Final 2021 Ecoli Bacteria Results for Cypress Creek and the Blanco River


Every year since 1984, volunteers with the Wimberley Water Advisory Group have sampled 10 sites on Cypress Creek and the Blanco River to monitor long-term bacteria trends. This program continues with support from the Wimberley Chamber of Commerce, the Watershed Association, the Wimberley Community Civic Club, and the Wimberley Lions Club.  Special thanks to Pete … Continue reading Final 2021 Ecoli Bacteria Results for Cypress Creek and the Blanco River

Rain brings increases in spring flow and groundwater levels


November 2021 Hydro Report The wet conditions this Fall have boosted spring flow at area Middle Trinity springs.  Flow in the Blanco River peaked at 9,210 cfs on Oct. 14.  After runoff subsided, springs continue well above previous baseflow conditions.  Pre-rain conditions at Pleasant Valley and Park Springs on the Blanco River upstream of Fischer … Continue reading Rain brings increases in spring flow and groundwater levels

Results from Well Visits – Trinity Aquifers


This summer the Watershed Association teamed up with the Comal Trinity Groundwater Conservation District and the Hays Trinity Groundwater Conservation District and visited over 60 private wells in northern Comal County and western Hays County. Many thanks to all participating well owners!  It is our hope that the measurements made during the site visits were … Continue reading Results from Well Visits – Trinity Aquifers

US FWS Proposed Listing for Six Texas Mussel Species


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

Diving Deep into Karst webinar


As part of the Deep in the Karst of Texas education initiative, WVWA and TESPA hosted a lunchtime webinar on Wednesday, September 8, 2021.  Presenters discussed the International Year of Caves and Karst, Texas karst and conservation initiatives, and recent well visits.  From global to local, this discussion was insightful and entertaining. The presentations, links … Continue reading Diving Deep into Karst webinar