This Week in Texas Water

Tuesday, 19 August 2014 17:01 Written by

Texas Alliance of Groundwater Districts monitors what is happening in Texas water. Here is a summary for the week.

West’s Historic Drought Stokes Fears of Water Crisis, Washington Post

During Drought, Once-Mighty Texas Rice Belt Fades Away, State Impact

Wharton County Town Blames Farmers for Dry Wells, Houston Chronicle

San Antonio Mulls $3 Billion Water Supply Project, Texas Tribune

Christi Craddick: The TT Interview, Texas Tribune

Texas Attorney General Rejects EPA Clean Water Act Proposed Regulations, McKinney Courier-Gazette

Why Texas Is Fighting the Federal Government over Water, Governing

Scientists Were Expecting a Big El Niño This Year. So Where Did It Go? Vox

State Agency Oks New Rules for Injection Wells, Star-Telegram

Environmental Group Says Illegal Diesel Fracking Used in Texas, State Impact

What We Can Learn From Australia and Turning Off the Tap, Time

It’s Official: Edwards Is In Stage IV Pumping Restrictions, San Antonio Express-News

Edwards Aquifer Users Consider How to Pump Less, San Antonio Express-News

San Antonio Avoids Deeper Water Restrictions, San Antonio Business Journal

Feds Won’t Watch Out for Blind Spider, Texas Tribune

Coping with Massive Growth and Record Drought in Texas with Phil Wilson, The Water Values

Wind Coalition Makes Its Case To Texas Regulators Mulling Over New EPA Plan, North American Wind Power

SAWS Comments on Ice Bucket Challenge During Drought, San Antonio Express-News

LCRA Dispatches Employee to Wichita Falls to Examine Evaporation Technology, Austin American-Statesman

Researchers Investigate Remarkable Approach to Desalination, National Science Foundation

Officers Out in Full Force to Catch Water Wasters, FOX 29

Ogallala Aquifer’s Dramatic Drying Sows Deep Concerns for High Plains Agriculture, Topeka Capital-Journal

SAWS Offering Money-Saving Incentives to Conserve Water, KENS 5

Companies Begin Slow Shift to Recycling Wastewater, Midland Reporter-Telegram

SAWS Pushes for New Water Pipeline, News 4 San Antonio

Lawn Water Management, Alice Echo News Journal

Where’s the Beef? The Drought Is Drying Up the Meat Industry, Consumer Affairs

Water Conservation Incentives On Topic At AgrLife Workshop, Valley Morning Star

Texas Company Markets Waterless Toilet, KSAT

Land Deal Forges Water Study Partnership Between San Antonio, Fair Oaks Ranch, San Antonio Express-News

Water Flows Into Town From Variety Of Sources, Austin American-Statesman

TWDB Takes Public Comment in San Angelo, Go San Angelo

Stage IV Drought Measures Implemented by GBRA on Hydroelectric Lakes, GBRA

Drought Prompts San Marcos To Enact Provision M Habitat Plan, Austin American-Statesman

More Enforcement On Tap For San Marcos, KEYE TV

Nine Desalination and Water Purification Research Projects and Pilot Studies Receive $1.4 Million from the Bureau of Reclamation, US Bureau of Reclamation

HPWD Approves Measure to Monitor and Restrict Water, My FOX Lubbock

City, Lake, State Agency Plan Study of Lake Cherokee, News-Journal

Riparian Restorations on Farms and Ranches in Texas Is Now Available, North Texas e-News

This Week in Texas Water

Monday, 11 August 2014 16:37 Written by

Texas Alliance of Groundwater Districts monitors what is happening in Texas water. Here is a summary for the week.

Aquifer Plummets, More Pumping Cuts Likely Within Days, San Antonio Express-News

Some See Texas Oil Wells As Water Producers, Houston Chronicle

Looking For Water In the Oil Field, San Antonio Express-News

Thirsty For Investments In Water, Forbes

SAWS Could Become Regional Water Seller, San Antonio Express-News

Pipeline Deal A Necessity For Our Future, San Antonio Express-News

In Texas Panhandle, A Growing Need For A Shallow Lake’s Water, Texas Tribune

Drying Times: Could The Rapidly Depleting Ogallala Aquifer Run Dry? Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

We’re Using Less Water—So Why Are We Paying More For It? Vocativ

Water Board Delays Final Decision Over Marvin Nichols, Texas Tribune

Water Board Calls For More Data On Marvin Nichols Project, Dallas Morning News

Battle Over Land, Water, Denton Record-Chronicle

Weekly Water Report: The Importance Of Watersheds, KSAT

Texas Wetlands Helping To Treat Wastewater, AZ Central

West Dallas Neighbors Fighting City’s Plan To Convert Pond Into Wetland, Dallas Morning News

The ‘P3’ Dilemma: How Effective Are Public-Private Partnerships? Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Legislators Talk Oil, Water And Transportation, Go San Angelo

Fracking Companies Begin Slow Shift To Recycling Wastewater, Dallas Morning News

E. Texas Lakes Being Monitored For Toxin That Sparked Ohio Water Crisis, KOTV

Mexico Cuts Tap To U.S., Country A Year Behind In Water-Sharing Volume, Valley Morning Star

Austin City Council Explores Easing Up ‘Gray Water’ Rules, Time Warner Cable News

City Council Votes To Ban Synthetic Turf & Artificial Grass, CBS DFW

Kerrville Settles Suit Over Failed Well, San Antonio Express-News

Clear Future For Desal On Costal Bend, Some Say, Caller Times

Legislators Want Quick Action On Ike Dike, Houston Chronicle

Aquifer Near Fort Stockton Could Be A Source For San Angelo, Go San Angelo

STW Signs Lease Agreement With City Of Fort Stockton To Recover Brackish Water From The Capitan Reef Brackish Water Aquifer, Wall Street Journal

