Water Quality Monitoring on Cypress Creek
by Neal Denton Water Quality Monitor Wimberley Valley Watershed Association Read full news story
Have you ever wondered about the quality of Cypress Creek? Is it safe for swimming? Is it a healthy environment for fish and other aquatic organisms? The Wimberley Valley Watershed Association (WVWA), in partnership with the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), attempts to answer these questions by analyzing the water quality every month
Why is Texas out of water during severe droughts?
by Raymond Slade, Jr.,Certified Professional Hydrologist An island exists with one interior lake of limited size as a water supply. The folks on the north side of the lake have water-use permits with pumpage restrictions--on the south side, however, some folks have limited pumpage regulation and others have none. A severe drought occurs. For the north-shore folks, landscapes die and they have barely enough water to maintain households. Meantime, on the south shores of the lake, large yards are irrigated, swimming pools installed and filled, and golf courses and other commercial developments that use substantial amounts of water are built Read full news story