November Watershed News
Thanks for Giving | 74-acre Dry Cypress Tract Purchase for Recharge Protection
Blanco Task Force Recommends Land Application over Discharge
Texas Innovation Corridor Future Development Project | Rain, Spring Flow and Groundwater
Final Results for Ecoli Bacteria Sampling of Cypress Creek and Blanco River
Water Protectors Fund | News Spotlights and Recent Reports

Thanks for Giving!
We wish you all a very happy Thanksgiving! May your holiday be full of family, friends, and laughter! We have a lot to be thankful for here at the Watershed Association.

2021–while challenging–has been on the whole a positive year. Together with friends, members, and colleagues we have worked to inspire the Hill Country community toward innovative solutions, informed policy, wise planning, and strategic land and water resource protections. Through partnerships, collaboration and policy support, we’ve had great success in amplifying conservation and natural resource protection efforts.

All of us feel strongly that by bringing awareness to the connection between the land, water, and people, we create partnerships and expand conservation beyond the measure of acres and dollars to the measure of social and individual well-being.

Please support the Watershed Association so we can continue this important work in the months and years to come. We can't do what we do without your support! Here are a few ways to boost our efforts:

  1. Celebrate Giving Tuesday (Nov. 30) with a donation to the Watershed Association
  2. Select the Watershed Association as your charitable organization of choice through Amazon Smile. As you shop, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the sale to the Association.
  3. Share our collective progress and impact with your networks! Invite others to subscribe to the Watershed News to keep up with programs, news, and events.

On behalf of the Board and Staff, Thank You!
Be safe, be well and enjoy,
David Baker
WVWA Founder and Executive Director
Watershed Association Purchases 74-acres Along Dry Cypress

The WVWA finalized the purchase of 74-acres adjacent to the Colemans Canyon Preserve on Wednesday, November 10, 2021. This purchase secures critical recharge area for the Middle Trinity Aquifer and is within the catchment area for Jacob’s Well.

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Support for Blanco Land Application Permit instead of...

WVWA firmly supports the Blanco Water Reclamation Task Force recommendation to the City of Blanco dated October 30, 2021. WVWA applauds the thorough analysis done by Aqua Strategies documented in the Assessment of the Costs for Two Wastewater...

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Texas Innovation Corridor Future Development Project

Greater San Marcos Partnership (GSMP) and Watershed Partners, a program of WVWA, jointly launched the Texas Innovation Corridor (TxIC) Future Development project Nov. 15, celebrating funding approval in October from GSMP's board matched equally...

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Rain brings increases in spring flow and groundwater

The wet conditions this Fall have boosted spring flow at area Middle Trinity springs. Flow in the Blanco River peaked at 9,210 cfs on Oct. 14. After runoff subsided, springs continue well above previous baseflow...

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Final 2021 Ecoli Bacteria Results for Cypress Creek and...

Every year since 1984, volunteers with the Wimberley Water Advisory Group have sampled 10 sites on Cypress Creek and the Blanco River to monitor long-term bacteria trends. This program continues with support from the Wimberley Chamber of...

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Water Protectors Fund

The Water Protectors Fund protects our aquifers, springs, creeks, rivers – and the sole source of drinking water for thousands of people. Through Science, Education, Advocacy and Legal efforts, The Fund boosts Texas water awareness and protection.

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News Highlights and Recent Reports
Wimberley Trail project receives state funds

The Wimberley Trail Project has received approval of more than $970,000 in funds from the Texas Transportation Commission for sidewalk infrastructure. The money will fund sidewalks connecting Wimberley High School, Danforth Junior High School,...

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A new way to map with conservation data - AgriLife Today

The Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute, a unit of Texas A&M AgriLife, is seeking to engage land managers, citizens and policymakers in visualizing natural resource conflicts and solutions through a new mapping application called TxMAP.

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Fragile: Texas electrical grid and Water Infrastructure

In August, during the second special session of the 87th Texas Legislature, the Texas Capitol flooded. After the water stopped cascading down the pink granite pink granite walls inside the Capitol extension, the Legislature resumed its deliberations.

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5 principles for resilient groundwater management in Texas

Although Texas has a solid foundation for managing groundwater, this foundation is cracking under the combined pressures of increasing demand and decreasing supply. These pressures are pitting rural areas against urban areas and landowners...

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Five Gallons in a Ten Gallon Hat: Groundwater...

Despite the hopes and desires of scientists, engineers, and planners, the projected future of groundwater production in Texas is unsustainable. About 95 percent of locally-expressed desired future conditions are based on water-level declines,...

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One Water in the Texas Hill Country

This guidebook aims to connect Hill Country communities facing growth and increased demands for water with water professionals experienced with One Water strategies, planning, implementation, design and construction. Many WVWA supported projects...

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