drought http://tpr.org en The Source: Calls For Development Freeze Over Recharge Zone http://tpr.org/post/source-calls-development-freeze-over-recharge-zone <p>Water conservation advocates are calling on the San Antonio Water System to cease permits for service to new developments over the Edwards Aquifer Recharge Zone until a plan for growth can be established. T<span style="line-height: 1.5;">he Greater Edwards Aquifer Alliance wants to ensure less ground cover for the area that refills our water supply. </span></p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:50:41 +0000 Paul Flahive 35552 at http://tpr.org The Source: Calls For Development Freeze Over Recharge Zone SAWS, Schertz And Seguin Now Pumping Drought-Proof Water From Carrizo Aquifer http://tpr.org/post/saws-schertz-and-seguin-now-pumping-drought-proof-water-carrizo-aquifer <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Water customers in Northeast San Antonio began benefiting from a new water supply Friday.&nbsp;</span></p><p>An agreement among the cities of San Antonio, Schertz and Seguin was celebrated with the dedication of the new SAWS pumping station in Schertz&nbsp;that augments SAWS' plan to obtain drought-proof water for its customers.</p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 21:18:42 +0000 Eileen Pace 35324 at http://tpr.org SAWS, Schertz And Seguin Now Pumping Drought-Proof Water From Carrizo Aquifer Wichita Falls Fights Devastating Drought http://tpr.org/post/wichita-falls-fights-devastating-drought Wichita Falls, Texas, is in its worst drought on record &#8211; worse than the dustbowl days of the &#8217;50s. It started in 2010, and climatologists don&#8217;t see it letting up any time soon.<p>As city manager <strong>Darron Leiker</strong> explains, the city has taken a series of aggressive measures to cope.<p><h4>Guest</h4> <ul> <li><strong><a href="http://www.wichitafallstx.gov/?NID=28" target="_blank">Darron Leiker</a></strong>, city manager of Wichita Falls.</li> </ul> <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 WBUR-FM. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 03:16:07 +0000 editor 34803 at http://tpr.org Wichita Falls Fights Devastating Drought The Source: SAWS Negotiates Big Deal For Piped-In Water http://tpr.org/post/source-saws-negotiates-big-deal-piped-water <p>Last week the San Antonio Water System trustees approved a deal to begin negotiations to pipe in 50,000 acre feet of water from the Bastrop area with the Vista Ridge Consortium.</p><p>The deal would increase the city's water supply by more than 20%. The cost per acre foot is expected to be more than twice that of Edwards Aquifer supplies and slightly more than that of the forthcoming desalinization plant.</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 15:25:23 +0000 Paul Flahive 34750 at http://tpr.org The Source: SAWS Negotiates Big Deal For Piped-In Water AgriLife Extension Says Texas Pecan Yield Recovering From Drought http://tpr.org/post/agrilife-extension-says-texas-pecan-yield-recovering-drought <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Agriculture forecasters at Texas A&amp;M </span>AgriLife<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Extension are predicting a medium-size pecan crop for the state in 2014. Experts say this year’s production will be better than the last three, but still under capacity.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Texas A&amp;M </span>AgriLife<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Extension Service estimates farmers will produce between 50 million and 55 million pounds of pecans in 2014. </span></p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 15:16:55 +0000 Ryan Poppe 34452 at http://tpr.org AgriLife Extension Says Texas Pecan Yield Recovering From Drought The Source: Unprecedented Environmental Stressors Killing Trees http://tpr.org/post/source-unprecedented-environmental-stressors-killing-trees <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Years of drought have stretched the water supply pretty thin in Texas. Watering yards is not at the top of the priority list, but maybe when it comes to your tree it should be.</span></p><p>The stress being put on trees across Texas is unprecedented and leaving trees vulnerable to a number of issues.</p><p>Outbreaks of <a href="http://txforestservice.tamu.edu/main/article.aspx?id=1262" target="_blank">hypoxylon</a>, a usually fatal disease affecting hardwood trees, are far above average.&nbsp;</p><p>Is it time to ditch the grass and just water the tree?</p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 19:48:08 +0000 Paul Flahive 32853 at http://tpr.org The Source: Unprecedented Environmental Stressors Killing Trees The Source: Where Should Burden For New Water Supply Be? http://tpr.org/post/source-where-should-burden-new-water-supply-be <p>More than 3 million people move to Texas every year and the need for new building to accommodate housing and jobs for some of those people requires more water and more infrastructure for water.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">How we pay for some of that expansion has come under fire as the San Antonio Water System (SAWS) has recommended doubling the amount of so-called impact fees on developers from $1,297 to $2,796. Impact fees are a one-time fee that pays for water and sewer infrastructure.</span></p> Thu, 08 May 2014 16:03:10 +0000 Paul Flahive 31360 at http://tpr.org The Source: Where Should Burden For New Water Supply Be? Drought-Stricken Texas Town Turns To Toilets For Water http://tpr.org/post/drought-stricken-texas-town-turns-toilets-water <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MKrU1yi5Yc</p> Tue, 06 May 2014 07:35:00 +0000 editor 31223 at http://tpr.org Drought-Stricken Texas Town Turns To Toilets For Water The Source: Impacts Of Record-Setting Drought Restriction http://tpr.org/post/source-impacts-record-setting-drought-restriction <p>The Edwards Aquifer Authority (EAA) imposed stage three water restrictions on April 10, the earliest in area history and only the fourth time ever for the "San Antonio pool." Despite summer being months away, residents are already being asked to restrict their water usage.</p><p>The EAA used the stage three restrictions for the first time ever <strike>last July &nbsp;</strike>in August of 2012, when the aquifer fell below the mandated 640 feet. All indications are that the drought will continue to get worse through the summer, but are people taking it seriously?</p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 16:29:52 +0000 Paul Flahive 30916 at http://tpr.org The Source: Impacts Of Record-Setting Drought Restriction Burn Ban In Effect For 75 Texas Counties http://tpr.org/post/burn-ban-effect-75-texas-counties <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">With the area expected&nbsp;to</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> remain under moderate-to-extreme drought conditions through the summer,&nbsp;Bexar County Commissioners have approved a new burn ban, effective immediately.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 00:14:57 +0000 Eileen Pace 28096 at http://tpr.org Burn Ban In Effect For 75 Texas Counties