The controversy over Bastrop County groundwater pumping was at the center of discussions Wednesday morning between Lower Colorado River Authority executives and the Sunset Advisory Commission.During those discussions — which advanced the commission’s lengthy review process of the LCRA — the river authority’s general manager Phil Wilson made a public commitment to dedicate the groundwater sought from a possible well field in Bastrop County to water users only within
In light of a recent federal report on the potential effects of warming trends and climate change on the Edwards Aquifer, local authorities are studying ways to provide a sustainable water supply.
The Supreme Court has signaled its interest in a potentially game-changing debate over the scope of the Clean Water Act and whether it applies to pollutants that travel through groundwater. If accepted, it could be the biggest environmental issue on the docket this term.
Source: Confluence Magazine
A major issue with regard to the scope of the Clean Water Act is popping up in courtrooms across the United States. Are point source discharges into groundwater, that eventually reach a “water of the United States”, within the scope of the Clean Water Act’s jurisdiction? This issue is growing and has been decided differently by courts across the country. The legal question is teed up and could potentially reach the United States Supreme Court next year. Let’s take a look at this issue and the results from… Read More →
A San Antonio catfish farm that brought national attention to the region’s groundwater politics is having its infamous well capped after a decade of litigation.
The outcome of the water struggles in the 1990s was a system of regulations meant to preserve and protect the Edwards Aquifer.
A settlement agreement the City Council approved Tuesday gives Victoria the ability to withdraw enough water from the Guadalupe River to fill one-fourth of the Houston Astrodome.
Over 120 landowners and public utilities have filed their opposition to the Lower Colorado River Authority and its pursuit to pump 25,000 acre-feet of groundwater per year from eight wells in Bastrop County.Last week, the Lost Pines Groundwater Conservation District — the local entity charged with regulating and permitting groundwater use in Bastrop and Lee counties — filed notice of the case’s first prehearing conference before a state administrative judge, which will be
OPINION — There’s some chatter around town that the City of San Angelo would be better served repairing a damaged pipeline that connects San Angelo to Lake Spence rather than developing the Concho River Water Project.That’s an interesting idea … and one that was definitely considered.