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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November 2009 News Archive

  • November 30, 2009
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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. November 21, 2009 A vulnerable landscape A look at the ongoing evolution of the Trinity Aquifer by Boerne Star Staff Writer, Elena Tucker. Click here to read. November 20, 2009 Can’t let…

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October 2009 News Archive

  • October 31, 2009
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October 31, 2009 Opposition from many jurisdictions link up against discharge into the Highland Lakes. Read the latest from PLTA here. Ocotber 29, 2009 LCRA unveils 11 possible routes for Hill Country power line Eleven possible routes for a new high-voltage power line proposed to link substations in Lampasas and Gillespie counties have been filed with the Public Utility Commission by LCRA Transmission Services Corporation. Read full SA Express News article here. October 28, 2009 Planning Commission Formed to fight…

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September 2009 News Archive

  • September 30, 2009
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September 30, 2009 LCRA Encourages Residents to “Stay Involved” Regarding Transmission Line Planning The LCRA met with the Mason County Commissioners’ Court on Monday morning, then returned that afternoon for an open house with the City. Both meetings drew large crowds, and lots of questions, as Mason residents expressed their concern about the possibility of high voltage transmission lines being built through the county. Read full Mason County News article here. September 24, 2009 Intensity of drought surpasses previous droughts…

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August 2009 News Archive

  • August 31, 2009
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August 28, 2009 Conservancy shifts into high gear Scott Storm decided the best way to keep his family’s ranch together was through a conservation agreement that would protect more than 5,000 acres covered in live oak, Spanish oak and native prairie grasses. So he started working with the Hill Country Conservancy to do so. Read full Austin Business Journal article here. August 26, 2009 Drought Decisions Program Scheduled Texas AgriLIFE Extension Service and the NRCS office have planned an educational…

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July 2009 News Archive

  • July 31, 2009
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July 31, 2009 What Roof is Best for a Rainwater Harvesting System? Rainwater harvesting is fast becoming an attractive water supply option in many areas of Texas; some households are even using it as their sole source of water. Although rainwater is generally clean, it can contain chemical and biological contaminants. Some of these contaminants are picked up in the atmosphere, but others are from the roof of a building when rain comes in contact with it. Read full article…

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June 2009 News Archive

  • June 30, 2009
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June 30, 2009 Wind Energy and Transmission presentations scheduled for July 15 in Fredericksburg The public is invited to a meeting where wind energy and transmission presentations will be made by officials from the Texas Wildlife Association (TWA). The meeting will be at 7pm Wednesday, July 15 at the Gillespie County Farm Bureau building at 237 Equestrian Way. Sponsored by Save Our Scenic Hill Country Environment (SOSHCE) – Details Where the first raindrop falls John Graves said it best in…

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