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Stalled project investigates funding alternatives

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State of Texas
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Efforts to reduce salinity in the Red River have been hampered by funding problems. The Red River Authority has investigated the possibility of generating solar power as a way to bring in money.

With federal funding for a decades-old desalination project having dried up, the Red River Authority is looking for ways it could partner with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to bring in revenue. One option would be partnering with Good Earth Mechanics to use federal lands in the Red River basin in Northwest Texas to generate solar power. Such a project would require a customer - but the U.S. military could provide a market for the power.

Mark Haslett has served at KETR since 2013. Since then, the station's news operation has enjoyed an increase in listener engagement and audience metrics, as well recognition in the Texas AP Broadcasters awards.