PARKS & WILDLIFE COMMISSION APPROVES ZEBRA MUSSELS RULE FOR NORTH TEXAS
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission has approved a rule requiring anyone leaving or approaching public waters in 17 North Texas counties to drain their boats to prevent the further spread of invasive zebra mussels. Is your county included? Click here.For additional information on zebra mussels, click here.
POSTCARD DETAILS END OF DOCK INVOICES
Many dock owners at BRA reservoirs will receive a postcard in the mail rather than an invoice reminding them that they will not receive a bill for the annual On-Water Facility Fee for 2014. Other customers with residential water permits will receive an invoice before the end of the year for water permit fees only. The BRA Board of Directors voted in April 2013 to discontinue assessing the annual residential fee effective January 1, 2014. Those residents that pay dock fees by automatic payment through their bank are reminded to notify their bank; or if a check is issued, the BRA will return the payment to you.
TWO POSSUM KINGDOM LAKE PARKS CLOSE
The BRA has closed two Possum Kingdom Lake parks for paving of park roads. Sandy Beach Park and North D & D Park will be closed for the remainder of the calendar year. The boat ramp at North D & D Park remains open and accessible. For questions, please call 940-779-2321.
If you ask someone where their water comes from, they will most likely smile and say ďfrom the faucet.Ē Sure, thatís how we access our water, but most people donít really consider where it originates.
For Texans, about 40 percent of water consumed is from surface water or water flowing in Texasí rivers or stored in man-made reservoirs.
Once itís taken from the river or reservoir, it may be used for many different purposes besides drinking water. The Texas Legislature created the Brazos River Authority to manage the surface water resources in the Brazos River basin including supplying the resource to numerous entities. Who are these entities and how is the water used?