDB to the Legislative Budget Board and Governor no later than January 5, 2025.
The legislature’s definition of feasible, as included in the Texas Water Code, §16.053(h)(10) is: ”For purposes of this subdivision, a water management strategy or project is considered infeasible if the proposed sponsor of the water management strategy or project has not taken an affirmative vote or other action to make expenditures necessary to construct or file applications for permits required in connection with the implementation of the water management strategy or project under federal or state law on a schedule that is consistent with the completion of the implementation of the water management strategy or project by the time the water management strategy or project is projected by the regional water plan or the state water plan to be needed.”
Following a public input period that closed December 1, 2023, the TWDB is reviewing submitted material and drafting the feasibility review report.
The TWDB will make the draft feasibility review report available on this webpage for public comment prior to it being finalized.