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Outdoors: Water contamination major threat to Texas fishing

Springtime is the season for renewal, and the same goes for fish and wildlife.
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Water tug-of-war has Central Texans fearing they’ll be sucked dry

Water tug-of-war has Central Texans fearing they’ll be sucked dry | Lake Granbury Watershed | Scoop.it
Landowners in small-town Central Texas call it a “water grab,” but water developers say the plan is a needed — and perfectly legal — way to quench the thirst of future residents in the fast-growing suburbs.
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Water sampling suggests zebra mussels have not spread at Lake Waco

Water sampling suggests zebra mussels have not spread at Lake Waco | Lake Granbury Watershed | Scoop.it
Officials trying to safeguard Lake Waco against the zebra mussel menace have scored a tentative victory.
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Good news for Lake Waco. Officials are optimistic that the effort to contain and eradicate zebra mussel larvae from the lake was successful.

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Friday Night Football Returns to Water Politics, by Neena Satija

Friday Night Football Returns to Water Politics, by Neena Satija | Lake Granbury Watershed | Scoop.it
Two years ago, the drought prompted a rare outbreak of teamwork as lawmakers from both parties and most corners of Texas together crafted a $2 billion fund to provide more water. This session, though, it looks like we're going back to good old-fashioned water rivalries.
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Iowa's Largest City Sues Over Farm Fertilizer Runoff In Rivers

Iowa's Largest City Sues Over Farm Fertilizer Runoff In Rivers | Lake Granbury Watershed | Scoop.it
Fertilizer runoff has provoked a confrontation between Des Moines, Iowa, and the farms that surround it. The city's water utility wants to sue neighboring counties for nitrate in the Raccoon River.
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Experts release recommendations on water sustainability in Texas | Texas Water Resources Institute

Experts release recommendations on water sustainability in Texas | Texas Water Resources Institute | Lake Granbury Watershed | Scoop.it
The Texas Water Resources Institute provides leadership to stimulate priority water resources research and educational programs throughout Texas.
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Bad New Benzos: Anti-Anxiety Drugs Increase Fish Survival . . . Why is This a Problem?

This question seems unnecessary, but let's ask it anyway: Why do we care about water pollution? There are myriad reasons, of course, but a common answer is that
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Texas Conservation Alliance speaks out against proposed Cedar Ridge Reservoir

Texas Conservation Alliance speaks out against proposed Cedar Ridge Reservoir | Lake Granbury Watershed | Scoop.it
The Texas Conservation Alliance, a group devoted to protecting Texas’ water resources, looked at cost effective ways for cities to recycle the water they use. The executive director of the organization thinks Cedar Ridge is not the best option.
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Wastewater now flowing

Wastewater now flowing | Lake Granbury Watershed | Scoop.it
The Cypress Water Treatment Plant officially began combining treated wastewater effluent and lake water for the public drinking supply.
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Drought-Plagued Regions Struggle to Conserve Water and Make Money

Drought-Plagued Regions Struggle to Conserve Water and Make Money | Lake Granbury Watershed | Scoop.it
The more water people save, the more money utilities lose. They're looking far afield for a solution.
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Treated wastewater getting second look as a valuable resource

Treated wastewater getting second look as a valuable resource | Lake Granbury Watershed | Scoop.it
Flower Mound may be next to venture into it, while Dallas, Frisco and other cities are already using it for irrigation and are considering it for other uses.
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Water Woes: Back to the land

Water Woes: Back to the land | Lake Granbury Watershed | Scoop.it
ROANOKE — The wind is howling across the wastewater treatment plant here — a sprawling maze of storage tanks, sludge grinders, bar screens, pumps and other heavy-duty equipment designed to remove human waste, diapers, baby wipes, drugs, toilet paper, parasites, viruses, fungi and other foul contaminants flowing in from pipelines across North Texas each day, transforming the raw sewage into “reusable water.”
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Water Woes: High and dry

Water Woes: High and dry | Lake Granbury Watershed | Scoop.it
KNOX COUNTY — Chris Brown helps his two grandsons down from the cab of his rumbling John Deere combine into a fluffy, white patch of cotton. Dozens of cotton fields just like Brown’s form what looks like a low-lying cloud across the landscape that stretches to the horizon.
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Powder Promises To Help Keep Texas Lakes From Drying Up

