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Don't Pick Up Hitchhikers This Boating Season

Don't Pick Up Hitchhikers This Boating Season

You probably wouldn’t pick up a hitchhiker and bring them home to your neighborhood. Would you consider picking up hitchhikers at the lake that could create havoc on your drinking water and cost you a great deal of money? Probably not; but, most people don’t know they could be doing just that. You can help stop the spread of these invasive mollusks simply by cleaning your boat before venturing into a new area.
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It's Drinking Water Week!

It's Drinking Water Week!

Most of us probably don’t think about the water coming out of our faucets. Whether the source is ground or surface water, the end product is the result of a thorough process to make sure it is safe for you and your family to drink. National Drinking Water Week, celebrated from May 3-9, reminds us how important clean, reliable drinking water is in our everyday life. What can you do to help ensure we continue to have a ready supply of clean water?
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USDA Offering Emergency Loans to  Drought Stricken Farmers, Ranchers

USDA Offering Emergency Loans to Drought Stricken Farmers, Ranchers

The drought has hit Texas farmers and ranchers hard, to the point that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has declared several Texas counties disaster areas due to drought damage in 2014. This includes many counties in the Brazos River basin. Farmers and ranchers in these counties may qualify for federal emergency loans to help them recover.
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Learn to Tell a Spring Shower From Severe Weather in Free Classes Around the State

Learn to Tell a Spring Shower From Severe Weather in Free Classes Around the State

Want to learn how to tell whether approaching clouds are a spring shower or a severe thunderstorm? You can over the next few months as the National Weather Service offers educational classes as part of its Sky Warn program at several locations across the Brazos River basin.
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Streamflow Alerts Now Available by Text and Email

Streamflow Alerts Now Available by Text and Email

Being concerned about flooding might seem a little crazy after more than 4 years of drought conditions. But Texas weather has been known to change on Mother Nature’s whim and being prepared is never a poor idea. The U.S. Geological Survey has introduced an online tool that can provide updates on changes to streamflow by text or email for those who live near or just enjoy venturing out on Texas’ rivers and lakes. For more, click here.
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