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GBRA OKs feasibility study on desalination

Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority directors on Wednesday took an historic step that could lead to GBRA building the state�s first integrated seawater desalination/power plant.

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Welcome to exTRA – an aggregation of both TRA-related and industry-specific news clips. TRA’s communications division provides these clips as an educational service to TRA’s valued staff, directors and consultants. The articles selected are determined to be of interest to our readership, but in no way reflect TRA’s official position(s) or view(s).
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College student harvests water from clouds

Princeton grad student Michael Thomas uses an intricate system of polyurethane mesh nets to capture moisture from the air.
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Cyclists, walkers and runners join Ft. Worth Mayor, Betsy Price - Dallas News | myFOXdfw.com

Cyclists, walkers and runners join Ft. Worth Mayor, Betsy Price - Dallas News | myFOXdfw.com | exTRA by the Trinity River Authority of Texas | Scoop.it
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San Juan selects $8.34M water plant builder

San Juan selects $8.34M water plant builder | exTRA by the Trinity River Authority of Texas | Scoop.it
SAN JUAN — Contracting firm Texas Descon will break ground on its first water treatment plant in San Juan this summer, after a years-long process by the city to obtain funding and find a contractor.
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Panther Island Pavilion to host Sunday summer tubing

Panther Island Pavilion to host Su
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Rain Helps. but Central Texas Drought Not Over

Rain Helps. but Central Texas Drought Not Over | exTRA by the Trinity River Authority of Texas | Scoop.it
This week's heavy rains are helping boost lake levels in two major Central Texas reservoirs but officials say it's far too soon to declare the persistent drought is over.
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Water supply rises to at least 18 months

Officials think it’s safe to say San Angelo will have more than 18 months of surface water supply thanks to the Memorial Day weekend’s rainfall, but numbers are not final as runoff still is flowing into area lakes.
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Rainfall likely to delay record-drought declaration

Rainfall likely to delay record-drought declaration | exTRA by the Trinity River Authority of Texas | Scoop.it
Recent rains have driven up lake levels in Central Texas’ two chief reservoirs, even as water officials say the drought gripping the region is far from being broken.
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Ellis County Commissioners unable to regulate biosolids use

Ellis County Commissioners unable to regulate biosolids use | exTRA by the Trinity River Authority of Texas | Scoop.it
Ellis County Commissioners and residents drew lines and each side sharply argued for or against the use of biosolids on county farmland Tuesday afternoon.
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WTCPUA imposes drought surcharge

The West Travis County Public Utility Agency has approved the imposition of a 20 percent drought surcharge on all water customers, starting with the next billing cycle in July.
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Stage 2 water restrictions to kick in Sunday despite holiday rain

Holiday rains may have brought relief to the drought-weary region, but Stage 2 water restrictions are still coming Sunday.
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Wastewater lagoon blamed for Exit 4 odor | New Hampshire News

Those living, driving and working around Exit 4 off Interstate 93 in Londonderry this week may be wondering why the area smells so bad.
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Where Will Austin Go For Water Next?

Where Will Austin Go For Water Next? | exTRA by the Trinity River Authority of Texas | Scoop.it
The Highland Lakes, the main reservoirs for over a million people in and around Austin, are only a third full. They could reach their lowest levels in history this summer.

As the shores receded during the Texas drought, businesses dried up and water quality declined. If you take a trip out to Lake Travis, you'll notice
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Weekend rain fills lakes

Weekend rain fills lakes | exTRA by the Trinity River Authority of Texas | Scoop.it
Rain over the Memorial Day weekend brought much needed water to the drought-stricken lakes in West Texas, but some officials say the drought is still far from over.
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Texas reservoir conditions by county

Click here for an interactive map of reservoir and surface water conditions in many Texas counties.
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More rain needed to curb drought

More rain needed to curb drought | exTRA by the Trinity River Authority of Texas | Scoop.it
Like most of Central Texas, Milam County has enjoyed late spring rains this month – including a gully-washer on Memorial Day – but it won’t be enough to ease drought conditions.
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State awards contract for 3 Trinity River Vision bridges | Fort Worth | Star-Telegram.com

State awards contract for 3 Trinity River Vision bridges | Fort Worth | Star-Telegram.com | exTRA by the Trinity River Authority of Texas | Scoop.it
The $65.5 million contract is for bridges to be built on Henderson Street, North Main Street and White Settlement Road by 2018.
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Dallas area drought reflected in rainfall and lake levels

Dallas area drought reflected in rainfall and lake levels | exTRA by the Trinity River Authority of Texas | Scoop.it
North Texas continues in the grip of a severe drought according to the May 29th
Drought Monitor report.
Scattered May showers have watered back yards around the
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Blending of Brazos, Lake Palo Pinto water begins

On April 1, the City of Mineral Wells, Palo Pinto County Municipal Water District No. 1, surrounding water supply corporations and other wholesale cu
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Rain helps but southern Plains still stuck in drought

Rain helps but southern Plains still stuck in drought | exTRA by the Trinity River Authority of Texas | Scoop.it
Last week’s deluge brought welcomed rain to much of the nation’s dry midsection, but even the much-needed moisture wasn’t enough to break the drought.
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LCRA gives outlook on lakes and drought

LCRA gives outlook on lakes and drought | exTRA by the Trinity River Authority of Texas | Scoop.it
Looking at the rains we had this week, it's a sight for sore eyes.
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$300 Million Texoma Pipeline Operational - CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

$300 Million Texoma Pipeline Operational - CBS Dallas / Fort Worth | exTRA by the Trinity River Authority of Texas | Scoop.it
The North Texas Municipal Water District has turned on the tap to a massive source of water for more than 1.5 million North Texans.
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Months Behind Schedule, New Water Well Finally Arriving For Spicewood Beach

Months Behind Schedule, New Water Well Finally Arriving For Spicewood Beach | exTRA by the Trinity River Authority of Texas | Scoop.it
 



Behind the counter of a general store just off Highway 71, Kim Clifton, the cashier, shrugs her shoulders and shakes her head when asked about the drought. “We just need more rain,” she says. She rolls her head back to let out an exasperated laugh, “Bring the rain! Bring it!”

It's something you hear all the
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Flower Mound considering Fort Worth as option for more water

In an attempt to secure future water sources without paying too much for it, Flower Mound may look to its neighbors to the southwest.
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SAWS handles Northeast Side spill

SAN ANTONIO â€" San Antonio Water System crews cleaned up a sewer spill of more than 100,000 gallons of wastewater on the Northeast Side, but have found no dead fish or other signs of an adverse impact, the utility said. SAWS crews that worked overnight to clean up the spill continued to monitor the area near Salado Creek on Tuesday, and planned to perform a televised inspection of the line.
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Stage 3 Drought Emergency Declared for Reservoir

The Brazos River Authority (BRA) has declared a Stage 3 drought emergency for the Lake Proctor reservoir in Texas. The announcement could pose as an ominous sign of things to come in the fast a,Latest News
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