Brazos River Minnows Added To Endangered Species List; Could Impact Lubbock Water Plan, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

TxDOT Foresees ‘Negligible’ Aquifer Impacts From SH 45 SW, San Marcos Mercury

Wichita Falls Lake Levels Remain Virtually Unchanged, Times Record News

Fall Forecast Brings Rain To North Texas, Dallas Morning News

Rainfall Events Are Encouraging Across Southwest But Drought Persists, Southwest Farm Press

Southwest Drought Stubbornly Hangs On, Southwest Farm Press

Drought Leaves Texans Sweating The Future, CBS News

EAA: Stage 4 Possible By Tuesday, SAWS To Stay At Stage 2, KSAT

TWDB To Hold Public Meeting On Water Funding Rules, Go San Angelo

Lawton Council Eyes Water Line From Texas, News 9

Getting Energy From Oil And Gas Doesn’t Require Using Fresh Groundwater, Says Texas A&M Researcher, TAMU Times

Canadian Company Strikes Deal With LCRA, Buys Texas Rural Water Systems, Austin Business Journal

Lake Texoma’s Water Level Continues To Rise, KXII

The Current Flow Of Water In Amarillo, High Plains Public Radio

Herb Booth: Water Conservation Plan Approved, Dallas Morning News

San Marcos Will Soon Adopt Stage 4 Water Restrictions, My FOX Austin

Fort Worth Water Rates Expected to Increase, Star-Telegram

Wave Of Problems Conspire To Deplete Gulf Oysters, San Antonio Express-News

Texas Conservation Alliance Speaks Out Against Proposed Cedar Ridge Reservoir, KTXS

This Week in Texas Water

Monday, 04 August 2014 16:24 Written by

Texas Alliance of Groundwater Districts monitors what is happening in Texas water. Here is a summary for the week.

Texas Agencies to Crack Down on Illegal Water Use, Houston Chronicle

Ten Crops That Demand Massive Amounts of Water as Drought Grips West, AccuWeather

Cedar Tree Removal Program to Increase Water Supply Approved, My FOX Austin

Water Security Requires Varied Strategies, San Antonio Express-News

There Will Be No Water By 2040 If We Keep Doing What We’re Doing Today, Catholic Online

Report: World Faces Water Crises by 2040, Aljazeera America

Should Wastewater Utilities Own The Water They Treat After Its Discharged? Water Online

Report: Solar Crucial to Avoid Water-Related Conflict, PV Tech

Ohio Water Crisis a Warning for Texas, Other States, Texas Tribune

Man-Made Wetlands Turn Wastewater Into Tap Water, San Antonio Express-News

White House: Major Costs to Delaying Climate Change Policy, CNN Politics

Texas’ Atlantis Surfaces Beneath Lake Arrowhead, San Antonio Express-News

Parched Cities Watch Wichita Falls Water Experiment, Amarillo Globe-News

Brewing Beer with Less Water While Battling Drought in Texas, State Impact

Texas A&M Group Offers Help With Shale Water Concerns, Texas Tribune

The Q&A: Jim Blackburn, Texas Tribune

M&G Asks to Desalinate Seawater, Corpus Christi Caller Times

Water Levels at Area Lakes Continue to Rise, News Channel 10

Drought Conditions Down Sharply From Last Year, San Antonio Business Journal

Drought Status Improves Across Texas, Southwest Farm Press

Drought Beginning to Ease in East Texas, Lufkin News

Public Sounds Off On Rule Requiring Farmers to Track Water Use, Amarillo Globe-News

Chisholm Trail Water Battle Will Impact Killeen, Killeen Daily Herald

Despite Rains, Water Conservation Still Matters, Bandera County Courier

A Short List of Effective Actions to Conserve Water at Home, National Geographic

Japanese Garden Using Native Plants, Texas Public Radio

Drought Resistant Grass Could Keep Lawns Green, KGNS TV

High Contaminant Average Prompts Letter To San Marcos Water Customers, KXAN

Direct Reuse of Wastewater is Best for Some Texas Towns, Austin American-Statesman

Bipartisan Resistance to New Reservoir Could Leave North Texas Dry, Fort Worth Weekly

Delegation Visits Brownsville Desalination Plant in Search of Answers, Brownsville Herald

Drought Causes Water Ban in Texas,

Statement from Corn Producers Association of Texas on High Plains Water District’s Proposed Rule Revisions, Digital Journal

Local Water Supplies Hit by Trifecta of Issues, Rockwall Herald Banner

Residents Reduce Water Use to Comply with Restrictions, KRISTV

This Week in Texas Water

Monday, 28 July 2014 20:25 Written by

Texas Alliance of Groundwater Districts monitors what is happening in Texas water. Here is a summary for the week.

Drought Hastens Groundwater Depletion in the Texas Panhandle, National Geographic

Illegal “Straws” Freely Drawing Water from Area Lakes, KXAN

What’s the Hold Up, El Nińo? NOAA

Climate Change Clouds Future of El Niño, State Impact

SAWS Taken to Task on Aquifer Protection, San Antonio Express-News

Groundwater District Blocks Real Estate Developer, Austin American-Statesman

In Big Bend, Battle Looms on Fracking Along the Border, State Impact

The Future of Texas’ Groundwater Supply May Be Precarious, Experts Say, E&E Publishing

NASA Made An Underground Water Map To See Just How Bad The Drought Is, Gizmodo

Texas Border Fracking Standoff: NY Court Ruling May Affect Outcome, Fronteras

Texas and San Antonio Argue Over Who Owns Wastewater, Water Wastewater Management

