Aug 15, 2019: This article has been updated to include comment from the LSGCD. On Aug. 14, the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District lowered its groundwater use
A tug-of-war over management of a Texas aquifer that provides drinking water for 2 million people, pitting farmers and river conservationists against San Antonio residents, went before a Fifth Circ…
August is National Water Quality month.
You don’t always get what you pay for and in Montgomery County the debate continuesbetween groundwater entities.
Midland oil company Concho Resources has entered into a joint venture with Houston-based Solaris Water Midstream in a business move that is expected to boost oilfield water recycling in Permian Basin.
Hays County will head back to court to try to prevent pipeline construction through the area after filing a notice of intent that they would be suing Kinder Morgan a second time.
“We are actually more or less returning to the way this land was … [when] the pioneers, they came in here 100, 150 years ago.”
A recent UA-led study highlights how groundwater pumping depletes surface water levels — a finding of particular importance for Arizona’s rivers.
SAN ANGELO, Texas (AP) – A West Texas city that in 2017 bought a nearly 33,000 acre (13,355 hectare) ranch to ensure its municipal water supply has offered to sell the property for nearly $52.5 million. The San Angelo Standard-Times reports the for-sale sign is up at the Ford Ranch, located in parts of Concho, McCulloch and Menard (muh-NARD’) counties. San Angelo purchased the Ford Ranch for about $44 million. Listing agent King Land and Water says the ranch was acquired to preserve access to the Hickory Aquifer. The city of about 100,000 relies on lakes and reservoirs for water. San Angelo in the 1970s purchased rights to own and manage the Hickory Aquifer as a hedge against drought-related shortfalls. San Angelo, in any ranch sale, would require deed restrictions to preserve its aquifer access. ___ Information from: Standard-Times, http://www.sanangelostandardtimes.com
Jul 12, 2019: Entities including the city of Conroe are doubling down on an ongoing conflict surrounding water rates in Montgomery County. A resolution to oppose the