"Watershed News" will have the dual mission of reporting the work of our volunteers and keeping you informed of the issues concerning land and water in the Wimberley Valley. Together, we are all working to protect Jacob's Well and the waters that make this place so beautiful.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
In the Flow: A Water News Bulletin from the Meadows Center for Water and the Environment and The Texas Tribune
As the drought continues to blanket
most of the state, demands for water are increasing from a growing
population and industrial base. These pressures are squeezing Texas
waterways, whose average streamflow remains well below normal.
Hotter days are back, and cities across Texas are
again at risk of running out of water. Barnhart, a small community in
West Texas, already ran out of water just this month. Use our redesigned
interactive to track water systems at risk.
Texas endured the worst drought in recorded state history in 2011, and it has yet to bounce back. Using data from the Texas Water Development Board's reservoir status tracker, our auto-updating map visualizes the current state of Texas reservoirs.
The Texas Water Conservation Midyear Conference will be held in Galveston this week. Water experts from around the state will address issues like drought contingency planning and the state water plan.