Heart of the Hill Country: Jacob’s Well
The Pedernales Electric Cooperative recently featured Jacob’s Well, a crystal clear, aquamarine jewel a few miles north of Wimberley, in their Heart of the Hill Country series that highlights unique local spots where community comes together. This popular swimming hole (137 feet deep!) has been drawing Central Texans for at least 150 years. Take the plunge! See more of this Hill Country gem here.
New “Texas Water Heroes” series launched
The organization Texas Living Waters Project recently launched a new online series called "My Living Waters" featuring Dianne Wassenich, the program director of the San Marcos River Foundation. The series is tribute to the rich tapestry of Texas’ water heroes and the water features they cherish. The series begins with a Q&A with Wassenich about her work and connection to the San Marcos River.
Texas 2040: Save Our Rivers. Save Our Future.
The Colorado River Alliance, recently developed a great outreach tool in partnership with Texas Water Development Board. It’s called Texas 2040 and is a game designed for middle-schoolers to make different decisions to balance the water needs of a growing population and available management tools with financial resources and environmental needs. Each turn gives you a weather report and options for conservation education, technology, or new sources.
TPWD’s Texas Watershed Viewer
The Texas Watershed Viewer allows users to identify local watersheds, sub watersheds, river basins, and river sub basins throughout the State of Texas. Feel free to explore this tool!
Bringing Back the Blanco by Robert Currie
It was the worst Blanco flood in recorded history, a monster that swept away 12 people, hundreds of homes and several bridges and low-water crossings — causing more than $100 million in damage to the tiny Hill Country hamlet of Wimberley and its neighbors. Read more about the challenges and efforts by residents and experts to restore the river after the historic 2015 floods.
2017 Water, Texas Film Contest
The Texas Water Foundation is raising awareness regarding the true value of our water sources. What better way to do that than asking Texans to share their own stories? With an aim to give Texans the most creative flexibility in communicating their water story to the rest of the state, the Texas Water Foundation hopes to inspire the creation of divers, informative, unique, funny, and thought-provoking films that we can share with other across the state and the nation.
Got something to say about Texas water? Grab a video camera and let your voice be heard! Film submission deadline is October 6th.