This month we explore academic publications on the topics of dams and dam failures in Texas, the power of using lemons for water disinfection and the relationship between naturalized flows and observed flows.
This month we explore academic publications on the topics of freshwater inflows and its effect to Galveston Bay following Hurricane Harvey, springs discharge and its thermal buffering to aquatic habitats, volunteer-driven citizen science to address plastic pollution and assessing how municipal supplies and wastewater affect stream and spring waters.
This month we explore academic publications on the topics of the Texas-New Mexico water war, the potential for greater solar development in West Texas, the development of interploid hybrids to enhance the water efficiency of St. Augustinegrass and a look at how water issues could constrain oil and gas production in the United States.
Texas is big, hairy, and fascinating, especially when it comes to water. With 38 public universities and 35 private colleges and universities in the state and many more across the country (and the world) interested in Texas, there’s a great deal of academic scholarship focused on water in the Lone Star State. This new column is where I provide brief summaries and hat tips to several recent academic publications on water in Texas.