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Author: Paula Paciorek

Desalination could harm Texas Bays

 Written by Tom SpencerAugust 2, 2016 Rubbing Salt in the WoundIn the best of times, Texas’ bays are teeming with life thanks to a vital mix of fresh and salt water. But, let’s face it, Texas’ bays have seen better times.Overuse of water by humans and the drought of 2011 – 2015 endangered fish, shell fish and game by slowing the flow of freshwater into the bays. Then, earlier this year, historic floods overwhelmed the bays with too much freshwater throwing the necessary salt and fresh water balance out of whack.How can we help our bays to thrive? One way is to not rub salt into their wounds.Responding to recently passed legislation, the Texas...

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