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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 26, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas EXPLANATION AOUiFFP 70NE rr WARDS TRANSITION ZONE S UNDFWGRDUNO WATER Edwards Aquifer board consensus brings about need for zone definitions Edwards Aquifer data By KENNETH IKELS Coma County Edwards Urtdeground Water District For i he past weeks an al tempi ha lein made to inform local citizens about and protjlems facing ihe I ndcrground District These issues and problems do not have simple or that matter an problems imohmg our most prtftous resoun water will take extraordinan eftort in The Kdvkartts with Us thret1 widel diverge artions agriculture irrigation the liih largest in the I nitinl thai is ojmpletelN on underground water and rw real ion and lounsm The recreation and tourism whal seems in txinsurmountable dif ferentea of opinion The I is going to make effon possible to reconcile Ihe Ihrtv dillercnl actions if we are nut m vihing applicable to the storage of hydrocarbons and hazardous materials over the recharge zone also are applicable to the transition rone The final area that needs defini tion is the solid black line that ap pears to parallel Interstate 35 This is known as the bad water line or the downdip limit of fresh water This zone is hard to define for there are not enough wells in the area to specifically define the line or zone The general consensus is that a wells drilled north of this approx imate line will produce fresh water with a high mineral or saline The EUWD has a continuing study going on to determine if this bad water line can shift either north or south A shift to the north would certainly cause problems par ticularly in New Braunfels and San Marcos area Should you have questions center mng the please feel fret to call you EUWD county Kenneth Jack Ohnch and Craig Hollmig wsier for people in z ftn3 A umeslone for Q TO pa amount ol water m the on a drought for oown destroys the A MOM people in 1986 an K ii a pouuiation of 294 000 acre sring flow lor from the CK per c thousand acrefeet V1 or 38 79 percent iii In u Thtrnlon Ihe o the Hl U txjard are to mil Dilutions on a wild input from all Tn tiein to aiiniuulish this it HHOHUS inn u m the putiln atKiut tluM matters in the tnsl was aiui is what we the toiliui tiiliiturs of the Kl l Uiii II ing lii do this tn its lieforc We i IIIMHit sel lex i iiligalor to altfiilioii the injijinJaiies ture in voiu nunlN that ale to the KIWI lxls relei in the map ol tomal l iitinlv pi inleO explain the line In tKgni with Ihe boundaries nl the district ale outlined 111 arrows 1hls in diiates that niils the toutheasl HJI llnli sllghllv less than one half nl Ihe iOUHU Is in the It ou reside within this alia ou are ill Ihe hl Uli have Ihe I ight to te and pas Ihe Kl W 1 The next region lor is tie area outlnieJ in iols 1hls area is the recharge jihi extends from the laull Ihe begin mug of the Hill t ounlrs in the southeast portion ol the count lo about the middle of Ihe county and along Obulo Creek westward to the Kendall ioiuii line It is obvious thai much of the recharge zone lies outside of the district and may pose some questions Howes er rules for muiated b the Texas Water Tom mission for protection of the aquifer appj to all the i echarge wheUier or oul recharge ione ii here runoif water and coruanunanis can enter the underground is this critical region that requires close scrutiny at all tunes to ensure that no possible contamination can ur will oecw The region outlined in dashes is caiied the transition ioue This is a IOAC of fractures and faults but not as extensive as the recharge urns and has the capability ol allowing water to eater the aquifer Water ConwnAsswn dfijin e4 this MAC in July oi and rules It fr New Its Its To Be Un ignosticTool d i vw Theres now niuscies are acting ilir1 tl of your Com if n Looks Free ciee Spinal Screening N T y Q f v os ct Easy lutruducing Hit tlasy Kasy It wear with business Kasy to wear with casual The style is the handcraiting is oldiashioned And it feels as good as it looks Narrow Medium SAS Factory Shoe Store Uog Cabin Store 17995 I H 35 f Next to Garden Ridge Pottery 65V6318 STORC HOURS Mon IhiuThurs Fnda 109 Sunday 126 Pu p M is Wheel for the Kids 1X1 Moon New Bi 6294488 tee Mechanical Rides Richardson Chiropractic f t Rt J
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