Action Needed Now As 87th Session Heats Up! QUICK LINKS: Comment Online Pristine Waters Natural Answers to Big Problems Three for Better Water Data “Dirty” Water Bills to Watch A Few to Fight Watersheds across the state stand to gain from bills alive in an 87th Texas Legislature that enters its pivotal month-long run into … Continue reading Speak for Water at the Capitol
Lowest Groundwater Level Recorded Since 2005 April 2021 Hydro Report Groundwater, springs, creeks, and rivers are connected in the Hill Country. In March, groundwater levels in the HTGCD Mt. Baldy monitor well, a Middle Trinity Aquifer (Cow Creek) well, reached the lowest level recorded since Nov. 2005 (Fig. 1). Most of Western Hays County residents … Continue reading Lowest Groundwater Level Recorded Since 2005 (2021 April Hydro Report)
On March 23, the Wimberley area received almost 1 inch of rainfall. This will help add moisture to very dry soils, but it will do little to generate recharge to the rivers and aquifers. Flow at Jacob’s Well is very low–consistently below 2 cubic feet per second, and water levels in HTGCD monitor wells are … Continue reading 2021 March Hydro Report
“We couldn’t be happier to hear that the BSEACD is returning EP’s application fee and cancelling the permitting process. Who knows what EP’s next move will be, but today is a big win for well owners, residents, and visitors who love the Hill Country. Most of all, it’s a reprieve for the precious groundwater that … Continue reading TESPA Press Release: Has EP Gone Home Yet?
Groundwater conservation districts (GCDs) are Texas’ preferred way to manage limited groundwater resources. With population increases, development impacts, and frequent droughts, effective and transparent management is more important than ever. The Southwest Travis County GCD just posted a job announcement for a full time general manager. Know a good candidate? Apply today! Jobs | Southwest … Continue reading Job posting: Southwest Travis County GCD General Manager