Water in West Texas What’s our answer?
What is Aqua Squad? What we do- • Educate • Events • Photo exhibit • Part of Center of Creative Energy- • Institute of Museum and Library Services National Leadership Grant • Upper Colorado River Authority • San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts • San Angelo ISD
San Angelo • Major Industries- • Cotton farming • Sheep • Medical supply companies Annual Rainfall: 20 in
North, South, & Middle Concho Rivers O.C. Fisher, O.H Ivie, Twin Buttes, & Lake Nasworthy Reservoirs
Monitoring Runoff in City Crews check local pollution levels post-rain By: Kiah Collier CITY COUNCIL: Drought level 2 reinstated Council agrees to start draining south pool of Twin Buttes into north pool By: Matthew Waller San Angelo Gives Thanks for Rainfall City Council hopes prayers bring showers By: Matthew Waller Hopes high for rain to fill lakes Too soon to tell impact on reservoirs By: Jennifer Rios Rain makes streams flow for first time in years Rains have all tributaries flowing again By: Matthew Waller Water tops City Council agenda San Angelo heads to drought level 2 By: Matthew Waller CITY COUNCIL: City enters next drought level Surcharges, watering limits go into effect By: Matthew Waller Drought continues despite rain Tom Green County livestock industry wilts By: Matthew Waller Watering limited to once every 14 days By: Staff Report
After 2011 Before 2011 Drought In west Texas O.C. Fisher Lake
Average rain fall=20 inches 2011 = less than 9 inches
We need to learn to live without as much water. • Find ways to conserve and treat water wisely The water is in our hands!
Stormwater Pollution Invasion! Algae grown from fertilizer run off Sewage Leak Trash collected in the corner of the Concho river.
Structural Vortex Separator • Sediment Ponds • Natural Wetlands • Storm Drain Protection • Erosion Control