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Friday, March 4th, 2016

Barton Springs conservation district drafts new Trinity Aquifer pumping rules

Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District officials have established guidelines for groundwater pumping in a previously unregulated portion of the Trinity Aquifer in Hays County.

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

BS/EACD downgrades from critical drought stage

The board of directors for the Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District (BS/EACD) voted Thursday night to downgrade its drought declaration to a less restrictive stage.

Wednesday, October 1st, 2008

County to kick in $5 million for Dahlstrom conservation easement

The Hays County Commissioners agreed in principal Tuesday to spend nearly $5 million to conserve 2,200 acres near FM 1626 and RM 967, reducing the potential for a future traffic nightmare while preserving water supplies for 56,000...

Friday, June 27th, 2008

City of Buda Channel: Buda adopts BS/EACD watering schedule

Buda has implemented the Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District's lawn watering schedule on a mandatory basis after the water district called an alarm stage drought earlier this week.

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

BS/EACD declares alarm stage drought

The Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District has declared an alarm stage drought, meaning all its permittees must reduce water use by 20 percent. The district cited dry conditions since last September.