By: The Natural Resources Defense Council | July 11, 2019
No matter where you are, be it on top of a mountain or in the middle of a desert, groundwater is flowing beneath your feet. It moves through cavities and cracks in the bedrock, and porous layers of sandstone and limestone soak it up like an ancient sponge.
Ron Green, a scientist at Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio, and his team of hydro-geologists are busy collecting data on and creating a lumped parameter model for the Uvalde Pool, a major reservoir of underground water centered over central Uvalde County and part of the Edwards Aquifer.
New research led by a hydrologist at the University of Arizona warns that massive groundwater pumping since the 1950s is bleeding rivers dry. The findings can help shape policy for the proper management of U.S. water resources, the authors say, and should be of interest especially for states such as Arizona that manage groundwater and surface water separately.
Round Rock officials notified the public Tuesday afternoon that the city-owned Brushy Creek Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant had spilled more than 100,000 gallons of untreated wastewater into the creek Sunday night due to a power failure and killed about 2,000 fish.
The continental United States just experienced its wettest 12 months in 124 years of recorded history, and Texas has certainly seen its share of rainfall. Much of the northern half of the state, including the western parts that tend to stay drier, received at least 5 inches of rain over the past month.
By: Wimberley Valley Watershed Association | June 19, 2019
A new study from the World Wildlife Federation suggests we are ingesting an average of 5 grams of plastic every week. The plastic we are ingesting is from particles smaller than five millimeters. These “microplastics” are making their way into our food, drinking water and even the air.
AUSTIN, TX – Austin Water invites anyone interested in incorporating innovative and cost-effective water reuse systems into their building to join the Alternative On-Site Water Use Workshop on June 25.
In recognition of a $10 million investment the city of Austin recently made in wildlands that feed into the Edwards Aquifer, Austin Water Wildland Division staff led a tour of water quality-protected lands on June 14.
HOUSTON — Gov. Greg Abbott signed four bills into law Thursday aimed at bolstering the state’s emergency preparedness and disaster relief programs, including framework that provides more than $1.6 billion for flood control projects and repairs across the state.
The site in Southeast San Antonio where sulfur springs were first discovered in 1892, giving rise to a glamorous hotel and bathhouse, came full circle when a five-week drilling effort reached a spring of geothermally heated groundwater.