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In Texas, Using Fire to Protect and Expand Water Supplies

In Texas, Using Fire to Protect and Expand Water Supplies | Trinity River Basin | Scoop.it
Fire and water may seem at odds with each other, but Austin’s city-owned water utility is using prescribed burning in an effort to help more rainfall make its way underground to the Edwards Aquifer.



Austin Water’s Wildland Conservation Division is conducting the burns on over 380 acres of Hay County that feed into the Barton Springs Segment
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Water Planners Focus on a More Populous Texas, but Not a Hotter One, by Neena Satija

Water Planners Focus on a More Populous Texas, but Not a Hotter One, by Neena Satija | Trinity River Basin | Scoop.it
As state water planners prepare to spend $2 billion in public funds to address Texas’ water needs in the coming decades, scientists say that state leaders' skepticism on climate change will only impair such planning.
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Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation

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Holistic ranching essential as demand for water grows

Holistic ranching essential as demand for water grows | Trinity River Basin | Scoop.it
Smart land conservation is the key to coping with droughts and keeping Texas’ agriculture thriving, writes William McKenzie.
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No Joke: Most Texas Cities' Drinking Supplies Flush With "Potty Water", by Neena Satija

No Joke: Most Texas Cities' Drinking Supplies Flush With "Potty Water", by Neena Satija | Trinity River Basin | Scoop.it
Wichita Falls has become the butt of late-night jokes and the subject of shocked headlines over plans to use treated sewer water as drinking water. But the town is hardly the only one to reuse dirty water.
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What's the Magic Number on Texas' Water Needs?, by Neena Satija

What's the Magic Number on Texas' Water Needs?, by Neena Satija | Trinity River Basin | Scoop.it
How much water does the state need in the coming decades? It depends on whom you ask. State water planners say that Texas needs 2.7 trillion more gallons of water a year by 2060. But some water law and planning specialists say that figure is far too high.
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More Drought, Heat and Water Wars: What Climate Change Already Means for Texas

More Drought, Heat and Water Wars: What Climate Change Already Means for Texas | Trinity River Basin | Scoop.it
A new federal report out today from offers a stark warning about our changing climate. As carbon dioxide reaches levels never before seen during human history, we're already feeling the effects of climate change, and it's likely to get worse.

The National Climate Assessment is the product of hundreds of experts and
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Opponents Want Marvin Nichols Reservoir Out Of State Water Plan

Opponents Want Marvin Nichols Reservoir Out Of State Water Plan | Trinity River Basin | Scoop.it

The Texas Water Development Board will soon decide whether to continue planning for the controversial Marvin Nichols Reservoir or take it out of the state’s water plan.

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Marvin Nichols reservoir opponents shift focus

Marvin Nichols reservoir opponents shift focus | Trinity River Basin | Scoop.it
Opponents of the proposed Marvin Nichols Reservoir are fighting just to be acknowledged in Northeast Texas region’s plan.
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Important Victory for Texas Landowners in Eminent Domain Case | Texas Agriculture Law

Important Victory for Texas Landowners in Eminent Domain Case | Texas Agriculture Law | Trinity River Basin | Scoop.it

A recent jury verdict in Johnson County, Texas illustrates an important point for landowners to understand when it comes to determining compensation for easements taken by eminent domain.

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EPA says proposed CLean Water Act rule change will benefit agriculture

EPA says proposed CLean Water Act rule change will benefit agriculture | Trinity River Basin | Scoop.it
“We worked very hard to not only make sure the proposed rule doesn’t have a negative impact on agriculture..."
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AgriLife Extension sets five Quail Appreciation Day programs in May | AgriLife Today

AgriLife Extension sets five Quail Appreciation Day programs in May | AgriLife Today | Trinity River Basin | Scoop.it

All the programs will consist of a six-hour quail management workshop that will include quail physiology, management topics and an afternoon tour featuring regional management and habitat assessment techniques.

