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==Access Information==
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'''Original Recording Format:'''
'''Original Recording Format:''' audio cassette tape
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'''Recording Format Notes:''' digitized and Audio CD available in Reading Room
'''Transcript:''' no
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Revision as of 21:34, 14 December 2017

K. Burt Watson talks about his roles within several water boards, the importation of water, water rights amendments, and natural gas.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: K. Bert Watson

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: May 04, 1984

Location: Amarillo, Texas

Interviewer: Richard Mason

Length: 1 hour 45 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: 2020 Committee, First meeting, Purpose, Water plan, Playa lakes, Water groups, Water Incorporated, Harry Burley’s role, The politics of water controls, Clash of personalities, Water amendment vote, Reasons for its failure, Opposition groups.

Tape 1, Side 2: Water groups (again), Water importation plans, Public’s perception of the water board, Lubbock’s apparent over representation, Education of the general public, Water level projects, High Plains Water District, Conservation, Water Incorporated, Membership, Organization, Organizational structure, Water bill proposal, Taxation aspects.

Tape 2, Side 1: Water Inc. (continued), State-wide concerns, Fort Stockton water case, Comanche Springs people, Texas groundwater laws versus New Mexico’s water laws, Natural gas, Influence on irrigation, Effect on the butane industry, Plastic pipe, Defective pipe, Insurance settlement, Demand peaks, Largest consumers, Plains Irrigation and Gas, Organization, Pricing controls, Shallow water, Water table.

Tape 2, Side 2: Governor’s task force, West Texas representation, Importation committee, Origin of Texas’ water laws.

Range Dates: 1967-1984

Bulk Dates: 1967-1984

Access Information

Original Recording Format: audio cassette tape

Recording Format Notes: digitized and Audio CD available in Reading Room

Transcript: no

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