"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, February 26, 2014
TRIB+Water Volume: 2 Issue: 5
Welcome to Trib+Water, 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.
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has
decided not to take action yet on a controversial plan that would almost
surely cut off water from rice farmers in the lower Colorado River basin
for a third straight year.
According a new study financed by the University
of Texas Energy Institute, the amount of water used in drilling and
hydraulic fracturing in the Barnett Shale area in 2011 amounted to about
8.5 billion gallons, or about 4 percent of the water used in the
California Gov. Jerry Brown is proposing a $25
billion plan to fix the state’s major water transport system, which
transfers water by means of pumps and aqueducts from the Sacramento-San
Joaquin Delta to farms in the San Joaquin Valley and the state’s major