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Spring turkey time just around the corner - Jacksonville Daily Progress

Spring turkey time just around the corner - Jacksonville Daily Progress | Trinity River Basin | Scoop.it
Spring turkey time just around the corner Jacksonville Daily Progress Then, citing dwindling populations and limited hunter participation, Texas Parks and Wildlife biologists in 2012 elected to close the season in 15 counties including Cherokee,...
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The Texas Water Exchange: A Water Marketplace Emerges | The Rivard Report

The Texas Water Exchange: A Water Marketplace Emerges | The Rivard Report | Trinity River Basin | Scoop.it
None other than that wit and wag from American history, Ben Franklin, said way back in 1746, “They’ll know the worth of water when the well runs dry.” Drought-prone Texas, ...
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Pipeline Companies Paying More to Cross Private Land, by Gilad Edelman

Pipeline Companies Paying More to Cross Private Land, by Gilad Edelman | Trinity River Basin | Scoop.it
As pipeline companies scramble to provide infrastructure to support the energy boom, they are having to pay more for the right to build oil and gas pipelines across private property.
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Ensuring sufficient water supplies in Texas

Ensuring sufficient water supplies in Texas | Trinity River Basin | Scoop.it

Between the years 1997 and 2007 alone, we lost more than 2 million acres of valuable open space, wildlife habitat, watersheds and recharge areas to other uses.

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Pipeline companies should pay for full value of easements

Pipeline companies should pay for full value of easements | Trinity River Basin | Scoop.it

Disputes between pipeline companies wanting to pay the lowest possible price and landowners demanding the maximum possible remuneration have led to a booming business for Luke Ellis and other attorneys who specialize in eminent domain cases. 

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Report questions Texas' water needs

Report questions Texas' water needs | Trinity River Basin | Scoop.it

Drought-prone Texas could make better use of its existing water supplies and avoid spending billions of dollars on new reservoirs, pipelines and other big-ticket projects with more realistic forecasts for demand, according to an analysis released Friday. 

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Fire-Setting Ranchers Have Burning Desire To Save Tallgrass Prairie

Fire-Setting Ranchers Have Burning Desire To Save Tallgrass Prairie | Trinity River Basin | Scoop.it
In eastern Kansas, ranchers burn the prairie every spring to bring back grass for grazing cattle. Environmentalists celebrate those fires because without them the delicate ecosystem would disappear.
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El Niño a Drought-Buster for Texas? Not So Fast, Forecaster Says

El Niño a Drought-Buster for Texas? Not So Fast, Forecaster Says | Trinity River Basin | Scoop.it
Everyone's waiting on El Niño, the "little boy" or "Christ Child" (since it usually shows up in the winter). This weather pattern that forms in the Pacific could end up redeeming Texas and other parts of the southwest in the form of above-average rain.

All signs point to one reappearing this fall, and typically El
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In defense of a real lawn — even in Texas

In defense of a real lawn — even in Texas | Trinity River Basin | Scoop.it
By mimicking and using nature, we can transform yards, roadsides, parks and campuses into diverse, robust ecosystems, writes Mark Simmons.
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Earth Day 2014: The Hope in Healthy Soil

Earth Day 2014: The Hope in Healthy Soil | Trinity River Basin | Scoop.it

These farmers understand the soil is alive. So they’re farming with practices to ensure the soil ecosystem is alive and well and working for them. While management techniques vary from farm-to-farm, they all use these four key soil health principles. They…

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These farmers understand the soil is alive. So they’re farming with practices to ensure the soil ecosystem is alive and well and working for them. While management techniques vary from farm-to-farm, they all use these four key soil health principles. They…

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- See more at: http://blogs.usda.gov/2014/04/22/earth-day-2014-the-hope-in-healthy-soil/#sthash.H8e6O1cT.dpuf

These farmers understand the soil is alive. So they’re farming with practices to ensure the soil ecosystem is alive and well and working for them. While management techniques vary from farm-to-farm, they all use these four key soil health principles. They…

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- See more at: http://blogs.usda.gov/2014/04/22/earth-day-2014-the-hope-in-healthy-soil/#sthash.H8e6O1cT.dpuf
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To Deal With Drought, Texas Needs to Manage Growth – Next City

To Deal With Drought, Texas Needs to Manage Growth – Next City | Trinity River Basin | Scoop.it
The state’s cities can’t keep hoping that more water will come from somewhere.
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Texas: West Fork Trinity River | Nonpoint Source Success Stories | US EPA

Texas: West Fork Trinity River | Nonpoint Source Success Stories | US EPA | Trinity River Basin | Scoop.it
Texas: West Fork Trinity River | Nonpoint Source Success Stories | US EPA http://t.co/8i3G0pm0x1
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Smith: Eastern turkey season set to open on Tuesday - Longview News-Journal

Smith: Eastern turkey season set to open on Tuesday - Longview News-Journal | Trinity River Basin | Scoop.it
Smith: Eastern turkey season set to open on Tuesday
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The annual Eastern turkey season is fast approaching. The season is set to begin on Tuesday, a traditional date for most.
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