April 2022 Hydro Report Middle Trinity spring flow in the Blanco River basin has been generally on the decline since November 2021, with only a small recharge event at the end of February. Drought conditions have returned. Jacob’s Well spring, and therefore Cypress Creek, is fluctuating between 2 and 3 cubic feet per second (cfs). … Continue reading Drought Conditions Return
From January 31 to March 30, over 1200 comments were submitted on the TCEQ Pristine Streams rule change petition. This had incredible effect on the Commissioners as they met on March 30th to hear public comments and take action on the petition. Over an hour of eloquent, heart-felt, researched comments made a lasting impression. Blanco … Continue reading TCEQ Denies Pristine Streams Rulemaking Petition but…
As the headwaters for Cypress Creek, flow from Jacob’s Well is critical for the businesses, residents, and wildlife that call the Wimberley Valley home. Flow at Jacob’s Well also indicates the status of groundwater storage in the Middle Trinity Aquifer–the water supply for the majority of residents. KUT’s Riane Roldan hiked, interviewed, and researched the … Continue reading Jacob’s Well Is A Source Of Life For The Wimberley Valley. What Would Happen If It Were To Stop Flowing For Good? (KUT)
Since 2015, Needmore, LLC’s large-volume permit has been a topic of heated debate. The agricultural, irrigation, and wildlife use permit was formally contested by TESPA with support from WVWA and many others. The permit has been under litigation until this week (June 9) when all parties reached a settlement agreement. The settlement agreement secures substantial … Continue reading Settlement Agreement Finalized between Needmore, BSEACD, and TESPA
Texas’ underground water supplies are struggling. That creates long-term uncertainty for landowners who rely on groundwater, the rivers and streams that are fed by it, and the plants and wildlife that will die without it. Yet the Legislature has done little in the 2021 legislative session to address Texas’ water future. So what’s next for … Continue reading What’s Next for Texas Water?