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State's first new reservoir in 30 years will supply water to rapidly growing North Texas

State's first new reservoir in 30 years will supply water to rapidly growing North Texas | exTRA by the Trinity River Authority of Texas | Scoop.it

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has given the green light to the state's first new reservoir in 30 years, a project expected to meet the water needs of North Texas' rapidly growing population for years to come.

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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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Here's the new plan for Georgetown's Berry Creek wastewater pipeline

Here's the new plan for Georgetown's Berry Creek wastewater pipeline | exTRA by the Trinity River Authority of Texas | Scoop.it

A new route for the planned wastewater pipeline iwould go around Berry Springs Park and Preserve rather than underneath it.

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WP approves TWDB application, bid for new wells

WP approves TWDB application, bid for new wells | exTRA by the Trinity River Authority of Texas | Scoop.it

The Willow Park City Council met in regular session Tuesday night and unanimously approved a resolution to file an application for financial assistance with the Texas Water Development Board in the amount of $13,770,000.

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SJRA, Montgomery County and City of Conroe Host Public Meeting on Flood Protection and Early Warning

On February 25, 2019 representatives from the San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA), Montgomery County, and the City of Conroe will hold a third and final public meeting to discuss the upper West Fork San Jacinto River Watershed Flood Protection Study and Flood Early Warning System Project.

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Bastrop approves $2.6M for two 250,000-gallon water storage tanks

The Bastrop City Council on Tuesday night approved spending $2.6 million to construct two 250,000-gallon water storage tanks along Texas 20 at Texas 71, a move officials said will improve water system redundancy and ensure adequate water pressure and fire flow west of the Colorado River.

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Basura Bash tackles trash along San Antonio waterways

Basura Bash tackles trash along San Antonio waterways | exTRA by the Trinity River Authority of Texas | Scoop.it

The 25th annual Basura Bash waterway clean-up happens Saturday. Over the years, volunteers have removed more than 1 million pounds of trash.

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Buda seeks passage of aquifer storage bill

Buda seeks passage of aquifer storage bill | exTRA by the Trinity River Authority of Texas | Scoop.it

Buda’s explosive growth, from about 7,300 people in 2010 to nearly 17,000 today, coupled with a changing climate that brings both floods and drought, means that the city has to carefully manage its water resources.

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Tyler staff propose law to reduce fats, oils and grease put into city sewers

Staff for the city of Tyler have come up with a plan to reduce the amount of fats, oils and grease that end up in the city’s sewer system as part of a settlement with federal regulators.

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City of Shamrock holds special meeting to discuss water system issues

City of Shamrock holds special meeting to discuss water system issues | exTRA by the Trinity River Authority of Texas | Scoop.it

The Shamrock City Council held a special meeting to address and discuss the city's ongoing water issues on Monday, Feb. 11. A lengthy boil water notice in Oct. 2018, led to the community believing it was time to fix the problem once and for all. "We can’t keep putting lipstick on the pig. We keep patching these things and patching them and another pops up," said a Shamrock resident. The water infrastructure in Shamrock is very old, some dating back to 1909.

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El Nino pattern could help keep us out of water restrictions this summer

All the rain we got late this year and now the steady rainfall so far this year is mainly thanks to the El Nino pattern we're in and that could have some lasting effects later on this summer.

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Oily sheen visible in Houston bayou after massive jet fuel spill

Oily sheen visible in Houston bayou after massive jet fuel spill | exTRA by the Trinity River Authority of Texas | Scoop.it
Cleanup of what is believed to be the largest jet fuel spill in Houston's history has entered a second week, with portions of Sims Bayou boomed and oily sheen still visible in part of the bayou near I-45 and Howard.
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Katy City Council approves drainage and water line contracts

Katy City Council approved two contracts to refurbish drainage infrastructure and water lines during its Feb. 11 meeting. The contract for more than $126,000 was awarded to Aranda Industries LLC, a Houston-based company. The contractor will repair and update storm sewers on Bartlett Road and Sanford Street.

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High Fire Danger For Texas, Oklahoma Panhandles

High Fire Danger For Texas, Oklahoma Panhandles | exTRA by the Trinity River Authority of Texas | Scoop.it

The Texas A&M Forest Service says the Texas Panhandle and parts of western Texas also face a high risk of wildfires. The U.S. Drought Monitor reports conditions are abnormally dry in the areas, resulting in “critical fire weather forecast for the region.”

