When TxDOT condemned 28 acres for a rest stop along I-35 in Central Texas, it only offered $389,323. The acquisition destroyed all access to the valuable groundwater underneath the tract. The case was tried and resulted in a jury verdict for the landowner. The State of Texas appealed the verdict, but eventually agreed to settle for the jury verdict amount before the appellate decision was rendered. The net recovery for the landowner in that case was $3.14 million.