Monthly Archives: May 2014

The First Big Trip

All in all we probably hiked just short of 5 miles.  The dogs were at their limit.  The kids could have probably done a little more.  A couple of weeks back, I had gone to a lecture by a UT … Continue reading

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The Res

A trip down the Trinity to Lake Livingston, I picked up the kids for an overnight at the Alabama Coushatta tribal lands.  We stayed in a little cabin, actually a green wooden one room structure on wheels with electricity and … Continue reading

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Big Lake Bottom Natural Wildlife Preserve

This area near Palestine) is very hard to find and undeveloped.  There are no signs.

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A Little Water Hole and Some Healing Springs

A trip out to Lampasas and Colorado Bend State Park.  Water levels were definitely low – last year the Colorado River ran dry in a few spots, and the lake level downstream (Lake Buchanan) was so low that the hydroelectric … Continue reading

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Level

Some Lake Water Levels    

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Much To Do About Water: Part 2

Panel: Industrial Water Needs Energy is one of the biggest consumers of water (25%).  In the US, this fraction may be just under 50% (Sanders and Webber, 2012). Panel: Desalination and Brackish Water   Panel: A $56 Billion Political Process … Continue reading

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Much To Do About Water: Part 1

It was the 2014 Water Summit, an Austin gathering of Texas big thinkers sponsored every other year by the The Academy of Medicine Engineering and Science of Texas.  I headed off to attend, this time avoiding the parking fees and … Continue reading

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