Water

Thursday, February 19, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

LCRA says Central Texas drought worst on record

The Lower Colorado River Authority announced Wednesday that, based on preliminary data from last year, it now considers the drought that has been afflicting Central Texas since 2008 to be the worst on record.LCRA Executive Vice President of Water John…

Thursday, February 19, 2015 by Kara Nuzback

ZAP shoots down variances for Far West parcel

The Zoning and Platting Commission took a hard stance against several requested environmental variances that would allow an Austin resident to build a 3,500-square-foot home on a steep slope at 4316 Far West Blvd.Property owner Ali Tabrizi sought to build…

Monday, February 16, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

Developers propose brackish water for Decker Golf

In a major shift, Decker Lake Golf LLC representatives have proposed a new plan they say would not use reclaimed water to irrigate a PGA-class golf course proposed for Walter E. Long Metropolitan Park.The company’s vice president, Warren Hayes, told…

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

Council discusses water scarcity

With the current central Texas drought showing no signs of abating, City Council sat down with staff and water experts on Monday to discuss the severity of the issue.Sharlene Leurig, who chaired the Austin Water Resource Planning Task Force, told…

Friday, January 30, 2015 by Andy Sevilla

Many on alert over water drilling plan in Hays

Hays County officials and residents concerned over the proposed pumping of 1.8 billion gallons of water per year from the Trinity Aquifer are calling for the Texas Legislature’s help.“Immediate action needs to be taken to fill in that white zone,…

Monday, January 26, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

New agriculture commissioner calls water top issue

Recently elected Texas Department of Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller said Wednesday that he plans for the agency to play a more active role as it relates to water.“We’re going to have a water department, and we’re going to be very…

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