The Watershed Association has long worked to protect our springs, streams, and rivers and lends its strong support for the TCEQ Pristine Streams Petition. Only 22 classified stream segments remain clean, clear, and pristine–Cypress Creek, the Blanco River, Barton Creek, and Onion Creek are among them. Hill Country creeks and rivers are low-nutrient environments and … Continue reading Action Alert: Support TCEQ Pristine Streams Petition
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?
Leak Detection After record-breaking cold, many central Texans are chasing leaks and working to restore water service. Water utility customers can use their meters to check their plumbing integrity, but well owners will have a harder time verifying that all leaks have been found. Groundwater levels in our aquifers are low, and the NOAA Climate … Continue reading Finding and Fixing Hidden Leaks is Critical
Texas Resources Water Resource Institute (Texas State-San Marcos) will host a webinar discussing recently published research on the economics of water on Thursday, February 11, 2021 at 10 AM. Todd Vottler will moderate then facilitate a round table discussion. You can learn more about the webinar at https://twj.media/water-journal-webinars/ Justin Thompson, in the Earth Resources Graduate Program … Continue reading Economics of Water webinar (Texas Water Journal)
Recently, the Hays County Commissioners voted to reconstitute the Parks and Open Space Advisory Committee (POSAC) to help evaluate projects and allocate the $75 million bond funding approved through Prop A in November’s election. Through last year’s POSAC process, the Committee reviewed and ranked 18 projects designed to increase access to nature, better protect water … Continue reading Hays County Reconstitutes the Parks and Open Space Advisory Committee