Conservation News

The Fox Canyon Water Market: A Market-Based Tool for Groundwater Conservation Goes Live | USDA

Ventura County, California, is an agricultural powerhouse. In 2017, its revenues from agriculture were an estimated $2.1 billion. It also faces extraordinary population pressure, with nearly 450 people per square mile – about five times the average population density of the United States. Both agriculture and infrastructure are dependent on, and impacted by, the availability of water – which has itself been impacted by California’s rapidly-diminishing groundwater reserves.

Source: The Fox Canyon Water Market: A Market-Based Tool for Groundwater Conservation Goes Live | USDA

‘Find the money somewhere else’: Woodlands Water Agency votes to not pay anticipated SJRA rate increases related to legal fees, uncollected revenue | Community Impact Newspaper

Officials with the Woodlands Water Agency said they cannot support passing these costs onto residents.

Source: ‘Find the money somewhere else’: Woodlands Water Agency votes to not pay anticipated SJRA rate increases related to legal fees, uncollected revenue | Community Impact Newspaper

Abilene City Council approves deal for water supply that can withstand substantial drought | KTXS

The Abilene City Council approved an agreement for access to a water supply that is “capable of withstanding substantial droughts. ” The interlocal agreement between the Abilene, San Angelo and Midland, is to buy water from Fort Stockton Holdings, L. P. ,which is owned by the family of the late oil tycoon and gubernatorial candidate Clayton WIlliams. FSH owns a permit that allows it to produce 28,400 acre feet of groundwater annually from the Edwards-Trinity Aquifer in Pecos County.

Source: Abilene City Council approves deal for water supply that can withstand substantial drought | KTXS

Cities of Abilene, San Angelo, Midland voting Tuesday on agreement for new water source | KTXS

The city councils in Abilene, San Angelo and Midland will vote Tuesday on an agreement for a new water source. The interlocal agreement between the three cities would be to buy water from Fort Stockton Holdings, L. P. ,which is owned by the family of the late oil tycoon and gubernatorial candidate Clayton WIlliams. FSH owns a permit that allows it to produce 28,400 acre feet of groundwater annually from theEdwards-Trinity Aquifer in Pecos County.

Source: Cities of Abilene, San Angelo, Midland voting Tuesday on agreement for new water source | KTXS