The Brazos River Authority will take public comment on proposed changes to the Rules for Governance of Brazos River Authority Lakes and Associated Lands from September 16 – October 16, 2014. The changes to the document are being made to streamline current regulations. For more on the proposed changes or to comment, click here.
FREE LANDOWNER WATER WORKSHOPS
If you’ve ever wanted to learn about the relationship between the Brazos basin’s streams and the land along their banks, you now have a couple of chances to do so – for free. The Texas AgriLife Extension and partner organizations will be hosting two workshops later this month in the Brazos basin. For more, click here.
EXPLORING WATER SUPPLY OPTIONS
FOR THE CITY OF ABILENE
With two primary sources of water currently less than 20 percent full, the City of Abilene has joined many other municipal water users in exploring new options to ensure a continuous supply of water to their citizens. The city may soon contract with the Brazos River Authority for additional water supply. For more, click here.
KEEPING OLD MEDICINE OUT OF DRINKING WATER
If your medicine cabinet if full of old prescription drugs, you might be tempted to flush them away. But you might not be aware that by discarding these drugs, you may be sending them into our drinking water supply. On Saturday, Sept. 27, you will be able to drop off those unwanted medications with professionals who will dispose of them properly. For more on National Take Back Day, click here.
Irrigating a golf course during a hot Texas summer can be a challenge. Keeping everything green during an ongoing drought while complying with mandated cutbacks is an even larger challenge. SugarTree Golf Course, located near Weatherford in the Upper Brazos basin, has managed to implement an effective drought program while maintaining a championship course. For more, click here.