Texas Reservoir Levels In Decline

Texas Reservoir Levels In Decline – The Trend Will Continue, by Andrew Owen Kansas City, July 9 (World Weather Inc.) – Western and southern Texas water storage is in decline over that of last year and the region will continue to deal with hot, dry, weather for the next few weeks resulting in a further decline. Some areas in western and southern Texas have been experiencing a fall in soil moisture and water supply since last autumn. Dryland production has been cut for many areas, but irrigated agriculture has been experiencing ongoing favorable conditions. Water levels will continue to steadily …

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Accommodation Doctrine Applies to Groundwater

Texas Supreme Court:  Accommodation Doctrine Applies to Groundwater Texas Agriculture Law Blog: Agrilife.org In an important decision that could have far-reaching impacts, the Texas Supreme Court sided with the Coyote Lake Ranch, holding that the accommodation doctrine does apply to groundwater in Texas. This case is extremely important for Texas landowners and groundwater owners. For the first time, the Texas Supreme Court announced that the accommodation doctrine, previously applied only in oil and gas severances, will apply in groundwater severances as well. READ ARTICLE.

Texas Real Estate Attorney Hammers WOTUS Reg

LandOwner Newsletter Vol 37 Issue 9 May 12, 2016 Texas Real Estate Attorney Hammers WOTUS Reg A court stay is the only wall standing between landowner property rights and a federal takeover of most of the nation’s land, says Judon Fambrough, an attorney with the Teal Estate Center at Texas A & M University. The result of the waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) regulation enacted by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) means “the Clean Water Act’s jurisdiction now extends well beyond the navigable waters of the U.S. to practically all waters if implemented,” says …

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Waters of the US Rule Put on Hold

Waters of the US Rule Put on Hold A federal appeals court on Friday morning said that the U.S. government could not begin implementing the controversial “Waters of the U.S.” rule that governs what waterways are subject to federal Clean Water Act permits and which waterways are not.  READ MORE FROM AgWeb.com

Thornberry Introduces Bill to Rein in EPA Overreach

Thornberry Introduces Bill to Rein in EPA Overreach Regarding the EPA’s efforts to expand their control of all water, and therefore having more control over private land water, US Congressman Mac Thornberry has proposed a Bill that would better define navigable waters and help protect private land owners from the EPA overreach.  See his press release here…  

USFS Backs Away From Groundwater Grab

USFS Backs Away From Groundwater Grab….Western Livestock Journal…April 17, 2015…By Theodora Dowling, WLJ Correspondent. Western ranchers are taking a victory lap after the U. S. Forest Service (USFS) Deputy Chief Leslie Weldon announced last Tuesday that the agency is “not moving forward” with a proposal to impose unprecedented regulations on water on and near USFS land.  See complete article here.

Board Rejects TCEQ Order For Briscoe County Annexation

Board Rejects TCEQ Order For Briscoe County Annexation. During their March 13 regular meeting, the High Plains Underground Water Conservation District (HPWD) Board of Directors unanimously rejected an order from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) recommending annexation of the western portion of Briscoe County into the district. The five-member board made its decision after receiving comments at a public hearing earlier in the day. “We believe in local control. The Board of Directors listened to Briscoe County residents and honored their wishes not to be annexed into the water conservation district,” said HPWD President Lynn Tate of Amarillo. TCEQ designated the Briscoe, …

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