Future of Blanco County Meeting – Drought, Groundwater & Conservation Recap


It was so heartening to see the crowd at the Future of Blanco County meeting last night.  We’re proud to be part of it!  Thank you, City of Blanco, Hill Country Alliance, Selah – Bamberger Preserve, Comal County Conservation Alliance, and friends and neighbors in Blanco County. Drought, Groundwater Pumping, and Conservation are an integral … Continue reading Future of Blanco County Meeting – Drought, Groundwater & Conservation Recap

TCEQ Pristine Streams Stakeholder Meeting – Aug. 31, 1:30-4:30


On March 30, 2022, TCEQ Commissioners voted to deny the Pristine Streams Rule Change Petition, but they opened the door for continued discussion with staff and stakeholders on how to better protect Texas’ pristine streams.  Nearly 5 months later, TCEQ is holding a Pristine Streams Stakeholders Meeting, so staff can present and hear from the … Continue reading TCEQ Pristine Streams Stakeholder Meeting – Aug. 31, 1:30-4:30

Drought, Groundwater Pumping, and the Need for Conservation


Jacob’s Well flow reached a daily average of zero flow on August 6, 2022.  As of August 18, there have been 7 days with a daily average of zero.  Including this year, Jacob’s Well has stopped flowing 5 times in recent history–2000, 2009, 2011, 2013, and now 2022. Zero and low flow conditions have major … Continue reading Drought, Groundwater Pumping, and the Need for Conservation

A Message on the Drought from HTGCD General Manager


Hays Trinity Groundwater Conservation District has declared Emergency Drought for the first time in history.  We are seeing the severe impact of drought and increased pumping across the Hill Country.  In Wimberley, Jacob’s Well and Blue Hole are both closed for swimming due to low or no flow and associated water quality concerns.  Groundwater levels … Continue reading A Message on the Drought from HTGCD General Manager