AUSTIN -- Rice farmers in South Texas may soon get more water from the Highland Lakes in Central Texas.
The Lower Colorado River Authority cut off those farmers last year because of the historic drought. Now that conditions are easing statewide, the lakes are in better shape - though they remain less than half full.
The LCRA staff has recommended against seeking emergency relief at this time, which means that farmer may be entitled to receive a limited amount of water for irrigation next year.
The LCRA board will consider the issue at its November meeting.