Powder Promises To Help Keep Texas Lakes From Drying Up | Lake Granbury Watershed | Scoop.it
The results are in and Texas may have a new way to keep lake levels from dropping to record lows. Th
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A decade of drought has little effect on Texans’ water knowledge, new research shows

A decade of drought has little effect on Texans’ water knowledge, new research shows | Lake Granbury Watershed | Scoop.it
A new statewide poll commissioned by the Texas Water Foundation (TWF) shows only 28 percent of Texans indicate they “definitely know” the natural source of their drinking water — the same percentage as 10 years ago.
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Satellite might help explain Texas water deficit

Satellite might help explain Texas water deficit | Lake Granbury Watershed | Scoop.it
AUSTIN >> A satellite launched Saturday in California will provide important data as researchers grope for ways to explain a massive deficit in Texas water over the past several years, a scientist involved in the research said.
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Data show Texas water supply still low despite recent rainfall - The Daily Texan

Data show Texas water supply still low despite recent rainfall - The Daily Texan | Lake Granbury Watershed | Scoop.it
out of the 76 million acre-feet of water lost during the peak of the drought in 2011, only about 10 percent has been recovered as of November of last year
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"..out of the 76 million acre-feet of water lost during the peak of the drought in 2011, only about 10 percent has been recovered as of November of last year." 

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Why water is not the new oil, by Sharlene Leurig

Why water is not the new oil, by Sharlene Leurig | Lake Granbury Watershed | Scoop.it
We hear it over and over, especially in Texas: "Water is the new oil." But treating water as a commodity neglects fundamental differences between the two resources that we ignore at our own peril.
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NO FLOW: Drought leaves part of Brazos River high and dry

NO FLOW: Drought leaves part of Brazos River high and dry | Lake Granbury Watershed | Scoop.it
POSSUM KINGDOM LAKE – When writer John Graves set out in 1957 on a boat trip from Possum Kingdom dam down the Brazos River, he departed at the end of what may have been a typical hot, dry Texas summer, except that summer was the end of more than seven years of drought.
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Drought leaves Texans sweating the future

Drought leaves Texans sweating the future | Lake Granbury Watershed | Scoop.it
Texans are digging deeper wells to get their water, but they don't know how long it will be before those wells run dry
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Ohio Water Crisis a Warning for Texas, by Neena Satija

Ohio Water Crisis a Warning for Texas, by Neena Satija | Lake Granbury Watershed | Scoop.it
Algal blooms like the one that caused a water crisis in Ohio's fourth-largest city this weekend are possible in Texas. But no state requires treatment plants to test their water for the toxins, which can be lethal.
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Manufacturing Giant's Water Woes a Sign of What's to Come, by Neena Satija

Manufacturing Giant's Water Woes a Sign of What's to Come, by Neena Satija | Lake Granbury Watershed | Scoop.it
Dow Chemical's struggles to secure enough water supplies for its growing operations in Texas have sparked concerns about whether the state's diminishing natural resources can accommodate its exploding population and economy.
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5th Circuit Reverses District Court Opinion in Victory for Water Suppliers, by Eli Okun

5th Circuit Reverses District Court Opinion in Victory for Water Suppliers, by Eli Okun | Lake Granbury Watershed | Scoop.it
State and local water planning agencies in Texas were handed a narrow victory by federal judges on Monday, vindicating their decisions to supply more water to cities and industries at the potential expense of wildlife.
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Water Woes: Rancher fights on

Water Woes: Rancher fights on | Lake Granbury Watershed | Scoop.it
BORDEN COUNTY — A crisp breeze rips across the prairie as Ralph Miller steps from his dirt-encrusted Ford F-250. He adjusts a sweep of gray hair under his black Stetson and stands over a grave marked “The Water Well Man.”
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Water Woes: Trickle-down effect

Water Woes: Trickle-down effect | Lake Granbury Watershed | Scoop.it
MATAGORDA COUNTY — A green tractor moves slowly through a dirt field in the Mad Island Marsh Preserve, pulling a disk plow that churns and breaks up black clods of dried soil and stubble.
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