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Help Save the Sulphur River!

Updated: Aug 12

Marvin Nichols Reservoir would destroy 66,000 acres of prime bottomland wildlife habitat and cost $4.4 billion. YOU can help stop this unnecessary project.


Artwork by Pavlov Visuals and Jeff Rogers

There are cheaper, less destructive ways for the Dallas-Fort Worth area to get its water supply than building a huge new reservoir. The official water planning committee for the DFW Metroplex, called the Region C Water Planning Group, is recommending construction of Marvin Nichols Reservoir even though there are cost-effective, environmentally-friendly alternatives.


Tell the Region C Water Planning Group NOT to build Marvin Nichols!


Email Region C at RegionCwpg@trinityra.org and tell them you oppose Marvin Nichols Reservoir. Read below for reasons why.


Paddling the Sulphur River

The proposed Marvin Nichols Reservoir would inundate twenty miles of the Sulphur River and countless miles of feeder streams. It would force thousands of Texans to sell their land – land that provides their livelihoods, land that for some people has been in their family for generations. The negative impact on the economy of rural northeast Texas would be dramatic.  The impact on the natural environment would be enormous.


Marvin Nichols Reservoir would cost $4.4 billion and inundate 66,000 acres of beautiful forests and productive ranch land vital for wildlife habitat in the Sulphur River basin in Northeast Texas.

Region C should be recommending cost-effective, low-impact options for water supply such as increased municipal water recycling, harnessing urban runoff, and reducing the amount of water used on lawns.


Tell them so at RegionCwpg@trinityra.org.



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