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Edwards Aquifer Recovery Implementation Program

Friday, August 5th, 2011

EAA to hold hearings on ‘significant,’ ‘likely’ fee increase

Edwards Aquifer Authority (EAA) officials have announced public meetings to present information and receive public comment regarding what they say is a likely, significant increase in the aquifer management fees for fiscal year (FY) 2012.

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

Council approves river protection plan

San Marcos city council members on Tuesday unanimously approved recommendations to alleviate the effects of swimming, picnicking and other recreational activities on the health of the San Marcos River.

Monday, September 20th, 2010

City task force issues river access recommendations

A city-created river recreation task force has issued its recommendations for river access restrictions, hoping their implementation will insulate local water users from state restrictions. The task force offered advice on areas ranging from dogs and litter...

Monday, May 10th, 2010

Task force could ask city to restrict river access

A city task force could ask the San Marcos City Council to restrict access to the San Marcos River during periods of low flow. Otherwise, according to task force members, a state program could force such restrictions...

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

River recreation limits on the table in aquifer plan

Charged by the Legislature with recommending potentially far-reaching changes to management of groundwater in Central Texas, the Edwards Aquifer Recovery Implementation Program is reviewing a number of a ways to protect endangered species in the San Marcos...

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

State planning could close river for rec use

The decline of Texas Wild Rice, which grows naturally only in the San Marcos River, could motivate state aquifer protection planners to pressure the city into closing parts of the river for recreational uses.

Sunday, April 26th, 2009

Aquifer recovery group lands federal grant

The Edwards Aquifer Recovery Implementation Program has been awarded a $1,063,125 grant from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for habitat conservation planning assistance.