DALLAS – Red River County Democratic Party County Chair Hunter Evans submitted a resolution to the Texas Democratic Party against the proposed Marvin Nichols Reservoir earlier this year.
The following resolution passed during the Texas Democratic Party State Convention on Saturday, July 16th, 2022.
“WHEREAS, The Texas Democratic Party states in its platform that we believe ‘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, homes, communities, and country are made secure by the preservation of our precious natural resources’; and
WHEREAS, The Marvin Nichols Reservoir, which has been proposed on the main stem of the Sulphur River in Red River, Titus, and Franklin Counties, would flood 66,000 acres of heritage farmland, hardwood forest, and wetlands; and
WHEREAS, Over half of the land to be taken is bottomland hardwood forest or other forested wetlands and upland forest; and
WHEREAS, At least 80 percent of the water produced by the proposed reservoir would be piped to the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that we oppose the creation of the Marvin Nichols Reservoir.
Hunter Evans, SD 1
Red River County Chair”