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Austin’s long-term water plan calls for underground reservoirs, local sources

Austin’s recent water troubles gave new urgency to the city’s first look at a water resiliency plan, now years in the works, that local officials Tuesday said may be unprecedented nationwide.

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Communities in Texas and all over the world are storing water underground

Actively moving water underground, a practice known as managed aquifer recharge, is increasingly popular, with 1,200 projects worldwide, including San Antonio and El Paso.

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Deep in the desert in West Texas, a spring-fed swimming pool beckons 

The sprawling pool in Balmorhea is part of a complex ecosystem fed by underground springs. On summer weekends, cars line up for a half-mile waiting to get in.

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Austin’s Water Forward plan is a bold step into the future

Austin’s 100-year water plan, the first of its kind in Texas, looks to use all sources of water, including rainwater, stormwater and wastewater.

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Texas struggles to keep pace as thirst for water intensifies

With about 1,000 people arriving in Texas each day, officials are struggling to ensure they can meet the growing demand.

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Texas Ranch to Fetch Almost Half a Billion Amid Water Rush

An obscure Texas company has bid $450 million to acquire the Hanging H Ranch in one of the state’s most desolate corners, aiming to make a big splash amid booming demand for water in the world’s busiest oil patch.

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Meeting ponders resuming flow of Comanche Springs

Many people remember a time when Comanche Springs flowed freely, a natural phenomenon that a research says could happen again. Sharlene Leurig, chief executive officer of the Texas Water Trade, came to the Rollins Sibley House in Fort Stockton on Monday, June 24 to talk about the possibilities.