Mapping the Spread of Drought Across the U.S., New York Times

Drought Monitor Shows Scattered Improvement on Cooler, Wet Weather, Farm Futures

Drought Forces Creative Use of Water, Austin American-Statesman

Travis County Supports Collaborating on Water Issues, Community Impact

SAWS More Than Doubles San Antonio’s Non-Edwards Aquifer Water Supply, KENS 5

Fearing for Beer: Drought Could Threaten All the Stuff That Brewers Depend On, Forth Worth Weekly

Drought, Disease Behind Texas Oysters Shortage, Valley Morning Star

AACOG Hears Proposal for Moderating Water Concerns in Eagle Ford Shale, KSAT 12

SAWS Targets Aug. 12 for Draft Pipeline Pact, San Antonio Express-News

Oil Companies Looking to Cities for Water Needs, CBS 7

Direct Potable Reuse to Provide Cleaner Drinking Water, Houston Chronicle

Perryman: Texas’ Water Worries, OA Online

Texas A&M Producing Handmade Water Filters, KGNS TV

Drinking Water Systems Draw Federal Concerns, KETK

Can Brush Control Program Enhance Water Supplies? Austin American-Statesman

Brush Control Program in Texas Draws Opponents, KVUE

Farmers Battle Texas Drought with Sustainable Farming, KAGS

County Water Suppliers Receive Drought Disaster Relief Grants, San Angelo Live

City OK’s Pioneer Water Deal, OA Online

Corpus Christi Cracks Down on Water Conservation, News Channel 10

Soil Moisture Profiles Still Low, Southwest Farm Press

Rains Give Scant Relief to Lakes in Fast-Growing System, Dallas Morning News

Plano Calls ‘Water Holiday’ to Thank Residents for Conserving, Dallas Morning News

Kaufman Police Enforce Water Restrictions, Kaufman Herald

Graham Looking into Reuse Water, Texoma Homepage

Engineers Plumb Depths of Three Water Solutions, Kilgore News Herald

Texas Water Development Board to Meet in Cleburne on Tuesday, Dallas Morning News

Private Water Well Screening Set for July 30 in Sweetwater, Sweetwater Reporter

Texas Well Owners Network Educational Program to Be Hosted Aug. 7, Victoria Advocate

This Week in Texas Water

Tuesday, 22 July 2014 02:54 Written by

Texas Alliance of Groundwater Districts monitors what is happening in Texas water. Here is a summary for the week.

Storms Get Headlines, but Drought Is a Sneaky, Devastating Game-Changer, National Geographic

A World Without Water, Financial Times

Storms Get Headlines, but Drought Is a Sneaky, Devastating Game-Changer

New Desalination Plant Could Treat Fracking Water, Texas Tribune

In Texas, Using Fire to Protect and Expand Water Supplies, State Impact

Blackburn: Cost of Water a Key Element in Bay Debate, Houston Chronicle

Denton Could Become First Texas City to Ban Fracking, Fox News

Does Water Conservation Have to be the Enemy of Financial Stability? National Geographic

The Rate at Which Groundwater Reservoirs Are Being Depleted Is Increasing, Phys Org

Experts Say the Threat of Wildfires is Already Above Normal in Western States, Washington Post

Texas Water Well Network, Alice Echo News Journal

NTMWD Cites Three Factors for Water Shortage, Allen American

The High Plains Underground Water District Hosts Public Hearings, KFYO

Water Series: About the Ogallala, Kansas Agland

SAWS Starts Getting Water from Gonzales County, San Antonio Express-News

UTEP Students & Professors Team with NMSU, EPA to Provide Colonia Residents with Drinking Water, El Paso Times

State Seeking Public Input on Conservation Priorities, KETR

Seymour Hooks Up Additional Wells for Water Usage, Texoma Homepage

Schertz-Seguin Pipeline Transporting San Antonio Water, San Antonio Express-News

SAWS Working on Multibillion-Dollar Water Deal, Time Warner Cable News

Pipeline Could Deliver Water Well Beyond 2050, San Antonio Express-News

City Announces Latest Water Conservation Efforts, Corpus Christi Caller Times

New Study Shows Rate of Groundwater Decline Slowing in Texas, State Impact

Wichita Falls Makes 9 Million Dollars Less in Water Revenues, Texoma Homepage

City of Fort Stockton Fined for Unpermitted Export, Sale of Water, News West 9

Amarillo City Councilors Consider Adding Lake Meredith Water in City Water Supply, My High Plains

Recent Rains Not helping Drought or Lakes, My Fox Austin

Eight Reasons the Cost of Water is Rising, Consulting-Specifying Engineer

Carrizo Aquifer Water to Supplement Edwards, San Antonio Express-News

Texas Lawmakers Study Desalination Expansion, San Antonio Express-News

NTMWD in Planning Stages to Gain Better Access to Lake Lavon, Frisco Enterprise

Drought Conditions Mostly Unchanged, Southwest Farm Press

This Week in Texas Water

Tuesday, 15 July 2014 19:15 Written by

Texas Alliance of Groundwater Districts monitors what is happening in Texas water. Here is a summary for the week.

