Scientists have found a gigantic freshwater aquifer hidden deep below the ocean.
Editor’s Note: Caprock Chronicles is edited each week by Jack Becker, a librarian at Texas Tech University. This week’s essay, by Paul Carlson, emeritus professor of history at Tech, looks at the Ogallala Aquifer, the enormous underground water supply that under lies much of Great Plains. The Ogallala Aquifer is a large underground reservoir that extends 800 miles through the western High Plains; from the southern edge of South Dakota to the Llano Estacado in Texas and New Mexico,
State Sen. Pat Fallon advises Wichitans to look to technology to help quench the state’s thirst for water.
College Station city staff members have recommended a water fee rate increase of 15% for the 2020 fiscal year.
Groundwater recharge is the latest wave in water security — though challenges remain.
What happens if (or when) the Brazos Valley runs out of drinkable water?
The snow is melting and New Mexico’s rivers are flowing, bringing much needed doses of rain as the arid state tries to shake what’s left of the drought.
Jun 2, 2019: A New Braunfels Utilities-supported bill to create an Aquifer Storage and Recovery program awaits Gov. Greg Abbott’s signature after Texas Senate Bill 520
Texas officials are struggling to ensure that they can sate everyone’s thirst as about 1,000 people arrive each day in a state where prolonged drought is a regular occurrence.