The February 2014 issue of Texas Monthly magazine has a good article by Nate Blakeslee on the stupidity of water rights here in Texas. His summary though is spot on. You can read it above.
The summary paragraph is a killer ending with ” If Texans are to have the kind of rational water policy we deserve. All we need is a captain unafraid to take us there.”
Which surely can’t be Abbott given his private well to water his lawn, I assume?