[ExI] water control

Damien Broderick thespike at satx.rr.com
Tue Jul 17 02:50:29 UTC 2007

At 04:12 PM 7/16/2007 -0700, Spike wrote:

>Texas has been
>recently pounded by excess rain.  Pahdnuh.  But this is a problem that can
>be solved.

Here's more than you could possibly want to know 
about one plan based in part on naturally replenishable aquifers:


<The authority governs water use in a huge, 
crescent-shaped mosaic of seven Central Texas 
counties lying along the Balcones Escarpment, the 
prominently faulted southern edge of the Edwards 
Plateau. Along the escarpment, water flows – 
often abundantly – from springs, collected high 
on the plateau, emerging low at its base. “Not 
only is this one of the bigger aquifers in the 
country, with great, quality water, tremendous 
water, it recharges! I mean it replenishes 
itself,” enthused Eason. He compared the Edwards 
to the Oglala Aquifer stretching from the 
Panhandle of Texas to South Dakota. Eason said 
the Oglala is huge, but doesn’t recharge. “Once 
they use all that, it’s gone.” > 

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