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Guadalupe Basin Strategy Proposals – Draft (Posted By Mike Mecke)

  (These are some ideas I have proposed in our Stakeholder Committee’s report writing – they will be developed, or dropped or whatever over the next six months.  Every major river basin in Texas is going through this process, so get involved locally.  Anyone have any good ideas or changes?  Please post them if so……. […]

Travis County commissioners ban development that uses Trinity Aquifer water (Posted By Mike Mecke)

County will study ways to regulate groundwater use. By Marty Toohey AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Updated: 12:31 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010 Published: 10:38 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010 Travis County commissioners unanimously approved a one-year ban Tuesday on nearly all new development in western parts of the county that would rely on water from the Trinity Aquifer. The county has received complaints of wells that draw […]

Wednesday October 27th, 2010 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

A border runs through it (the Rio Grande) (Posted By Mike Mecke)

(maybe in the end, more volatile and important to border region Texans than the current drug war – the legal division of the Rio’s waters is sometimes like Solomon’s decision! Read on…… Mexico unable to provide promised water to Texas It’s caused international incidents with border flair. A Mexican governor has villified Texas leaders for […]

Wednesday March 24th, 2010 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Texas crops, weather – March 23, 2010 (Posted By Mike Mecke)

‘Wheat looks 100 percent better than last year’ March 23, 2010 COLLEGE STATION – – More moisture came to the state in the form of rain or snow or both. The added moisture was bad for those wanting to plant spring crops but good for wheat, according to Texas AgriLife Extension Service personnel. “It’s hurt […]

Wednesday March 24th, 2010 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Deer, geese may add to Lake Granbury’s E. coli pollution woes (Posted By Mike Mecke)

Comment: this also refers to many town park areas on creeks or rivers with way too many domestic ducks and geese eating up the riparian grasses and pooping in turf and water, don’t do it – catch and eat or take home. Nasty and bad for walking, swimming, fish or drinking water supplies. Mike ************* […]

Saturday March 20th, 2010 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Texas’ Groundwater Rights in Supreme Court (Posted By Mike Mecke)

Courtesy: Public Strategies, Inc., Texas River Systems Institute.  2/24/10 “Texas Supreme Court to Decide on Groundwater Pumping Rights Case The ownership and control of groundwater pumping rights in Texas are now in the hands of the state Supreme Court. Last week, the nine justices heard arguments in a case that pits the right of a […]

Friday March 5th, 2010 in Uncategorized | 4 Comments »

Do Our Creeks Make Good Sewer Routes? (Posted By Mike Mecke)

Well, probably if you are a utility engineer or a utility manager, you may think they do.   Do city council members/mayors or county commissioners/judges really understand what they are voting for when they approve such projects with our money?  I wonder.  But what else can be said when the “lowest possible grade” is the best […]

Wednesday November 4th, 2009 in Uncategorized, Water News | No Comments »

GBRA Seeks Larger Water Supply (Posted By Mike Mecke)

GBRA seeks larger water supply BY EMILY ALLEN Published: Saturday, October 17, 2009 11:08 PM CDT A new water right permit that would allow more than double the amount of water per year to be pumped from the Guadalupe River in Calhoun County is awaiting approval from the state. Well folks, did you read […]