2009 Groundwater News

December 19, 2009 Growth vs future water supply Months of behind-the-scenes work paid off Monday night with a quiet public hearing and unanimous approval of a revised management plan for the Cow Creek Groundwater Conservation District. The plan deals with numerous hot-button issues, including predictions of managed available groundwater, projected total water supply in Kendall County and groundwater management policies. Read full Boerne Star article here. December 1, 2009 TCEQ Establishes Office of Water The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality…

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2009 Drought News

September 24, 2009 Intensity of drought surpasses previous droughts Despite scattered rainfall, the Colorado River basin remains in a severe drought that is affecting water supply, LCRA staff told the Board of Directors this week. As a result, LCRA is considering whether to take additional drought management actions. Read full LCRA media release here. September 4, 2009 Drought drying Barton Springs The most severe drought in the nation is drying up one of Austin’s most treasured natural resources, the spring-fed…

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2009 Transportation Planning News

  November 27, 2009 Developing Stories: Driving in Two Directions Are Central Texans ready to drive less so that we can become a more sustainable region? Well, about half of us are, suggests a recent survey by the Capital Area Metro­pol­itan Planning Organization. Read full Austin Chronicle article here. October 7, 2009 I-35 toll twin officially dies The toll road twin to Interstate 35, once the centerpiece of Gov. Rick Perry’s Trans-Texas Corridor plan, is officially dead, the Texas Department…

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