Conservation News

A tale of two aquifers – News – Alice Echo News-Journal – Alice, TX

Upon hearing results from a new Southwestern Travis County Groundwater study on Oct. 1, Travis County Commissioner Brigid Shea said: “This trend is alarming. If the Middle Trinity is depleted and the Lower Trinity data show long and progressive water level declines — and that trend will likely continue — I think it is important that this information be widely disseminated so people understand the threat.”It’s true. Travis County and Barton Springs

Source: A tale of two aquifers – News – Alice Echo News-Journal – Alice, TX

Bastrop groundwater hearing kicks off with shots at LCRA – News – Austin American-Statesman – Austin, TX

For hours Tuesday, John Hofmann parried the attacks and criticisms launched by a small phalanx of attorneys that had a unified aim of keeping eight proposed Lower Colorado River Authority water wells out of Bastrop County.As the LCRA’s executive vice president of water, it was Hofmann’s decision, he said, to look for new water resources under the ground. Specifically, under Bastrop and Lee counties, where the Simsboro Aquifer lies.Tuesday was the first day in what will be a lengthy

Source: Bastrop groundwater hearing kicks off with shots at LCRA – News – Austin American-Statesman – Austin, TX

Hearings over controversial LCRA groundwater pumping begin in Bastrop next week – News – Austin American-Statesman – Austin, TX

After months of preparing, the numerous parties involved in the Lower Colorado River Authority’s request for a controversial groundwater permit are gearing up for show time.Next week, the case that has embroiled over 100 landowners from Bastrop and Lee counties for over a year will go before judges for a six-day hearing beginning Tuesday.“This has been a pretty long, drawn-out process,” said Travis Brown, a board member of the Simsboro Aquifer Water Defense Fund, or SAWDF,

Source: Hearings over controversial LCRA groundwater pumping begin in Bastrop next week – News – Austin American-Statesman – Austin, TX

Hearings over controversial LCRA groundwater pumping begin in Bastrop next week – News – Austin American-Statesman – Austin, TX

After months of preparing, the numerous parties involved in the Lower Colorado River Authority’s request for a controversial groundwater permit are gearing up for show time.Next week, the case that has embroiled over 100 landowners from Bastrop and Lee counties for over a year will go before judges for a six-day hearing beginning Tuesday.“This has been a pretty long, drawn-out process,” said Travis Brown, a board member of the Simsboro Aquifer Water Defense Fund, or SAWDF,

Source: Hearings over controversial LCRA groundwater pumping begin in Bastrop next week – News – Austin American-Statesman – Austin, TX

West Lake Hills approves groundwater resolution – News – Austin American-Statesman – Austin, TX

West Lake Hills passed a resolution Aug. 29 supporting the creation of the Southwestern Travis County Groundwater Conservation District.The district, which was created by House Bill 4345 in 2017, would be charged with preserving and protecting groundwater through education, outreach and waste prevention. It covers Bee Cave, Lakeway and West Lake Hills, as well as unincorporated areas of Travis County west of those cities and between the Hays County line and the Colorado River, said board member

Source: West Lake Hills approves groundwater resolution – News – Austin American-Statesman – Austin, TX