September 2011 News Archive

  • September 30, 2011
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September 28, 2011 DAVE MCNEELY: It’s time to stop taking water for granted The water shortage in Texas can certainly use some prayers, and maybe even some rain dances. But it’s going to take more than that — much more. That was the conclusion Saturday of panelists at a session called “The Coming Crisis Over Water.” Read more from Go San Angelo. Draft Water Plan Says Texas “Will Not Have Enough” Draft Water Plan Says Texas “Will Not Have Enough”…

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2011 Water Quality News

  • September 26, 2011
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December 28, 2011 Dangers of fracking still becoming clear The word “fracking” may sound funny, but it describes a drilling practice that has created a serious boom in natural gas production in Texas and elsewhere, and with the boom has come serious worries about fracking’s effects on the environment. More from Statesman.com. December 14, 2011 New rules for fracking approved The Texas Railroad Commission approved a rule Tuesday requiring oil and natural gas drillers to disclose most of the chemicals they…

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2011 Water Planning News

December 29, 2011 The Texas Water Crisis Texas water authorities at every level are on alert. Last summer’s extremely hot, dry weather was a wake-up call. Now more than a dozen Texas towns are in danger of running out of water. Texas is in a water crisis. To make it official, the Texas Water Development Board December report says the state reservoirs are extremely low even after some autumn rain. Read more from CleanHouston.org. December 21, 2011 Water planners urged to…

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2011 Water Conservation News

  • September 26, 2011
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September 25, 2011 Water conservation a habit we must keep The current drought eventually will end — we think. But even if rain starts to fall in the next few weeks, the record-setting droughts of 2009 and this year should be reminders that if we’re not currently in a drought, we’re always on the brink of one. Read full Statesman.com article. July 19, 2011 Conservation in San Antonio is Saving More than Water Who would believe that a translucent sightless amphibian…

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2011 Rainwater News

  • September 26, 2011
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December 20, 2011 Water a hot topic in Hill Country despite recent rains “Statistics provided by the Texas Water Development Board show that groundwater withdrawal from the Hill Country’s Edwards and Trinity aquifers increased dramatically between 1975 and 2010. In 1975, less than 10,000 acre-feet were withdrawn annually; that shot up to 41,000 acre-feet in 2010. Mix in recent drought years, and a picture of a thirsty Hill Country natural world comes into sharper focus.” Read more from SA Express-News. December…

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2011 Groundwater News

November 16, 2011 Our treasured springs need protection The canary is in the coal mine and he’s thirsty. Without thoughtful stewardship, public treasures such as Jacob’s Well, Hays County’s historic perennial spring, as well as the private legacies of the many unnamed springs feeding Block Creek on Kendall County’s historic Hillingdon Ranch could stop flowing forever. Read full Statesman.com commentary by David K. Langford and David Baker. September 28, 2011 Draft Water Plan Says Texas “Will Not Have Enough” Draft Water Plan…

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