Water Planners Focus on Bigger Texas, Not a Hotter One, Texas Tribune

State to San Antonio: No, You Can’t Own Your Wastewater, Killeen Daily Herald

SAWS, Wanting to Control Effluent, Runs Into Some Obstacles, San Antonio Express-News

Gov. Perry News Proclamation Extending Drought Emergency, Office of the Governor Rick Perry

Don’t Mess with Texas’ Big Cranes, Houston Chronicle

Texas Water Plans Must Consider Endangered Species, San Antonio Express-News

Recycled Water Now on Tap: Project is First of Its Magnitude in America, Times Record News

The Art of Water Recovery, New York Times

One Man’s Mission to Curb Illegal Dumping of Texas Frack Waste, Inside Climate News

With Edwards Aquifer Dropping Fast, Call on People to Conserve, San Antonio Express-News

Plans to Hire Watermaster Don’t End Disputes over Brazos River Water, Houston Chronicle

Can Mary Rhodes Phase 2 Deliver? KRISTV

LCRA Increases Water Rates, Community Impact

AgriLife Research Study Identifies Contributing Factors to Groundwater Table Declines, AgriLife Today

Permanent Water Relief Comes to Spicewood Beach, KVUE

Desperate Times, Desperate Drilling, News Channel 6

Interior Secretary Pledges $43M for Conservation, SFGate

Water Development Board Continues to Address Texas Drought, Cypress Creek Mirror

New Rules and Measures Battle Invasive Zebra Mussels, Nature World News

Broken Water Line Prompts Conservation Alerts, Houston Chronicle

Falling Lake Levels Trigger Water Conservation Measures, Corpus Christi Caller Times

Mixed Conditions Persist with Texas Weather, Southwest Farm Press

The Source: SAWS Negotiates Big Deal for Piped-In Water, Texas Public Radio

Texas Plant Deploys Promising Technology to Clean Produced Water, NGI’s Shale Daily

SAWS Begins Open and Transparent Negotiation for Largest Non-Edwards Water Deal, San Antonio Water System

NTMWD’s Water Supply Affected by Three Main Factors, North Texas Municipal Water District

Big Spring Cuts Off Water to Customers Outside of Town, CBS 7

State Leaders Urge Continued Water Conservation, San Angelo Live

Water Logic That Won’t Happen: Replace Texas Lawns with Natural Desert Landscaping, Dallas Morning News

Groundwater Decline More Complicated Than Irrigation, Southwest Farm Press

Million Gallons of Sewage Spill into Pflugerville Creek, Austin American-Statesman

U.S. Materials Now Required for Federal Water Projects, Zanesville Times Recorder

Texas Water Development Board Releases Proposed Rule Making, OA Online

This Week in Texas Water

Tuesday, 08 July 2014 21:58 Written by

Texas Alliance of Groundwater Districts monitors what is happening in Texas water. Here is a summary for the week.

The Last Drop: America’s Breadbasket Faces Dire Water Crisis, NBC News

5th Circuit Reverses District Court Opinion in Victory for Water Suppliers, Killeen Daily Herald

An Expedition on the Disappearing Rio Grande, Texas Tribune

Public Attitudes Toward Water Management and Drought in Texas, Texas Water Journal

Chart: Look How Much Water the Energy Sector Wastes, Green Tech Media

Dowsing: Truth or Trickery? KETK

Dow Chemical’s Water Woes Signal Trouble, Texas Tribune

Cities Losing Money with Drought and Watering Restrictions, CBS DFW

How We Should Pay for Water, New York Times

SAWS’ New Desalination Plant, By the Numbers, Texas Public Radio

Underground Water District Receives $600K Grant for Meters, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

The Q&A: Blair Fitzsimons, Texas Tribune

Lost for 60 Years, Ring Turns Up in Dry Texas Lake, Star-Telegram

Should Austin Conserve More Water? Yes, Task Force Says, Austin American-Statesman

Irrigation Water Helps Restore Native Vegetation to Rio Grande, Fronteras

Capturing Graywater for Plants, San Antonio Express-News

Programs in San Antonio Will Spotlight Watershed Stakeholder Engagement, AgrLife Today

East Texans Join Debate Over Water Rights, KTRE

SAWS Embarks on Plant to Get Salt Out of Water, San Antonio Express-News

In Its Fight with Drought, Wichita Falls Considers Using Chemical for Relief, Killeen Daily Herald

SAWS Enters Negotiations for Water Pipeline, Texas Public Radio

Texas Counties Tackle Cloud Seeding, Texoma’s Homepage

Palestine Lake Water Levels Above Other Lakes: Other East Texas Lakes Below Normal After No Summer Rain, Tyler Morning Telegraph

Sunnyvale Looking at Expensive Tap into the Lake Next Door, Dallas Morning News

Texas Committee Considers Desalination, San Antonio Express-News

Drought Causing Domino Effect on Fish and Wildlife, Texoma’s Homepage

Construction Set to Begin on South Bexar County Desal Plant, San Antonio Business Journal

SAWS Moves Forward on Pipeline, San Antonio Express-News

Wind Farm Developer Proposes Desalination Plant Near South Padre, The Monitor


Water Treatment Plants Battle Zebra Mussels, Denton Record-Chronicle

This Week in Texas Water

Monday, 30 June 2014 17:08 Written by

Texas Alliance of Groundwater Districts monitors what is happening in Texas water. Here is a summary for the week.

Here’s 5 Challenges to Texas Water That Might Surprise You, State Impact

Increasing Levels of Fracking Increase Risk to Communities, Threaten Wastewater Resources and Human Health, Water Online

Ensuring Sufficient Water Supplies in Texas, Houston Chronicle

Drought Update: California May Only Have Two Years of Water, Other States Not Far Behind, Water Online

Water Sent Through Austin to Downstream Farmers in 2011 Was Three Times What the City Lately Uses in a Year, PolitiFact Texas

Rules to Prevent Spread of Zebra Mussels Now Expanded Statewide, The Observer

Possible Water Restrictions for Central Texas, KEYE

Banyan Water Introduces Banyan Water Bracelet, Fort Mill Times

Officials Lobby for Water Desalination at Hearing, Aransas Pass Progress

Task Force Looks at Ways to Protect City’s Water Supply, KVUE

The Texas Energy Industry Takes Leading Role in Water Conservation, Midland Reporter-Telegram

Despite Its Name, Texas’ Wastewater Is a Valuable Resource, Houston Chronicle

GBRA to Get Federal Money for Water Study, Victoria Advocate

Texas Oks Wastewater Reuse for Wichita Falls, Fort Worth Business Press

Lake Texoma Water Level Up Nearly 2 Feet, KXII

State’s Myriad Issues All Come Back to One Thing: Water, Houston Chronicle

Wetland Water Reuse Project Saving North Texans Millions, CBS DFW

Prop 6 Plans Emerge at Hearing, Dallas Morning News

Experts Offer Grim Outlook for Wichita Falls Drought Relief, WFAA

LCRA Imposes Drought Rates, Austin American-Statesman

First-Of-Its-Kind Desalination Plant Unveiled in Texas, Water Online

This Week in Texas Water

Tuesday, 24 June 2014 20:20 Written by

Texas Alliance of Groundwater Districts monitors what is happening in Texas water. Here is a summary for the week.

