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About the Jacob’s Well Multiport Monitor Well


The Watershed Association is proud to host the Jacob’s Well Multiport Monitor Well featured in the recent Texas Water Development Board video: Groundwater sampling helps better understand Edwards-Trinity Aquifers. The Multiport Well was one of two wells installed earlier this year to better measure recharge and aquifer dynamics in the Jacob’s Well Groundwater Management Zone.  … Continue reading About the Jacob’s Well Multiport Monitor Well

Development in Austin’s ETJ Threatens Groundwater Quality


Municipal Utility Districts, like the one proposed at Hays Commons, are often outside of city limits or within small communities, where there are fewer environmental protections.  Because groundwater supplies have expansive recharge areas, land use over those sensitive areas should be well-planned to safeguard community water supplies, groundwater quality, and way of life for those … Continue reading Development in Austin’s ETJ Threatens Groundwater Quality

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

What Does Drought Recovery Look Like? (Sept 2022 Hydro Report)


In the last weeks of August, Wimberley received between 1.5-2 inches of rain. It’s a refreshing change to the persistent hot, dry weather this summer. Richard Shaver, Director of the Wimberley Parks and Recreation Department, asked a wise question: “What does recovery look like?” With Jacob’s Well basically not flowing (see photo by David Baker … Continue reading What Does Drought Recovery Look Like? (Sept 2022 Hydro Report)