The karst springs of the Texas Hill Country are unique and specialized environments. Thanks to a collaboration of biologists, a new species–Stygobromus bakeri–has been described from 4 central Texas limestone karst springs; Jacob’s Well (Hays County), John Knox Spring (Comal County), Mormon Spring (Travis County) and Salado Springs (Bell County). The new species’ name–Stygobromus bakeri–honors … Continue reading New Species Described at Jacob’s Well Honors David Baker
The Wimberley Water Advisory Group, a group of volunteers, has monitored both Cypress Creek and the Blanco River near Wimberley for E. Coli bacteria for decades. Long-time supporters of this data gathering effort, the WVWA is coordinating with Pete Anderson and the volunteers to expand the availability of this monthly data collected during the swim … Continue reading Ecoli Monitoring in Cypress Creek and the Blanco River – April 2021 Results
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
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?