Water Restrictions Don’t Apply to Fracking Operations in Most North Texas Cities, KHOU

A Push for New Look into Tainted Water’s Source, New York Times

Texas Among Nation’s Worst Water Polluters, My High Plains

Water: The Price Is Wrong, Huffington Post

Proposed New Rules Shed Light on Future Water Projects, Texas Tribune

Water Conservation Legislation Needed, San Antonio Express-News

What Will Hundreds of Water Tests Reveal About Drilling in Texas? State Impact

As Texas Shakes and Regulators Stall, Midland Will Have Its Water and Frack Too, Dallas Observer

Battling Over the Brazos, Dallas Morning News

Cost of Desalination Dominates Water Panel Hearings, Amarillo Globe-News

Recent Rains Help, But Most of Texas Is Still Very Thirsty, TAMU Times

The Q&A: Martin Rochelle, Texas Tribune

Committee Wants Answers on Desal Costs, Caller Times

El Niño May Not Be As Robust As Expected, Southwest Farm Press

How Wasted Gas From Drilling Could Save Millions of Gallons of Texas Water, State Impact

Draft Rules for Texas Water Infrastructure Projects Released, Austin Business Journal

El Paso Jumps Into Fight Over Rio Grande Water, El Paso Times

Task Force Mulls Pulling Drinking Water from Lady Bird Lake, Other Sources, Time Warner Cable News

Proper Water Management Key to Preserving Supply, Austin American-Statesman

Water Group Ready to Defend Response, Daily Tribune

Two Proposals Identified for Flood Control Along Cypress Creek, Community Impact

State Loan Boosts Efforts for Local Water Conservation Facility, Amarillo Globe-News

Harvesting Rainwater Is An Option, Tyler Morning Telegraph

Saving Water, One House at a Time, Austin Chronicle

Heavy Rain Brings Flash flooding to Parts of North Texas, WFAA

Texas Gas Town Considers Banning Fracking, Daily Astorian

LCRA Raises Water Rates for Some Customers, State Impact

Wellborn Water Violations Spark Concern with Residents, KBTX

New Water Well Unlikely to Solve Barnhart’s Water Supply Problems, San Angelo Live

This Week in Texas Water

Tuesday, 17 June 2014 17:07 Written by

Texas Alliance of Groundwater Districts monitors what is happening in Texas water. Here is a summary for the week.

Summer Heat Begins: Water Conservation Tips, Bexar Witness

A Texas-Sized Climate Crisis: Water Wars Break Out Across State, Salon

Lawmakers Spotlight Massive Texas-New Mexico Water Dispute, Las Cruces Sun News

Underground and Under Scrutiny, A Changing State Increasingly Turns to Groundwater, Texas Water Resources Institute

Regional Plan Provides Regional Solutions, Edwards Aquifer Water Conservation Plan Gets Help from WCTC, Texas Water Resources Institute

Is It Time for Texas to Welcome ASR? Texas Weights the Cost and Advantages of Aquifer Storage and Recovery, Texas Water Resources Institute

Everybody is Talking About It, Is Brackish Groundwater the Most Promising ‘New’ Water? Texas Water Resources Institute

Texas Groundwater Administration, Intersection of Management and Planning Presents Challenges, Texas Water Resources Institute

Protect Our Land, Protect Our Water: Rural Conservation Ensures Cities’ Water Supplies, Benefits Landowners, Texas Water Resources Institute

Texas Well Owner Network, Resources Help Landowners Protect Groundwater, Texas Water Resources Institute

El Niño Could Make U.S. Weather More Extreme During 2014, Scientific American

Red River Begins to Flow Again, Texoma’s Homepage

Farmers Cope with Drought as Texas-New Mexico Fight Over Rio Grande Water, KHOU

Central Texas Water Woes Could be Worse – At Least It’s Clean, Austin American-Statesman

Texas Crop, Weather: Drought Recedes a Little, But Many Reservoirs Remain Critically Low, Leon County Today

Water is Top Priority for FY 2014-15, Go San Angelo

Water Woes Force Big Brewers to Tighten the Tap, Fresno Bee

As Highland Lakes Near Record Low, Will They Ever Fill Again? State Impact

Texas Needs Strong, Consistent Conservation Efforts, Dallas Morning News

Why the Texas Supreme Court May Hear Legal Fight Over San Angelo’s Water, San Angelo Live

Report: Water Not Tasty, But Drinkable, Go San Angelo

Editorial” The ‘New Normal’ for North Texas Water Use, Dallas Morning News

River Water Scare Prompts Push for Real-Time Data, Valley Morning Star

Legislators Look to Desalination to Solve Water Woes, Amarillo Globe-News

Elsa Secures $1.3 Million Loan for Water Pipeline, The Monitor

Desalination Pilot Study Gets Underway, KRISTV

Agreement Ends Lawsuit Over Northwest Austin Water Plant, Austin American-Statesman

City Mulls Water Pipeline Project for Halliburton, Industrial Development, OA Online

