In April 1757, a Spanish contingent of soldiers, settlers, and Franciscan fathers established Presidio San Luis de las Amarillas on the left bank of the spring-fed San Saba near present-day Menard. The fathers built Mission Santa Cruz de San Saba on the opposite bank four miles downstream to avoid frightening the Lipan Apache they hoped … Continue reading history (and surface water/groundwater interaction) on the san saba
Water management [There's been a mild rash of groundwater articles concerning Texas relating to oil and gas, and they almost always muff up how we regulate groundwater in Texas...] "Texas has a “Rule of Capture,” where landowners basically can pump water from below their properties and pump as much as they like. So, it’s easier … Continue reading texas groundwater news oct-nov 18
In New Mexico, Move to Reuse Fracking Water Stirs Cry for Transparency [I include this article because there's some interest in Texas on this same topic.] "The state formed a working group, with the blessing of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, to find ways to reuse wastewater from natural gas fracking wells. " "...representatives from … Continue reading texas groundwater news september 2018
Focused on watersheds (with a wee waggle of groundwater): 2018-0921 Mace -- watersheds
2018-0911 Mace AWF Pretty much the same presentation I gave last night but to a different group in a different bar (German this time instead of British).
2018-0910 Mace AWFc This is a presentation about Austin's draft 100-year water plan. Where will Austin's water come from over the next 100 years when we grow from 1 million to 4 million people and feel the heat from climate change? I have an academic interest in this, but I also serve as a member … Continue reading presentation for the save barton creek association
Out of Sight, Out of Water: The U.S. and Mexico Have Only Just Begun to Grapple with the Aquifers They Share "Meanwhile, the US and Mexico barely even know about their shared groundwater. The two nations only officially recognize four cross-border aquifers." [The linked document doesn't support this statement, quote: "A binational aquifer quantity and … Continue reading texas groundwater news august 2018
I visited (along with my compatriots) Headwaters at the Comal on Friday to (1) check it out and (2) harvest ideas for San Marcos Springs. Hosting the uppermost bubbler of the Comal Springs System, the property is owned by New Braunfels Utilities (NBU) and has historically been an industrial site for a well field (still there) and … Continue reading headwaters at the comal
Here's a PDF of the presentation I'm giving on August 15, 2018, at the Caldwell Civic Center in Caldwell, Texas: 2018-0815_Mace_CW More info about the event here.
Texas-New Mexico water fight could be impacted by SCOTUS ruling "A U.S. Supreme Court decision on Wednesday in a water fight between Florida and Georgia could have implications for a similar legal battle between Texas and New Mexico over the Rio Grande water supply..." "the high court remanded the case to the court-appointed special master responsible … Continue reading texas groundwater news august 2018