The LSGCD Board of Directors met on January 8, 2019 for their regularly scheduled monthly meeting. Below are highlights from that meeting.
The LSGCD Board of Directors met on December 18, 2018 for a special-called meeting. Below are highlights from that meeting.
The LSGCD Board of Directors met on December 11, 2018 for their regularly scheduled monthly meeting. Below are highlights from that meeting.
The Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District, during its August regular meeting Tuesday, approved Resolution No. 18-006, officially adopting water use fees for 2019. These fees remain unchanged from 2018.
The Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District, at its June 2018 meeting, passed resolution 18-002, ordering a special election of directors to be held on November 6, 2018. As the District transitions to a new seven-member elected board, interested candidates must file before the deadline on August 23, 2018, prior to 6 p.m. that day.
Dozens gathered Friday, May 11, 2018, at the Montgomery County Extension Office to learn about rainwater harvesting for irrigation, livestock, wildlife, and firefighting.
A new U.S. Geological Survey groundwater model visualization tool is now available to help users visualize the inputs and outputs of complex groundwater models across the country.
Groundwater models are computer codes that simulate the physics of groundwater motion within an aquifer system. This new web-based mapping tool, called GWWebFlow, allows water managers and the public to visualize complex groundwater models in a more understandable way.
“This web-based platform gives water managers the ability to easily visualize groundwater model inputs and results,” said Jeremy White, USGS scientist and GWWebFlow team lead. “This was not previously possible for those without specific knowledge of and access to groundwater modeling software.”
Real-time water-quality, streamflow and water height information for Lake Houston and the surrounding San Jacinto watershed are now available from a new web application from the U.S. Geological Survey, done in cooperation with the City of Houston.
Lake Houston is the primary drinking-water source for Houston, Texas. Real-time data are required to evaluate the effects of watershed influences, such as land-use change and storm events, on Lake Houston water quality. These data will help water treatment facility operators make informed decisions about adjusting treatment methods in response to changing water-quality conditions.
Real-time measurements are updated hourly and visualizations are accessible from 40 USGS observation stations, which collect a combination of lake, stream, groundwater well, precipitation and water-quality data. The map viewer includes supporting data layers, such as current and forecasted weather conditions and hazard warnings. Users can view seven real-time water-quality observation stations: four located on streams that flow into, and three within, Lake Houston. The continuous water-quality monitoring stations are located in urbanized and rural parts of the watershed and measure various parameters such as turbidity, pH and others.
"This week Conroe Noon Lions Club had the pleasure of welcoming James Ridgway Jr. who is the Education Public Awareness Coordinator for the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District. James' message is all about the importance of water and the ability to sustain such a valuable resource." Click here to read more.
CONROE, TX – October 26, 2017 – The second annual Minecraft Water Challenge has come to an end and once again the participants really showcased their creativity and critical thinking skills.
The Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District board of directors today approved new recommendations for future increases in groundwater pumping in Montgomery County based upon the results of a three-year scientific study.