By WILL WEISSERT
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas Water Development Board has approved the latest plan to help the state meet its water needs through 2060.
The challenge is especially acute given that Texas continues to suffer through its worst single-year drought on record.
Board members Thursday passed the 2012 installment of a report that is released every five years. It says Texas' population may grow 82% by 2060, increasing water demand 22% while supply drops 10%.
The report calls for implementing $53 billion in infrastructure projects and conservation efforts but has little power to implement them.