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March 17, 2009

Sierra Club Releases Report on Desalination

The Lone Star Chapter of the Sierra Club has released a report on brackish and seawater desalination to help decision-makers and the public evaluate the possible role of desalination in addressing future water demands in Texas and else where. Desalination:Is It Worth Its Salt? describes desalination as “one tool in the toolbox for meeting water […]

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November 18, 2008

On the Agenda: The Future of East Texas’ Rivers

Monday in Nacogdoches, a group of appointed stakeholders will meet to discuss the future of the Sabine and Neches Rivers and their tributaries. A groundbreaking law passed last session created a comprehensive process for determining how much water should remain flowing in Texas’s rivers and into the state’s coastal bays. The process will solicit input […]

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September 11, 2008

New Report Outlines Potential Threats to South Llano River

The “Land of the Living Waters” report released today by Environmental Defense Fund’s South Llano River Project characterizes the South Llano River water resources, their importance to the local community, and the Central Texas Region as a whole. The report identified several potential threats to the resource, including decreased spring flow due to increased groundwater […]

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August 24, 2008

Water plan “a wildly expensive wish list that the legislature and the people of Texas should view with great skepticism.”

The state water development board recently released a draft version of the 2007 state water plan. A coalition of conservation groups has criticized the plan, calling it “a 31-billion dollar boondoggle that, if implemented as written, could leave the state with dry rivers and empty pockets.” Download PDF  

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August 20, 2008

Local Groundwater Managers at Critical Planning Point for Trinity Aquifer

The Trinity Aquifer faces devastating depletion unless local groundwater managers plan conservatively for growing population and development demands. Groundwater management area 9 (GMA 9) will meet this month in Kerrville to discuss new groundwater data to develop “desired future conditions,” a goal local groundwater managers set for how they want the stressed aquifer to look […]

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July 9, 2008

Draft 2007 State Water Plan wastes water, money

Water plan “a wildly expensive wish list that the legislature and the people of Texas should view with great skepticism.” The state water development board recently released a draft version of the 2007 state water plan. A coalition of conservation groups has criticized the plan, calling it “a 31-billion dollar boondoggle that, if implemented as […]

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