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City Considers Eminent Domain to Develop Water Pipeline

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CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) -

Corpus Christi city leaders are considering evoking eminent domain to ensure water to our area through future droughts.

Council members want to develop a $150 million pipeline from the Colorado River to Lake Texana. Eminent domain would be used if the landowner in the Matagorda and Jackson counties area will not sell.

Residents remain under mandatory water restrictions as combined lake levels are below 40-percent.

"We have plenty of water given our situation, historical trends since 1930," Assistant City Manager Oscar Martinez said. "We have plenty of water all the way through 2040, 2050. However, just to make the worst case assumption that we continue this drought, it's possible we could run out of water around 2017."

Martinez said the goal is to build the pipeline by 2015.

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