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Tropical rainfall in September in the Lower Rio Grande Valley interrupted the final phases of harvest of the area’s 145,000 acre cotton crop, according to Rod Santa Ana, Texas A&M AgriLife Communications specialist, Weslaco. This field north of McAllen was harvested but not before rains kept the grower from stalk destruction, a state-mandated operation designed to prevent overwintering of boll weevils. (AgriLife Communications photo by Rod Santa Ana)
Farm & Ranch

After prolonged drought, South Texas producers are now struggling with too much moisture

Posted  September 16, 2014  by  Water News of Texas

On Sept. 16, the rains were continuing without any let up in the forecast, which was discouraging for South Texas growers of cotton and citrus

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Water Conservation

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension & Texas Water Foundation Join the Save Water Texas Coalition

Posted  August 6, 2014  by  Water News of Texas

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and the Texas Water Foundation are new partners in the Save Water Texas Coalition’s efforts to raise public awareness about the critical need for water conservation

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Other News

Zebra Mussel Rules Now Expanded Statewide – All boats must be drained before leaving or approaching a lake or river.

Posted  May 22, 2014  by  Water News of Texas

All boats operating on public fresh water anywhere in Texas be drained before leaving or approaching a lake or river to help combat the further spread of zebra mussels and other invasive species.

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Water Supply

Lake Conroe Reaches Full Pool Elevation for first time in 4 years

Posted  May 14, 2014  by  Water News of Texas

This is the first time that Lake Conroe has been at full pool elevation since April 25, 2010.

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Water Supply

Surface Water Facility to Quench Texas County

Posted  May 1, 2014  by  Water News of Texas

The San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA) is doing precisely that with its latest project, the $191-million Surface Water Facilities, being built on and adjacent to Lake Conroe in Montgomery County, just north of Houston.

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Tropical rainfall in September in the Lower Rio Grande Valley interrupted the final phases of harvest of the area’s 145,000 acre cotton crop, according to Rod Santa Ana, Texas A&M AgriLife Communications specialist, Weslaco. This field north of McAllen was harvested but not before rains kept the grower from stalk destruction, a state-mandated operation designed to prevent overwintering of boll weevils. (AgriLife Communications photo by Rod Santa Ana)

After prolonged drought, South Texas producers are now struggling with too much moisture

On Sept. 16, the rains were continuing without any let up in the forecast, which was discouraging for South Texas growers of cotton and citrus
by Water News of Texas
 

 
 
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Texas is fuming because Mexico isn’t sending the water it owes

Mexico doesn’t dispute its water debt, but says that its own shortages make it impossible, at this point, to comply with the annual 350,000 acre-feet to be given to the United States.
by Water News of Texas
 

 
 
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Texas A&M AgriLife Extension & Texas Water Foundation Join the Save Water Texas Coalition

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and the Texas Water Foundation are new partners in the Save Water Texas Coalition’s efforts to raise public awareness about the critical need for water conservation
by Water News of Texas
 

 

 
ZEBRA-boats-state-wide

Zebra Mussel Rules Now Expanded Statewide – All boats must be drained before leaving or approaching a lake or river.

All boats operating on public fresh water anywhere in Texas be drained before leaving or approaching a lake or river to help combat the further spread of zebra mussels and other invasive species.
by Water News of Texas
 

 
 
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At least 34 Texas Communities have less than a 90 day supply of water. A dozen could go dry in 45 days or less.

"We have sort of taken water for granted for a long time. And I think that time is over. I think its valuation has gone up. Some communities are in more trouble than others,"
by Water News of Texas
 

 

 
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Lake Conroe Reaches Full Pool Elevation for first time in 4 years

This is the first time that Lake Conroe has been at full pool elevation since April 25, 2010.
by Water News of Texas
 

 
 
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Surface Water Facility to Quench Texas County

The San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA) is doing precisely that with its latest project, the $191-million Surface Water Facilities, being built on and adjacent to Lake Conroe in Montgomery County, just north of Houston.
by Water News of Texas
 

 



 
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37 Percent of Texas now in Extreme to Exceptional Drought – up 30% in 3 months

All drought categories expanded across parts of Texas, resulting in Exceptional Drought covering virtually all of the Texas panhandle
by Water News of Texas
 

 
 
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Harris-Galveston Subsidence Districts WaterWise Program Helps Families Save Water

Over 58,000 households in Harris and Galveston Counties are learning the importance of saving water with the Harris-Galveston Subsidence Districts WaterWise Program
by Water News of Texas
 

 
 
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Texas Water Development Board launches interactive 2012 State Water Plan website

The map will display Water Needs by Region, Municipal, Irrigation, Livestock, Manufacturing, Mining, and Steam Electricity.
by Water News of Texas
 

 

 
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Texas Panhandle communities may run out of water in 90 days

Lake Meredith and White River Lake are at 0 percent full. Lake J B Thomas is only at 1.1 percent. Many of these communities may run out of water in just 90 days.
by Water News of Texas
 

 
 
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The good, bad, and dried out realities of Texas’ water supply – A one year comparison of Texas Lake Levels

While portions of Texas are bone dry, other lakes runneth over. - An Infographic comparison of Texas Lake Levels from 3/17/13 to 3/17/14.
by Water News of Texas
 

 


 
 


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