Water Options Limited for SpaceX, Valley Morning Star

7 of 13 Cities Already Meet New Limits on Water Usage, Dallas Morning News

Council: City Aims to Seal Stormwater Deal, Go San Angelo

North Texas Municipal Water District Expresses Thanks for Legislation Providing Exemption to Federal Lacey Act, Blue Ribbon News

The Museum Reach: Flood Control Disguised As a Park, Texas Public Radio

Rain Brings Tons of Trash to San Antonio River, News 4

Water Conservation No Joke in Little Elm, Little Elm Journal

City Council Bringing Back Water Conservation Rebate, KSN

Would You Drink Water from Cow Poop? Fiscal Times

Lavon Water District to Reconsider Fire Hydrant Locks, Dallas Morning News

This Week in Texas Water

Tuesday, 10 June 2014 03:21 Written by

Texas Alliance of Groundwater Districts monitors what is happening in Texas water. Here is a summary for the week.

Scientists: Tests Prove Fracking to Blame for Flaming Texas Wells, KHOU

Scientists: Fracking Polluted Texas Family’s Drinking Water, Earthworks

Texas Homeowner Vents Methane from Water Well, Sets It on Fire, MSNBC

Will Texas’ New GOP State Senators Leave the State High and Dry? Star-Telegram

Is It Time for Texas to Welcome ASR? Texas Weighs the Cost and Advantages of Aquifer Storage and Recovery, Texas Water Resources Institute

Texas Among Fastest-Warming States, Climate Data Shows, Dallas Morning News

Rainwater Harvesting ‘Soaking In’ as Way to Conserve Texas’ Water Resources, Phys Org

Water Woes: Drawn Away, Denton Record-Chronicle

Lawmakers Hear Progress on Water Projects, Time Warner Cable News

The Q&A: Jordan Furnans, Texas Tribune

GBRA Lawsuit over SAWS Water Dismissed, San Antonio Express-News

NBU, GBRA Set for Reuse Debate, New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Drilling May Have Drained Tarrant County Lake, CBS DFW

‘Regional Carrizo’ Helping with Drought, San Antonio Express-News

How to Reuse Grey Water in the Home and Yard, Tree Hugger

El Niño 70% Likely to Arrive in Summer, Says US Weather Forecaster, Guardian

Texas Dairies Meeting the Challenge of Feeding the Planet While Saving Its Water, Gilmer Mirror

Is a Sizzling Summer in Texas’ Forecast? Time Warner Cable News

State Updates Tomball Officials on Its Financing Plans for Water Projects, Houston Chronicle

Texas Lawmakers Ironing Out Water Fund, KEYE

Is Desalination Texas’ Water Future? KXAN

Rainfall Offers Hope and Short-Term Relief, Southwest Farm Press

Water Experts Optimistic About Ogallala’s Ability to Recharge, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Legal Ruling Keeps Water Flowing to Estuaries, San Antonio Business Journal

Committee Urges Austin Water Utility: Cut Costs, Consider Drought Fee, Austin American-Statesman

Group Fights for Local Control of Water, Time Warner Cable News

Have a Glass of ‘Purified’ Water, El Paso Inc

Council Considers Conservation vs. Water Sales, Go San Angelo

Study Finds Parts of Kerr and Kendall Counties Need More Water to Keep Up with Growth, KENS 5

City in Stormwater Limbo, Go San Angelo

State of Water: Texans Learning to Live with Water Scarcity, Caller

Could Hurricane Season be Answer to Texas Drought? Time Warner Cable News

Water Conservation at Top of Government’s Agenda in the Panhandle, Connect Amarillo

Drought Takes Its Toll on the Plains and the Gulf, High Plains Public Radio

Drought Is Becoming a Problem for the Economy, Business Insider

This Week in Texas Water

Tuesday, 03 June 2014 16:45 Written by

Texas Alliance of Groundwater Districts monitors what is happening in Texas water. Here is a summary for the week.

Where Will Austin Go for Water Next? State Impact

Water Wars: Pumping Divides Family, Starts Feud After Well Goes Dry, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Nation Could Face Water Shortfall in Next Decade, Watchdog Warns, Washington Times

Months Behind Schedule, New Water Well Finally Arriving for Spicewood Beach, State Impact

A Postmodern Water Frontier, Earth Island Journal

Lawmakers, Landowners Keep Eye on Water Rights, Amarillo Globe-News

Aquifer Storage and Recovery Initiative Aims to Increase Expertise, Research, Texas Water Resources Institute

Heavy Rains Skip Texas City, No ‘Poster Child’ of Drought, Mashable

Edwards Aquifer Levels Up This Month, Drought Persists, Time Warner Cable News

The Big Dry: A Twenty-First Century Water War Erupts in Texas, Earth Island Journal

Drought Gets No Respect, But It Can Be Devastating, Even After the Rains Resume, Arkansas Matters

Researchers Study Water Cycle and Cloud Formation and Design Computer Algorithm Models to Understand Impact, Phys Org

Hotter and Drier Than Normal Summer, Forecasters Say, KXAN

Have a Glass of ‘Purified’ Water: EPWU to Turn Sewer Water to Drinking Water, El Paso Inc.

