Wednesday, October 23, 2013

In the Flow Vol: 1 Issue: 16: A Water News Bulletin from the Meadows Center for Water and the Environment and The Texas Tribune

Welcome to In the Flow, a water news wrap-up and analysis prepared every other week by The Texas Tribune and the Meadows Center for Water and the Environment at Texas State University. We bring you the latest news and events concerning the river systems of Texas and important water issues on a state and regional level.
by Neena Satija
A proposal to amend the state Constitution to fund water projects in Texas is bringing together strange bedfellows both in support of and in opposition to the measure.    
by Neena Satija
Half of Texans say they’d vote to approve $2 billion in additional water infrastructure financing this November, according to a new University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll.  
by Emily Ramshaw
In a new television ad produced by the Water Texas PAC, baseball hall of famer Nolan Ryan advocates for Proposition 6, a water financing measure on the November ballot. 
Following recent rains that raised the levels of Lakes Buchanan and Travis, the Lower Colorado River Authority has announced that it will release water to Matagorda Bay.
Banks of the San Marcos River are being restored as part of a broader push to protect the Edwards Aquifer and endangered aquatic wild rice.
by Matt Largey, KUT News
Scientists say a new technology — involving a material derived from vegetable oil — could save billions of gallons of water from evaporation in Texas. But the technology has faced a rocky path to implementation.
The next event in the Texas Water Symposium series will be held Thursday at Schreiner University in Kerrville.
by Ryan Murphy
Using data from the Texas Water Development Board's reservoir status tracker, our auto-updating map visualizes the current state of Texas reservoirs.

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