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Notice of Deadline for Ballot Applications

The Clearwater Underground Water Conservation District has posted the “Notice of Deadline to File Applications for Place on the Ballot” notice as prescribed by the Secretary of State. Filing dates and times begin July 19, 2014 and continue through August 18, 2014. Applications can be picked up and submitted during normal business hours which are 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the District offices located at 700 Kennedy Court in Belton Texas.

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2013 CUWCD Annual Report Published

We are pleased to announce the 2013 Annual Report has been published and approved by the Board of Directors. This in-depth look at the Districts activities is required by our management plan and is a great resource to understand who we are and what we do from year to year. To read the report in its entirety, please click here.

Texas House of Representatives Natural Resource Committee

General Manager, Dirk Aaron, testified at the Interim meeting of the Texas House of Representatives Natural Resource Committee on June 25, 2014. The House Committee asked more than 26 individuals (9 from Groundwater District Managers) from different sectors of groundwater management to testify concerning Interim Charge #2. Testimony can be viewed at Texas House of Representatives Natural Resource Committee Broadcast Archives: http://tlchouse.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=28&clip_id=8453

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Recent Rains Help, But Most Of Texas Is Still Very Thirsty

Water has always been important to Texas, but perhaps never more than now, with the state attracting more and more industries, with the energy sector running at full speed and with agriculture – as always – leading the way. But Texas faces numerous water issues, and none may be bigger than the drought which has enveloped much of the state for years.

Recent rains have lessened some of the drought’s impact in several areas, but overall, Texas is still hurting for water — about 70 percent of the state is in some sort of drought status ranging from moderate to exceptional, the highest rank.

John Nielsen-Gammon, professor atmospheric sciences at Texas A&M University who also serves as the State Climatologist, knows more about the state’s past – wet or dry – than anyone. He travels the state on a regular basis speaking to various groups about the drought, and the most often-asked question is, “When will the drought end?”

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New TWDB Daily Groundwater Levels Website Launched

AUSTIN – Today Texans are more aware than ever of the importance of groundwater. As part of ongoing efforts to synthesize and communicate water-related data to scientists, policy makers and the public, the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today announced its Water Data for Texas website now includes groundwater data. The website has been a source of information on reservoirs and drought since November 2012.

TWDB’s Recorder Well Program has more than doubled in the past 15 years, partially because more groundwater conservation districts are participating in the program. TWDB currently maintains 184 recorders in 79 counties. In addition to the TWDB network, the U.S. Geological Survey and the Edwards Aquifer Authority also maintain their own networks of recorder wells in the state. All of these data, including the U.S. Geological Survey and Edwards Aquifer Authority networks, are now available at waterdatafortexas.org.

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