The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) will
prepare an integrated Draft Feasibility Report and Draft Environmental Impact
Statement (EIS) that describes the results of investigations and analyses used
to make determinations as to whether and/or what amount of flood storage might
be reallocated to water supply to meet the needs of Region C and Region D.
Sulphur River Basin Authority (SRBA) is the non-federal sponsor to study the
feasibility of reallocation (converting flood storage to water supply or
raising the pool level) while protecting the City of Texarkana's water rights
of 180,000 acre-feet (AF) per year. SRBA's sponsorship is for the study only.
If reallocation is determined feasible and is pursued, the USACE will require a
non-federal sponsor or sponsors for reallocation.