Big Country officials are still working on plans build the proposed Cedar Ridge Reservoir along the Haskell, Shackelford and Throckmorton County line. This reservoir would be located in the Brazos River and Cedar Creek watershed.
In the "Liquid Assets: The State of Texas' Water Resources" report it states that failing to meet that demand would make the state vulnerable to drought, costing agricultural producers up to $4-billion annually, and other businesses nearly $100-million annually by 2060 because of decreased activity caused by insufficient water.
The report also suggests that officials considering proposals for water projects should make sure the financing is sufficient to cover identified costs without burdening those who pay the fees. Water project costs should also be spread among all users in connection with their demand, and funds raised for water development projects should only be used on those projects. Combs also recommends that plans should be affordable to users and be simple. Texans should also continually be encouraged Texans to conserve water and use it efficiently.