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Giving Tuesday – Support Your Watershed!


The work of the Watershed Association is ever more important as droughts, increases in pumping, and rapid development threaten the Hill Country’s finite water resources.  As a non-profit, we rely on your support to strengthen our land conservation, watershed protection, science, art, and education efforts.  Please consider a donation this Giving Tuesday to support your … Continue reading Giving Tuesday – Support Your Watershed!

Wimberley Transportation Master Plan – Watershed Association Public Comments


The City of Wimberley Council has opened a public hearing on the Transportation Master Plan. Public Comments will continue to be accepted until December 1 at the next City Council Meeting where agenda items include the public hearing and discussion and possible action on the Transportation Master Plan. The intense drought of 2022 reminds us … Continue reading Wimberley Transportation Master Plan – Watershed Association Public Comments

Press Release: TESPA Announces Legal Action Against Proposed Rock Quarry in Edwards Recharge Zone


The Trinity Edwards Springs Protection Alliance (TESPA) formally filed for legal action against the rock crushing facility on Needmore Ranch by Far South Mining LLC on November 7, 2022.  More details can be found in their press release issued November 10, 2022 or on their website: Far South Mining LLC — TESPA (tespatexas.org) FOR IMMEDIATE … Continue reading Press Release: TESPA Announces Legal Action Against Proposed Rock Quarry in Edwards Recharge Zone

Jacob’s Well Monitoring During Severe Drought


Jacob’s Well springflow is an important metric to inform groundwater management but maintaining the gauge during severe drought and zero flow is particularly challenging. During a recent field trip for the University of Texas Beginning Geology Field Experience class (GEO 401), students explored how the gauging station at Jacob’s Well calculates flow. The USGS uses … Continue reading Jacob’s Well Monitoring During Severe Drought