Aquatic species, like freshwater mussels, are particularly useful as indicators of water quality. They have limited range and rely heavily on the surrounding aquatic community to reproduce. Since they’re largely immobile, water quality and habitat degradation pose significant risks. Loading of creeks and rivers with fine sediments, low-flow and drought, and water quality changes negatively … Continue reading US FWS Proposed Listing for Six Texas Mussel Species
Across the Hill Country, residents and visitors depend on the groundwater stored in the Trinity Aquifers as water supply and to provide baseflow through springs that keep iconic creeks and rivers flowing. Residents have a voice through the regional planning process to discuss and set goals to guide the future we desire for the Trinity … Continue reading What Future Do We Desire for the Trinity Aquifers?
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
The City of Blanco Council formed the Blanco River Water Reclamation Task Force in September 2020 to help identify engineering solutions that balance wastewater treatment, beneficial reuse, and water quality protection. Protect Our Blanco (POB), Wimberley Valley Watershed Association (WVWA), and the Council have approved a Request for Qualifications for engineering analysis that will inform … Continue reading Blanco Task Force Engineering RFQ
Thanks to all of you for submitting comments through the County’s survey. The draft plan’s vision shows the County Commissioners are listening to public input and responding with purpose since the CAMPO 2045 regional transportation plan adopted last summer. Nonetheless, our community will benefit from additional care and consideration, as the plan is refined. The … Continue reading Survey Window Opens for Draft Hays County Transportation Plan