Texas Democratic Party Passes Resolution Opposing Marvin Nichols Reservoir – The Gilmer Mirror

DALLAS — Red River County Democratic Party County Chairman Hunter Evans submitted a resolution to the Texas Democratic Party against the Marvin Nichols reservoir project earlier this year.

The following resolution was passed at the Texas Democratic Party State Convention on Saturday, July 16, 2022.

“WHEREAS, The Texas Democratic Party states in its platform that we believe that “we owe future generations a clean and healthy planet”; and

WHEREAS, The Texas Democratic Party states in its platform that we believe that “our lives, our homes, our communities and our country are secured by the preservation of our precious natural resources”; and

WHEREAS, The Marvin Nichols Reservoir, which has been proposed on the main stem of the Sulfur River in Red River, Titus, and Franklin counties, would flood 66,000 acres of heritage farmland, hardwood forests, and wetlands; and

WHEREAS, More than half of the land to be taken is lowland hardwood forest or other forested wetland and upland forest; and

WHEREAS AT LEAST 80% of the water produced by the proposed reservoir would be directed to the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex;

THEREFORE BE IT NOW RESOLVED that we oppose the creation of the Marvin Nichols Reservoir.

Hunter Evans, DS 1

Chairman of Red River County »