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Fri Apr 26, 2013, 11:30 PM

2 June Looms As Key Date For S. Texas Irrigation District; Potential Cutoff For Farmer Deliveries

After each day without rain in Texas, Troy Allen's dread of the first week of June grows. Allen, the general manager of the Delta Lake Irrigation District in Edcouch, says that if current drought conditions persist, he will have bad news for farmers in the area come June 2.

I am just going to have to cut all my farmers off, said Allen, who overseas delivery of irrigation water to 70,000 acres of land in Willacy and Hidalgo counties.

The Delta Lake Irrigation District is one of the largest suppliers of irrigation water in South Texas and the Rio Grande Valley, with more than 95 percent of the district's water earmarked for that purpose.

Some farmers Allen serves have planned ahead and purchased water from different suppliers, he said. But without rain, those who have not are at the mercy of a foreign government. And millions of dollars of crops this year are at stake.

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http://www.texastribune.org/2013/04/25/south-texas-irrigation-district-almost-tapped-dry/

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TexasTowelie Apr 2013 #1

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Sat Apr 27, 2013, 02:00 AM

1. Rick Perry is looking for a venue large enough

to handle all of the "pray for rain" people.

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