Category: Water News

News Around the Water Well (Posted By Gary Cutrer)

Four States—Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana—Fight over Red River Water By Sadhbh Walshe, The (UK) Guardian, May 9, 2013 The United States Supreme Court has been called upon to settle a battle that is raging over access to the Red River which serves the states of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana. The heart of the […]

Tuesday June 11th, 2013 in Water News | No Comments »

A cheaper way to turn salt water into fresh water? (Posted By Gary Cutrer)

According to Reuters news service, defense contractor Lockheed Martin has developed a filter that will hugely reduce the amount of energy necessary to turn sea water into fresh water. The filter, which is five hundred times thinner then others currently available, lets water pass through but blocks all salt molecules. It will use almost 100 times less […]

Sunday March 17th, 2013 in Water News | No Comments »

Water News — August 2012 (Posted By Mike Mecke)

 As Published in Ranch & Rural Living August 2012 DROUGHT UPDATE—Improvement in Texas Conditions Under El Nino! Richard Heim National Climatic Data Center,  NOAA July 19, 2012 Latest map of July 17th shows 87% of TX still at some level of drought rating. But, zero at Exceptional level and 8.17% at Extreme level. Big improvement […]

Tuesday August 7th, 2012 in Water News | No Comments »

Prediction: Drought Should Ease in Specified Areas (Posted By Gary Cutrer)

Latest Seasonal Assessment – La Niña conditions in the equatorial Pacific transitioned to ENSO-neutral during Spring 2012, according to the National Weather Service’s Climate Predition Center. ENSO-related climate anomalies were not used in this outlook since ENSO-neutral conditions are expected to continue this summer. Tropical Storm Beryl brought a swath of heavy rain across northern […]

Friday June 8th, 2012 in Drouth, Water News | No Comments »

Dry Weather Predicted for Southwest, March through May (Posted By Gary Cutrer)

Prospects for drier-than-normal conditions for both March 2012 and March-May 2012 are elevated over the Southwest, the southern and central High Plains, the immediate Gulf Coast, and Florida, according to the National Weather Service’s Climate Prediction Center.

Thursday March 8th, 2012 in Drouth, Water News | No Comments »

Water Events in March (Posted By Gary Cutrer)

Following are water events, meetings, seminars, etc., scheduled for March 2012 according to the Texas Water Development Board:   Texas Water Conservation Association 68th Annual Convention March 7-9 Sheraton Dallas Hotel Dallas, TX   Hearing on Appeal of Groundwater Management Area 12 Desired Future Conditions March 7, 10:00 a.m. Milano Civic Center Milano, TX   […]

Monday March 5th, 2012 in Education, Water News | No Comments »

Texas Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Groundwater Rights (Posted By Gary Cutrer)

This press release from TSCRA says it all: FORT WORTH, TEXAS – The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) today [Feb 24] applauded the opinion of the Texas Supreme Court in the Edwards Aquifer Authority v. Burrell Day and Joel McDaniel case regarding whether or not landowners own the groundwater below their land. “The […]

Friday February 24th, 2012 in Water Law, Water News, Water Use, Water Wells | No Comments »

Water News (Posted By Mike Mecke)

Authority Seals Water Deal With Pickens By Kevin Welch    Amarillo Globe-News    Dec. 29, 2011 The largest water transaction in Texas Panhandle history became final Thursday. The Canadian River Municipal Water Authority paid wealthy oil and gas man T. Boone Pickens’ Mesa Water $103 million for about 211,000 acres of water rights. The deal covers about […]

Monday February 13th, 2012 in Water News | No Comments »

Authority seals water deal with Pickens (Posted By Mike Mecke)

$103M pact region’s largest water transaction Posted: December 29, 2011 By Kevin Welch There was talk of a “momentous occasion” and many thanks for making the largest water transaction in Texas Panhandle history final Thursday. “I don’t think you owe me any thanks,” said wealthy oil and gas man T. Boone Pickens. “You paid for […]

Water News Briefs (Posted By Mike Mecke)

Published in October 2010 Ranch & Rural Living Magazine Paved Dallas-Fort Worth Prairie is Fertile Ground for Floodwaters Sept. 9, 2010  By Randy Lee Loftis  Dallas Morning News The tropical downpour in North Texas this week showed one effect of decades of urbanization: flash floods worsened by the wholesale paving of the prairie. The remains […]

Saturday October 2nd, 2010 in Water News | No Comments »