The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) canceled its Energy Emergency Alert (EEA1) at 5 p.m. yesterday and returned to normal grid operations by 5:30 p.m. ERCOT manages scheduling on an electric grid carrying 90 percent of Texas’ load. ERCOT is reminding all Texans that during this time of extreme heat, Texans need to conserve their electric use as it is putting major demands on the states electric supply.
The Edwards Aquifer Authority is responding to reports of a growing parasite problem with a plan to survey the situation in the Comal River. Community Impact Newspaper in July published a report about how a parasite named Haplorchis pumilio is threatening fish, such as the endangered fountain darter, in the San Marcos and Comal rivers.
By: Texas State University Newsroom | August 8, 2019
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment at Texas State University, in collaboration with the Hays Trinity Groundwater Conservation District, has released a report evaluating a potential groundwater management zone to preserve flows to Jacob’s Well in the Wimberley Valley region.
The latest round of winners was announced this afternoon, with the grand prize securing a $50,000 academic scholarship and travel-based prizes furnished by Lego Education, Virgin Galactic, National Geographic, and Scientific American.
The City of San Marcos is set to receive a grant from the United States Forest Service to help fund the purchasing of the Sink Creek Community Forest Tract. The $423,500 grant is the first awarded to a Texas project by the Forest Service’s Community Forest and Open Space Program.
The Wimberley School District is making history at a groundbreaking ceremony Monday evening. A new primary school at Ranch Road 12 and Winters Mill Parkway will be the first of its kind in the state. The state-of-the-art, green campus is trying to balance rapid growth in the area with conservation efforts.
With record rainfall since the beginning of the year, the continental United States has thus far experienced a cooler-than-recent-normal year, clocking in as the 67th warmest. Worldwide, however, the first six months of 2019 were the third warmest on record anchored most recently by the warmest June on record.
By: Wimberley Valley Watershed Association | July 25, 2019
A new Groundwater Management Zone has been proposed to protect sustainable spring flow from Jacob’s Well into Cypress Creek, often called the lifeblood of Wimberley. A Jacob’s Well Groundwater Management Zone (JWGMZ) was recommended last month by a “Spring Flow” task force formed by the Hays Trinity Groundwater Conservation District (HTGCD).
Prescribed burns are planned this summer season on Austin’s Water Quality Protection Lands in Hays County. The Water Quality Protection Lands (WQPL) program actively manages more than 28,000 acres to benefit the quality and quantity of water recharging the Edwards Aquifer, which provides water to both Barton Springs and to groundwater wells in Hays and Travis Counties.