Water School

What is "firm" water?

Firm water is a supply term referring to the specific amount necessary to fully supply an area with water during a repeat of the most severe drought within the historical record.


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The information provided on this site is intended as background on water within the Brazos River basin. There should be no expectation that this information is all encompassing, complete or in any way examines every aspect of this very complex natural resource.

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