Purportedly named after Jacob de Cordoba’s wife, Rebecca Spring and surrounding land was acquired by WVWA to protect it from similar threats to the famous spring named after the land agent himself, Jacob’s Well.  A public supply well on this tract of land directly impacted spring flow.  With strong community support, WVWA purchased the land and retired the well.  Because groundwater and surface water are closely connected in the Hill Country, this conservation effort has far-reaching benefits.

Located in northeastern Comal County, Rebecca Springs flows from the base of Cow Creek limestone bluff into Rebecca Creek, a tributary to the Guadalupe River above Canyon Lake.  This land conservation protects spring flow, riparian habitat, and inflows into Rebecca Creek, the Guadalupe River, and Canyon Lake.

Importance of Rebecca Springs Conservation Efforts

Groundwater supplies, spring flow, and streamflow are part of the Hill Country water cycle.  Conservation efforts and coordinated management are essential to protect water resources for all residents and visitors.