Students Create Water-Saving Rain Catcher, News 4 San Antonio

Rainfall Likely to Delay Record-Drought Declaration, Austin American-Statesman

Lake Levels Get Boost from Continuing Rain, KXAN

Stage 2 Water Restrictions to Kick in Sunday Despite Holiday Rain, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Texas Reservoir Conditions by County, Go San Angelo

High Plains Water District Rules to Require Metering, No New Meters, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

North Texas Water District Again Tapping Supply from Lake Texoma, Star-Telegram

Officials Consider Tapping into Aquifer to Combat Drought,  KHOU

Mike Kelly: Our Situation is Simple; We Must Save Every Precious Drop We Can, Go San Angelo

Water Policy Divides Texas GOP, Water Online

North Texas Water Restrictions Remain in Place, Dallas Morning News

Drought Possible Culprit in Massive Fish Kill on Gulf Coast, State Impact

Zebra Mussel Rules Now Statewide; Highland Lakes in ‘Crosshairs,’ River Cities Daily Tribune

Local Company Recycles Dirty Frac Water, KRISTV

Texas: Can’t Tie Water Contamination to Drilling, Washington Post


Texas Homeowner Vents Methane from Water Well, Sets It On Fire, MSNBC

Water from Lake Texoma Could Be Back in North Texas Homes Soon, Dallas Morning News

Lower Rio Grande Valley Looks at Alternative Water Solutions, Southwest Farm Press

Sasser: Low Waters Could Mean Trouble for Boaters, Sports Day DFW

Water Supply Rises to at Least 18 Months: Rains Don’t Yet Change Drought Level 2 Restrictions, Go San Angelo

City Council Dives into Conserving New Runoff, Go San Angelo

How Oceans Can Solve Our Freshwater Crisis, CNN

Drought Dampens Businesses, Homeowners Along Medina Lake, FOX San Antonio

This Week in Texas Water

Tuesday, 27 May 2014 20:37 Written by

Texas Alliance of Groundwater Districts monitors what is happening in Texas water. Here is a summary for the week.

Railroad Commission Sides with Driller on Well Protest, Texas Tribune

Master Gardeners Warn of Water Conservation ‘Con-Artists’, Give Tips on How to Save, KTRE

Dozens of Texas Communities Have Less Than 90 Days of Water, Shreveport Times

Though Texas Industrial Water Consumption Steady, Alternative Sources Needed, Panelists Say, Austin Business Journal

Marvin Nichols Reservoir Plan Gets Another Boost, Texas Tribune

Water Experts and Lawmakers Hold Emergency Summit to Discuss Drought, KXAN

Drilling and Water Interests Clash on Disposal Wells, KETK

The Source: Big Oil Challenging Water District Rights, Texas Public Radio

Drought Forces Park in Texas to Use Trucked Water, Houston Chronicle

Texas Towns Face Water Shortage: Can El Nino Help? Outside

The Q&A: Sarah B. Faust, Texas Tribune

Modern Dust Bowl: In Severe Drought, Some Texas Cities Could Run Out of Water, KERA News

Nearly 20 Texas Towns Could Run Out of Water in 90 Days, Houston Chronicle

South Texas Rice Farmers Face Upstream Battle, Houston Chronicle

Drought Brings Summer Water Restrictions, NBCDFW

$3.5 Mil Water Desalination Project Unveiled in Loving County, Permian Basin 360

Water Availability May Change Cropping Systems: Part Two, Southwest Farm Press

Water, Waste Services Offer Variety of Positions, Houston Chronicle

Texas Hydropower Diminished by Drought, Houston Chronicle

Seven States Running Out of Water, USA Today

Texas Town is 45 Days from Running Out of Water, NBC News

Heavy Storms Answer Prayers, San Angelo Live

Rain Brings Reprieve, but Barely, Go San Angelo

Top Five Things San Angelo is Doing to Survive the Drought, San Angelo Live

Texas Economy Faces Rough Waves if Water Shortages Ignored, Panelists Say, Houston Business Journal

Water Disputes Along Brazos River Stir Emotions, The Eagle

Pflugerville Looking for More Water Amid Population Boom, Austin American-Statesman

Hays, Bastrop Judges Suggest Refilling Carrizo-Wilcox Aquifer, Austin American-Statesman

Is a Drought-Busting El Nino Brewing Out West? CBS DFW

Texas: Large in Size, Low on Water, KENS 5

Water Woes in Austin Lead to Change, My FOX Austin

City Council Gets Tough on Water Wasters, Approves Studies, San Angelo Live

Lakeway Bans Construction of Pools as Drought Deepens, KXAN

Drought Claims Latest Victim: Lake Abilene, KTXS 12

TCEQ Rejects LCRA Water Plan, Suggests Fewer Downstream Releases, State Impact

Rice Farmers Face Upstream Battle, Times Record News

This Week in Texas Water

Tuesday, 20 May 2014 19:13 Written by

Texas Alliance of Groundwater Districts monitors what is happening in Texas water. Here is a summary for the week.

Judge’s Corner: Judge Makes His Stance on Groundwater, Austin American-Statesman

Dozens of Texas Communities with Less Than 90 Days of Water, KVUE

Could Texas ‘Water Crisis’ Dry Up the State’s Economy? Dallas Business Journal

Mayors: Texas Must Act Faster on Earthquake Study, Texas Tribune

Nacogdoches Co. Working with Conservation District to Get Land Owners to Cap Old Water Wells, KTRE

Texas Chases New Business but Worries About Water, New York Times

Up to 83 Percent of Texas Remains in Drought, Southwest Farm Press

Drought Among the Worst in Texas in Past 500 Years, San Antonio Express-News

West Texas Seeing ‘Driest Such Period in Over a Century,’ State Impact

State Suggests Limits on LCRA Water Releases for Farmers, Austin American-Statesman

Texas Utility to Battle $90M Reservoir Project in Court, Law 360

Our Opinion: Prudent Response to Dwindling Water Supply is Needed, Go San Angelo

Water Disputes Along Brazos River Stir Emotions, KSAT

Water Woes (and Disagreements), In the Pipeline

Texas Water Troubles Inspire El Paso Startup, El Paso Inc.

