Water Supplies at Risk

According to the public map viewer on the Texas Railroad Commission site, the 30" Seaway pipeline (T4#05161) takes the following route through Texas:

A) Crosses Red River into Grayson County

B) Crosses tributaries that feed Lake Lavon in Collin County

C) Passes East Lake Ray Hubbard in Rockwall County near Royce City

D) Travels west of Cedar Creek Reservoir in Kaufman County

E) Passes under the Trinity River at the Henderson-Navarro County line

F) Crosses under both segments of Richland Chambers Reservoir in Navarro Count. [According to Enterprise employees speaking at a community meeting in Corsicana, June 26, 2013, the segment under Richland Chambers will be shut down and rerouted along a new Seaway Loop right of way when the planned Seaway Loop is built in 2013-14; after that, the two Seaway pipelines will cross tributaries that feed Richland Chambers, but will no longer cross the lake itself.]

G) Crosses over the Carrizo-Wilcox aquifer where it outcrops in Freestone and Leon Counties, and then along the Brazos River in Madison, Grimes, Waller, and Fort Bend Counties.

Lake Lavon is a major water source for Dallas. Cedar Creek and Richland Chambers are major sources for Fort Worth and the Tarrant Regional Water District.[1]
 
 
map showing Seaway route near Lake Lavon
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map showing Seaway pipeline route near Cedar Creek Reservoir
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map of Seaway pipeline in Henderson and Navarro Counties
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1. ^Texas Water Development Board http://www.twdb.state.tx.us/