California drought in the news

It seems that everywhere we turn, there is news of the historic drought currently gripping California. Could the current water shortage mark the end ofCalifornia’s booming growth? Or is it simply another obstacle to overcome – a “resource management issue,” as some put it. Others are looking at how California can encourage water-saving behavior changes – to reduce water use by 25% below 2013 levels – without rationing at the household level. And as the drought and below average snow…

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EAPP funding up for renewal

  • April 7, 2015
  • News

On May 9, San Antonio voters will have the opportunity to renew funding for the Edwards Aquifer Protection Program and Greenway Trails. To date, the EAPP has conserved over 133,000 acres over the Edwards Aquifer in Bexar, Medina and Uvalde counties. More than 1200 acres have been acquired to construct 46 miles of linear greenways, with 40 additional miles in design or under construction. A fundraiser to support passage of the initiative will be held at Freetail Brewing on April…

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A possible interim water supply for Buda

  • April 6, 2015
  • News

Citizens Alliance for Responsible Development April 6, 2015 A Possible Interim Water Supply for Buda Seeking additional treated water to supply projected growth, the City of Buda contracted with Electro Purification (EP) for one million gallons per day of treated water beginning in 2016. EP proposed to pump the water from a Trinity Aquifer well field along FM 3237, just outside the boundaries of any groundwater conservation district that could set reasonable pumping limits. EP proposed to deliver 500,000 gallons…

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One year of water left in California?

California has mandated a 25% cut in water use one month after an LA Times op-ed by NASA scientist Jay Famiglietti kicked off with: “California has about one year of water left.” But, what did that headline actually mean? “One of the key points of the op-ed was that, since we will be relying more heavily on groundwater this year (perhaps an unprecedented 85% to 90% statewide), that we need to be extremely mindful to use it sparingly — all…

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“Stars-in-the-Park” Returns April 10

  • April 5, 2015
  • News

What’s the difference between a Blue Moon and a Comanche Moon? When is the best time this summer to see the International Space Station pass over Blanco? Have you ever seen a galaxy or a nebula with your own two eyes? Do you know that two different comets will be visible to the naked eye this year, in June and in October? These and many other intriguing questions will be answered in an educational and fun-filled evening as Blanco State…

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