Today we are featuring a technical report from the Texas A&M University Repository. “The 1997 Irrigation Suspension Program for the Edwards Aquifer: Evaluation and Alternatives” focuses on the details of a pilot program by the EPA.

From the description “The EAA implemented a pilot irrigation suspension program in 1997 on 9,669 acres mainly in Medina and Uvalde counties with the objective of increasing springflow at Comal Springs, and providing relief to municipalities in meeting Critical Period (drought) Management Rules. The Aquifer region, however, experienced a wet Spring in 1997, so that even irrigators not enrolled in the program applied little or no irrigation water.”

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