Updates from May, 2009

SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS

Freshwater Research Also Warns of Danger

May 11th, 2009 | Related Press

The recent rains were a wonderful respite from what is becoming one of our region’s worst droughts. But we are still far short of the rainfall needed to make this an “average year.” And let’s not forget that during the record 1950s drought, there were […]

Filed in: Whooping Cranes

VICTORIA ADVOCATE

Will Water Wars Drain Supply?

May 6th, 2009 | Related Press

As an urban guzzler battles for rights to lower Colorado River basin water, many in the Crossroads worry stalled talks may hurt this region’s supply. The San Antonio Water System on Tuesday declared the Lower Colorado River Authority in breach of contract for pulling out […]

Filed in: Guadalupe Basin Water Management

HOUSTON CHRONICLE

Human Use of River Water Killing Whooping Cranes

May 6th, 2009 | Related Press

The winter of 2008/2009 was the worst in recent history for the whooping crane, the icon of federally protected endangered species. The flock had grown from 16 birds in 1941 to 270 birds in the fall of 2009. However, last winter seven adults and 16 […]

Filed in: Guadalupe Basin Water Management, Whooping Cranes