The population of the state of Texas is on track to double by 2060. Last year, 2011, the state had it’s hottest drought on record. Lake Travis, a reservoir that provides water for the city of Austin, is currently half empty and was two thirds empty last year. As a result, the city has demanded more of the Colorado River for its needs. This has left rice farmers, who depend on the floods of the river for their crops, without adequate irrigation. The state has a $53 billion dollar plan to address the issue, but with the budgetary problems the state has, it is in jeopardy.