Cloud Seeding in San Angelo, How Much of an Impact It Has on Curing the Drought, Big Country

Austin Pastors Pray for Rain as Drought Drags on, Austin American-Statesman

Despite Water Woes, Texas Says “Pass the Hot Sauce,” KETK

Lake Levels in North Texas Haven’t Recovered Despite Recent Rains, Dallas Morning News

Drought Worse Than Dust Bowl in Some States, Forbes

Reible: Key to Texas Economy is Water Supply, Austin American-Statesman

Arlington Wins Best Tasting Water Contest, NBCDFW

New Joint Venture Targets Water Disposal in the Eagle Ford, San Antonio Business Journal

Ogallala Water Use Climbs as Drought Intensifies in the Southern Plains: Rainfall Deficit is Worse Than the 1930s Dust Bowl, Circle of Blue

A War Over Water at Two North Texas Lakes, KENS

Water Woes: A Grave Need, Denton Record-Chronicle

Officials Talk Water Treaty, Eye Deficit; Mexico Falling Behind Again on Allocations, The Monitor

Water Woes: Lush Lawns Take Toll, Denton Record-Chronicle

Drought-Fed Wildfire Burns at Least 150 Structures in Texas Panhandle, Los Angeles Times

Drought Affecting Central Texas BBQ Joints, KEYE

Lake Travis and Buchanan May Hit All-Time Lows as Drought Continues, KTBC Fox 7

Victoria Gets the OK for More Water, Victoria Advocate

Minimal Change in Lake Levels Following Rainfall, KVUE

El Paso Desalination Plant Provides Model for San Antonio, KSAT

Huffman: Water is a Tie That Binds All Texans, Austin American-Statesman

Rain Does Little to Lift North Texas Lakes, Star-Telegram

Frisco ISD Approves First Reclaimed Water Agreement, Dallas Morning News

Cities Try to Restore Wildness to Urban Rivers, KENS 5

Texas Water Officials Issue Strong Words to Mexico, Southwest Farm Press

Low Water Levels Leave Once-Thriving Medina Lake as More of a Pond, KENS 5

This Week in Texas Water

Monday, 12 May 2014 21:05 Written by

Texas Alliance of Groundwater Districts monitors what is happening in Texas water. Here is a summary for the week.

What’s the Magic Number on Texas’ Water Needs? The Texas Tribune

The Source: Where Should Burden for New Water Supply Be? Texas Public Radio

More Drought, Heat and Water Wars: What Climate Change Already Means for Texas, State Impact

Worse Global Warming Effects Ahead for Texas, Federal Report Says, Dallas Morning News

The Creeping Disaster: How Texas Fought a Historic Drought, Emergency Management

Water Woes: Trickle-Down Effect, Denton Record-Chronicle

World is Unprepared for Major El Niño Later This Year, New Scientist

Western Travis Water Utility Looks East for Water Supplies, Austin American-Statesman

Water Utility Seeks Water Sources Beyond Horizon, Washington Times

Desalination Can Help Solve Our Water Woes, But Not Without Clean Energy, Environmental Defense Fund

Key Texas Lawmaker Calls Desalination a ‘Must,’ Water Online

Price of Water 2014: Up 6 Percent in 30 Major U.S. Cities; 33 Percent Rise Since 2010, Circle of Blue

Water Woes: Back to the Land, Denton Record-Chronicle

Water Woes: High and Dry, Denton Record-Chronicle

Drought Takes Emotional Toll; Some Praying for Rain, 23 ABC

North Texas City Considers Banning Fracking, Houston Chronicle

Will the Water Crisis Tank the Texas Economy? Water Online

Water, Water Everywhere and Not Enough Acre-Feet to Drink, Dallas Morning News

Texas Farmer Uses Drip Irrigation to Beat Climate Change, Culture Map

Drought Diaries: 1909 Edges Out 2014 for Driest First Trimester, San Angelo Live

Drought Conditions on the Rise in East Texas, KTRE

North Texas Cities Cracking Down on Water Restriction Violators, KDFW Fox 4

U.S. Communities Look at Alternative Water Sources, CBS Money Watch

Agencies Tout Wise Land Use, Times Record News

Our View: Wind Energy and Desalinated Water in West Texas? Why Not? Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Water Woes: Running on Empty, Denton Record-Chronicle

I Hate to Water Down the Welcome to Toyota, but Texas Is in a Drought, Dallas Morning News

Water Management for Area Oil Producers, My High Plains

Possible Onset of Megadrought in Central Texas, Time Warner Cable News

For Colorado, Lessons from Texas on Water, Texas Tribune

Interactive Map Shows Water Needs in Texas, KXAN

Amarillo Still Not Conserving Water, High Plains Public Radio

The Future of Water: Wise County Embodies the Water Challenges Facing Texas, Wise County Messenger

What Does Climate Change Mean for South Texas? KSAT

Drought Intensifies Across Southwest, Southwest Farm Press

Water District Re-Adding Lake Texoma Supply, NBCDFW

In Texas, Private Well Owners are Solely Responsible for Ensuring That Their Water Wells are Safe for Drinking, The Cattleman

Kerrville Cuts Water Draw from Guadalupe River, San Antonio Express-News

Texas Hill Country in ‘Extreme Drought,’ Radio NB

Southwest Faces Even Hotter, Drier Conditions, SF Gate

‘Epic’ Four-Year Texas Drought Prompts Record Beef Prices in US, AccuWeather

Victoria Ranch Owners Say They Want Water Dispute to Weigh All Sides, Victoria Advocate

Amarillo Tops Worst Water Usage Marks, Amarillo Globe-News

Wells Run Dry During Irrigation Season, Amarillo Globe-News

Round Rock Awarded for Water Conservation Efforts, Community Impact

City Continues Desalination Plant Pursuit, Caller

State Rep Pushes Desalination Plant Near Victoria, Victoria Advocate