Comanche Springs flowing once again

Fort Stockton Pioneer, January 12, 2009

It’s become something of an annual occurrence. The Comanche Springs are flowing once again…

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Texas gets serious about potential disappearance of rivers

San Antonio Express News, October 9, 2008

If everybody with a legal right to pull water from a Texas river were to do so at the same time, many would simply…

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A Characterization of the South Llano River, Its Springs, and Its Watershed

September 2008

The South Llano River is a valuable resource to Central Texas, providing recreational opportunities, habitat for unique plant and animal communities, and water supplies to local and downstream communities. The protection and preservation of the flow of the South Llano River is an environmental, economic, and cultural concern. The most effective method for protecting and preserving these flows may arise from action plans developed by local and regional stakeholders. This report attempts to facilitate potential stakeholder efforts by providing a characterization of the South Llano River, its springs, and its watershed, as well as suggesting recommendations to address identified water management issues.

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Brush Management

July 2008

In Texas, the clearing of “brush” species—Ashe juniper, mesquite, and salt cedar—is a popular technique to increase water yields and improve livestock grazing and wildlife habitat. Many factors must be considered for responsible brush control projects to achieve these results, including amount of rainfall, evaporation rate, physical characteristics of the site, and the region of the state. Since brush management can be expensive, it is important to ensure that it is done correctly, with an eye toward long-term follow-up maintenance practices and grazing management so that both wildlife and human communities will benefit.

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Senate bill sets environmental flow standards

Bay City Tribune, May 27, 2008

Matagorda County residents filled a room of the Bay City Civic Center Tuesday night to get more information…

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Hope for springs may not be eternal

San Antonio Express News, April 13, 2008

There are few resources in Texas considered more precious than its natural springs. They feed the creeks and rivers…

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