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California company seeks to build $1 billion refinery in Permian Basin

California company seeks to build $1 billion refinery in Permian Basin | exTRA by the Trinity River Authority of Texas | Scoop.it
A California company is seeking to build a $1 billion refinery to make gasoline and diesel near the Permian Basin town of Kermit.
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Speegleville residents concerned about high levels of chlorine

Speegleville homeowners are experiencing water woes. From showering to just running their tap water, many say the water smells of chlorine. 

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LCRA is ‘stepping up to the plate’ on Lake LBJ cleanup

LCRA is ‘stepping up to the plate’ on Lake LBJ cleanup | exTRA by the Trinity River Authority of Texas | Scoop.it

The most significant flood since the dams were built on the Colorado River hit the Highland Lakes in October 2018. In that month alone, inflows of 1.3 million acre-feet of water were measured in the Highland Lakes chain. Lake Travis, when full, holds just more than 1.1 million acre-feet of water.

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As feds dawdle, Texas may fast-track flood projects

As feds dawdle, Texas may fast-track flood projects | exTRA by the Trinity River Authority of Texas | Scoop.it

With the memory still fresh of Hurricane Harvey's deadly 2017 assault on the Texas coast, which swamped part of the nation's refining and chemical industry, state lawmakers are looking for ways to prevent devastating future flooding.

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Frustrated with Palmview sewer project, city councilman confronts contractor

Frustrated with Palmview sewer project, city councilman confronts contractor | exTRA by the Trinity River Authority of Texas | Scoop.it

Frustration with the Palmview sewer project sparked an argument between City Councilman Joel Garcia and a contractor Wednesday. Garcia confronted the contractor Wednesday during a public meeting that brought together the Palmview City Council, the Agua Special Utility District board and construction contractors.

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Harris County awarded $2.7 million for San Jacinto River drainage plan

Harris County awarded $2.7 million for San Jacinto River drainage plan | exTRA by the Trinity River Authority of Texas | Scoop.it

The Texas Division of Emergency Management recently awarded $2,708,208 to Harris County to provide necessary funding from FEMA to complete a comprehensive San Jacinto Watershed Master Drainage Plan, according to a San Jacinto River Authority press release.

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Concerns grow over $120K pipe boring under creek

A letter from Texas Parks & Wildlife Department (TPWD) officials to Wimberley engineering consultants indicates the city’s change of scope for its wastewater plant might not be doing enough to protect the environment.

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City awarded $250,000 for water and sewer upgrades

City efforts to replace its antique, crumbling water and sewer pipes received a $250,000 boost Tuesday from a Texas Department of Agriculture grant. That money, part of a Community Development Block Grant, will match $250,000 the city already allocated to rebuild century-old water, sewer, and drainage pipes in the downtown area.

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Solaris Water Midstream begins water recycling operations in the Permian Basin

Solaris Water Midstream begins water recycling operations in the Permian Basin | exTRA by the Trinity River Authority of Texas | Scoop.it

A Houston oilfield water management company has started operations to recycle wastewater from oil and natural gas sites in the Permian Basin of West Texas and southeastern New Mexico.

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Shine proposes statewide groundwater availability study

Bell County knows the impact of not properly managing groundwater firsthand. The two sources here — the Trinity and the Edwards Aquifers — are directly affected by the unregulated use of groundwater from Williamson County. But the true extent of that use is not known.

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Why Llano County, LCRA and TCEQ are not removing flood debris from Lake LBJ

Why Llano County, LCRA and TCEQ are not removing flood debris from Lake LBJ | exTRA by the Trinity River Authority of Texas | Scoop.it

The Lower Colorado River Authority tells KXAN their job is to mark hazards in the main channel and it's up to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to remove debris. But the TCEQ only gets involved when the debris threatens bridges, dams and roadways — not when it interferes with recreational use.

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Round Rock, water district renew effort to build Dam 101 ahead of development woes

Round Rock, water district renew effort to build Dam 101 ahead of development woes | exTRA by the Trinity River Authority of Texas | Scoop.it

Approximately 80 properties in Round Rock West are set to be moved off the 100-year flood plain—or the area that has a one percent chance to flood any given year—in several years after local officials signed off on a deal to build a dam in Round Rock’s most flood-prone area.

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Southeast Texas wetlands draw state, federal attention

Southeast Texas wetlands draw state, federal attention | exTRA by the Trinity River Authority of Texas | Scoop.it

 A prairie pothole wetland in Galveston County may look to the naked eye like a field of weeds. There is no open water feature, no flowing creek, not even a visible ditch to transport the waters that collect on them all the way to Galveston Bay.

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