November Watershed News
Upcoming Art4Water Benefits | Life of H2O at TreeGarden
Final 2022 Cypress Creek and Blanco River Bacteria Results
Severe Rainfall Deficit for Wimberley Valley
Jacobs Well Spring Flow Monitoring During Severe Drought
About the Jacob's Well Multiport Monitor Well
David Baker Honored with Heart of the Hill Country Award | Pristine Streams Protections
In the News | Upcoming Events

Join us This Weekend and Next to Benefit Art4Water
We are excited to continue to celebrate and support Art4Water through this year's East Austin Studio Tour. You can join us (and many of the artists from the Sacred Springs Kite Exhibition!) at TreeGarden (638 Tillery St, Austin, TX 78702) this Saturday, 11/12, for a kick off event to the Life of H20 exhibit. We will also be there November 13th, 19th, and 20th as the exhibit will continue through both weekends of EAST. Scroll down for more details. 
If you haven't had a chance to check out the inaugural event of Art4Water, The Sacred Springs Kite Exhibition, we encourage you to do so before it comes down at the end of this month. The impact that the 50+ kites and posters have created is priceless, and we know nearly 300,000 visitors have seen the water-focused art display hanging in the library's award-winning atrium. The Exhibition continues through the end of November, with some of the kites coming down as early as Nov. 21, so if you haven't visited or if you've got family in town for the holidays, be sure to stop by to be inspired. The artists did an exceptional job capturing the beauty, challenges, and need to protect Texas' springs.

For the love of water,

David Baker
Executive Director and Founder of Art4Water

Aliya Rosenbloom
Art4Water Coordinator
LIFE of H2O - TreeGarden's EAST Austin Studio Tour Event

We are so excited to be a partner and beneficiary of TreeGarden's EAST Austin Studio Tour event, "LIFE of H2O."  This exhibit will be running all four days of EAST at TreeGarden's East Austin location (638 Tillery St, Austin, TX 78702) with a kick off event on Saturday, November 12th from 3-9pm.

LIFE of H2O is a creative collaboration celebrating the life-giving gifts of water and offering gratitude for its essential nature. The event will feature living art, educational + interactive activities, and family-friendly fun. 42 Austin artists will explore the fundamental essence of water to raise awareness about the importance of preserving + protecting our precious water sources. Each artist will create with a vessel that will be filled with water and a living plant cutting that can continue to grow in people’s own home or garden. To thank the water, this collaborative exhibition will benefits us as TreeGarden’s non-profit partner

We are honored and grateful for their support in helping us to preserve, protect, and foster community awareness about the importance of our vital watersheds.

Stop by the exhibit from 11-7 pm any day of EAST (11/12, 11/13, 11/19, 11/20) and join us for the launch party on November 12th 3-9 pm. There will be Live Art + Live Music + Food + Family-Friendly Fun and a chance to showcase the art of 40+ artists

Final 2022 Cypress Creek & Blanco River Bacteria Results

A quarter inch of rain 2 days prior to sampling may have caused elevated bacteria levels. Flow in both Cypress Creek and the Blanco River is severely impacted by record low spring flow caused by drought and groundwater pumping.

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Severe Rainfall Deficit for the Wimberley Valley

The US Climate Data monthly average rainfall for Blanco through October historically shows 29.7 inches of rain. This year, the Watershed Association weather station measured 12.75 inches of rainfall, leaving a 16.9 inch rainfall deficit.

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Jacob's Well Monitoring During Severe Drought

Jacob's Well springflow is an important metric to inform groundwater management but maintaining the gauge during severe drought and zero flow is particularly challenging. During a recent field trip for the University of Texas Beginning Geology class,

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About the Jacob's Well Multiport Monitor Well

The Watershed Association is proud to host the Jacob's Well Multiport Monitor Well featured in the recent Texas Water Development Board video: Groundwater sampling helps better understand Edwards-Trinity Aquifers.

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David Baker honored with Heart of the Hill Country Award

Our Executive Director, David Baker, was honored with this year's Heart of the Hill Country Award. The award honors exceptional environmental stewards and recognizes their leadership in conservation.

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Pristine Streams Protections Effort

Thousands of stakeholders across Texas recognize that our pristine streams need special protection from wastewater discharge. An initiative that originally started as an effort to pass a Pristine Streams bill in the Texas Legislature has now...

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In the News
TESPA Announces Legal Action Against Far South Mining, LLC

The Trinity Edwards Springs Protection Alliance (TESPA) formally filed for legal action against the rock crushing facility on Needmore Ranch by Far South Mining LLC on November 7, 2022.

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Dried Up: Hydrologists dig into Jacob's Well

HAYS COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) - Texas researchers are taking a closer look at the future of the Trinity Aquifer. The aquifer, which provides much of the drinking water to the Texas Hill Country, has seen a sharp decline amid rapid growth and years of ...

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As Burnet County languishes in extreme drought, well...

The Central Texas Groundwater Conservation District Board of Directors voted to maintain Stage 4 drought status for Burnet County. The General Manager expressed concern over the lack of rainfall and the continued use of groundwater in the county.

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Upcoming Events and Meetings
Life of H2O: East Austin Studio Tour Event at TreeGarden

The Watershed Association and Art4Water is honored to be the beneficiary of TreeGarden's EAST AUSTIN STUDIO TOUR event, "Life of H20." TreeGarden's mission is Cultivating Collaborative Community through Nature + Education + Art + Wellness +...

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Natural Infrastructure Plan Virtual Open House (11/16/22)

The Texas Hill Country Conservation Network is hosting a virtual open house about the Hill Country Land, Water, and Natural Infrastructure Plan on November 16 at 6:30 PM CST. Register online for additional details.

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Battle For the Heart of Texas - Blanco River Academy

Big Ingen Media & Big Day Pictures presents Battle For the Heart of Texas -Blanco River Academy - Wimberley, TX - Saturday, 19 November 2022, 6PM at 501 Old Kyle Rd #101, Wimberley, TX. Find event and ticket information.

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Neighborhood meeting to discuss Rockingwall Amphitheater

A neighborhood meeting is scheduled for November 16 to discuss a proposed concert venue on Fitzhugh Road.

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The Wimberley Valley Watershed Association is a 501c3 non-profit organization. In order to carry out our mission, we rely upon generous donations by people like you who care about protecting and preserving the natural beauty of the Hill Country. Your contributions are tax-deductible. 
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