Groundwater Workshop Recap
Western Hays County is a groundwater-dependent area. All residents and businesses rely on groundwater or rainwater as their drinking water supply. The springs that provide baseflow to Cypress Creek and the Blanco River come from the same water supply aquifer–the Middle Trinity. With drought and increases in population, it is important to raise awareness about … Continue reading Groundwater Workshop Recap
Legislation Filed: Texas Land and Water Conservation Fund
The Watershed Association proudly supports the recently filed legislation (HB 3165, HJR 138, SB 2485) to create a much-needed statewide Land and Water Conservation Fund. Staff joined dozens of partner organizations through Texas Land Trust Council’s Advocacy Day at the State Capital on March 1. The partners were able to meet with Senators and Representatives … Continue reading Legislation Filed: Texas Land and Water Conservation Fund
2022 In Review: Rainfall, Spring Flow, Streamflow, and Groundwater Levels (Jan 2023 Hydro Report)
Rainfall 2022 was a dry year. According to the Watershed Association weather station, the Jacob’s Well area received a total of 16.2 inches of rain for the year. Historic monthly rainfall records for Blanco, Texas show an annual average of 34.87 inches, which would mean our area is experiencing a 16.3 inch rainfall deficit for … Continue reading 2022 In Review: Rainfall, Spring Flow, Streamflow, and Groundwater Levels (Jan 2023 Hydro Report)
Giving Tuesday – Support Your Watershed!
The work of the Watershed Association is ever more important as droughts, increases in pumping, and rapid development threaten the Hill Country’s finite water resources. As a non-profit, we rely on your support to strengthen our land conservation, watershed protection, science, art, and education efforts. Please consider a donation this Giving Tuesday to support your … Continue reading Giving Tuesday – Support Your Watershed!