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Water + Weather for October 2022 November 07, 2022

Drought continues to expand across Texas and storage in our water supply reservoirs continues to fall. In the Water + Weather report, Dr. Mark Wentzel looks at current drought conditions and highlights Bexar County, showing the difference 9+ months of drought conditions can have on surface and groundwater supplies.

Pflugerville treatment plant expansion addresses zebra mussels and population growth October 12, 2022

The City of Pflugerville’s surface water treatment plant expansion will increase capacity to meet water demands and includes solutions to combat the zebra mussel infestation in Lake Pflugerville. The expansion project is funded in part with a $24 million loan from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund, administered by the Texas Water Development Board.

Groundwater sampling helps better understand Edwards-Trinity Aquifers September 14, 2022

This summer, Jacob's Well in Hays County ran dry for the fourth time in recorded history. The springs from the Trinity Aquifer feed into Cypress Creek and the Blanco River, eventually ending up in the Edwards Aquifer. Scientists are sampling water from deep in the aquifers to find out more about the health of water underground.