Buda’s explosive growth, from about 7,300 people in 2010 to nearly 17,000 today, coupled with a changing climate that brings both floods and drought, means that the city has to carefully manage its water resources.The city is hoping to move…
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Jan 31, 2019: Water-management agencies and local officials gathered Jan. 30 to explore regional water regulations and standards that will affect future groundwater
Jan 24, 2019: Updated 10:45 a.m. Jan. 25: This story has been updated to include information from the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District’s news release
For the last several years, scientists have warned of the sinking ground beneath cities along the Gulf Coast.Known as subsidence, it’s a strange phenomenon that gradually deflates the surface of the ground as groundwater is pumped from beneath. The threat has been mostly noted in cities along the coast, where underground soils are largely composed of a sandy clay. Central Texas lies 130 miles from the coast, but that doesn’t mean parts of it — Bastrop and Lee counties in
An environmental group found that all of Texas’ coal-fired power plants have polluted groundwater with multiple chemicals, including arsenic, which was detected at 13 of the 15 sites.
AUSTIN, Texas — Biologists at The University of Texas at Austin have discovered three new species of groundwater salamander in Central Texas, including one living west of Austin that they say is critically endangered. They also determined that an already known salamander species near Georgetown is much more endangered than previously thought. Writing today in […]
In a research finding likely to establish another front in the long-running, contentious battle over habitat preservation in Central Texas, biologists at the University of Texas have identified three new species of groundwater salamander in the region, including one living west of Austin that they say qualifies as endangered.The research team also determined that a salamander species previously identified near Georgetown, one that already has federal protection as a threatened species and that
The sprinkler system sprayed streams of water into an already soaked yard, splattering droplets into standing mud puddles. This was last week, a cold, rainy morning on the final day of 2018, and a year that saw this area receive its second highest annual rainfall amount – 56 inches – in recorded history. And someone…