Water Resources

As long-time landowners and new residents alike know, the Texas Hill Country is a special place. The people are friendly, the air is clean and the landscape is beautiful. But that is true of much of rural Texas. What gives the Hill Country its very special character are its extraordinary wate resources: its magical hidden springs, crystal-clear swimming holes, peacefully wandering creeks, and clear, swiftly flowing rivers.
Taking care of the region’s water supply is a complex challenge. Unfortunately many believe our rivers and aquifers are already over-allocated. It is time for a very conservative approach to planning and a new way of thinking about water use. Conservation is key.
“We don’t have a water shortage problem, we have a water usage problem.” ~ Terry Mitchell, Momark Development; October 2011
“If there is magic on this planet it is contained in water.” ~ Loren Eisley
The following pages are intended to serve as timely, up-to-date, scientifically accurate resources about water supply in the Texas Hill Country region.

DROUGHT

ECOSYSTEMS SERVICES

GROUNDWATER RESOURCES

RAINWATER HARVESTING

RIPARIAN MANAGEMENT

TEXAS WATER SYMPOSIUM

WATER CONSERVATION

WATER PLANNING

WATER QUALITY

WATER CATCHMENT (WATERSHED) PROTECTION

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