Sample records for texas water development

  1. Surface Water Development in Texas.

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    McNeely, John G.; Lacewell, Ronald D.

    1977-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Government. Flood-control storage capacities at 26 major Texas reservoirs amounted to 17.4 million acre-feet in 1976. There is evi- dence of a changing national policy to keep economic development out of the flood plains. It appears that management... Water Development ................................. 30 Appendix Tables .......................................... 32 ......... Appendix A: Major Conservation Storage Reservoirs 40 endix B: Water Development Board Policy ............... 41 eferences...

  2. Development of Optimization Systems Analysis Technique for Texas Water Resources

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    Hann, R. W.

    growth asa function of resource use is developed and an example presented using the area affected by the Blackburn Crossing Reservoir in East Central Texas....

  3. Course helps professionals develop watershed protection plans: Texas water resources professionals gather

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    Jensen, Ric

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    tx H2O | pg. 6 Story by Ric Jensen Course helps professionals develop watershed protection plans | pg. 6 tx H2O | pg. 7 W ater resources professionals wanting training on watershed protection plan development are benefiting from a course... Casebolt of Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board, Lucas Gregory of Texas Water Resources Institute, Vanessa Escobar of the Texas Water Development Board, and Ernest Moran of the San Antonio River Author- ity calculate load duration curves...

  4. Water Quality Control (Texas)

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    The policy of the state of Texas is to promote the quality of the state's water by regulating existing industries, taking into consideration the economic development of the state, and by...

  5. Water Rights (Texas)

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    The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality regulates the water rights for the state of Texas. Water and state water may be appropriated, stored, or diverted in the state of Texas for beneficial...

  6. Champions of Texas Water

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    Wythe, Kathy

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    tx H2O | pg. 10 Champions of Texas Water Story by Kathy Wythe CHAMPIONS OF TEXAS WATER At quick glance, the two Texas women might seemopposite. One is tall, brown-haired and East-coast educated; the other petite, blonde and educated on the West... coast. A closer look reveals two women who are both ranchers and state officials with a similar passion for Texas and preserving its waters. Kathleen Hartnett White is chair of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), and Susan Combs...

  7. Champions of Texas Water

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    Wythe, Kathy

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    tx H2O | pg. 10 Champions of Texas Water Story by Kathy Wythe CHAMPIONS OF TEXAS WATER At quick glance, the two Texas women might seemopposite. One is tall, brown-haired and East-coast educated; the other petite, blonde and educated on the West... coast. A closer look reveals two women who are both ranchers and state officials with a similar passion for Texas and preserving its waters. Kathleen Hartnett White is chair of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), and Susan Combs...

  8. Developing a High-Resolution Texas Water and Climate

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    Yang, Zong-Liang

    for hyperresolution: global food production; water resources sustainability; flood, drought, and climate change and vegetation; · landatmospheric interactions; soil moisture & evapotranspiration; · inclusion of water quality as part of the biogeochemical cycle; · representation of human impacts from water management; · utilizing

  9. Development of a Dynamic Water Management Policy for Texas

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    Meier, W. L.; Helm, J. C.; Curry, G. L.

    planners during implementation of water plans was then addressed. The objective used in this problem was to select reservoir storage capacities, schedule a time for construction, and establish an operating policy such that the total cost of the linked...

  10. North Central Texas Water Quality Final Report

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    Berthold, T. Allen

    of Acronyms BMPs: best management practices DO: dissolved oxygen SSL: Spatial Sciences Laboratory SWAT: Soil and Water Assessment Tool TCEQ: Texas Commission on Environmental Quality TRWD: Tarrant Regional Water District TWRI: Texas Water Resources... with Texas AgriLife Research, through the Spatial Sciences Laboratory (SSL) and Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI), to develop and use simulation models to identify potential contaminant sources, estimate the potential costs and benefits of best...

  11. Development of a formula to determine outdoor residential water consumption in College Station, Texas

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    Winkelblech, Audrey Kristen

    1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis reports the findings of a telephone survey, public tax records, and water bills of 233 randomly selected single family detached residences, built between 1992 and 1994 in College Station, Texas. Weather information consisting of average...

  12. Water Resource Uses and Issues in Texas.

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    McNeely, John G.; Lacewell, Ronald D.

    1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Water Resource Uses and Issues in Texas The Texas A&M University System The Texas Agricultural Experiment Station Neville P. Clarke. Director, College Station, Texas Acknowledgments This study of the Texas water situation completes a series... Water Deuelopment in Texas August 1978 - B-1189: Wafer Resource Uses and Issues in Texas. The present publication considers the implications of ground-water over- drafts and impending full utilization of surface-water resources in Texas. Princi- gal...

  13. Spatial Water Balance in Texas

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    Reed, Seann; Maidment, David; Patoux, Jerome

    Water availability is critical to the economy in the state of Texas. Numerous reservoirs and conveyance structures have been constructed across the State to meet the water supply needs of farmers, municipalities, industries, and power generating...

  14. Community Water Demand in Texas

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    Griffin, Ronald C.; Chang, Chan

    Solutions to Texas water policy and planning problems will be easier to identify once the impact of price upon community water demand is better understood. Several important questions cannot be addressed in the absence of such information...

  15. Development of a Water Loop Simulation at the Texas A&M University Main Campus

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    Xue, H.; Deng, S.; Claridge, D. E.; Liu, M.

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A computer simulation model is an economic and convenient tool to perform analysis of chilled water loop. The primary objective of this paper is developing procedure for simulating and optimizing chilled water loop with computer simulation model. A...

  16. Texas Water Resources Institute Annual Technical Report

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    projects in 2011-12 conducted by graduate students at Texas A&M University (4 projects), West Texas A State University, and a multi-state, international project. Jacob Becker, of West Texas A&M UniversityTexas Water Resources Institute Annual Technical Report FY 2011 Texas Water Resources Institute

  17. Texas Water Resources Institute Annual Technical Report

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    &M University (7 projects), Texas Tech University (1), West Texas A&M University (1), and the University. West Texas A&M University Student, Robert Taylor, conducted a pricing model to assess the effectsTexas Water Resources Institute Annual Technical Report FY 2006 #12;Introduction The Texas Water

  18. Soil and Water Conservation (Texas)

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    The Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board is established to encourage and oversee soil-conserving land-use practices, and to provide for the conservation of soil and related resources and...

  19. Texas Water Resources Institute Annual Technical Report

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    -Wilcox; and the Gulf Coast Aquifer. A series of minor aquifers called West Texas Bolsons also cross Texas borderTexas Water Resources Institute Annual Technical Report FY 2001 Introduction Research Program #12;Texas Groundwater Management and Global Applications Basic Information Title: Texas Groundwater

  20. Texas Water Resources Institute Annual Technical Report

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    , including Texas A&M University, Baylor University, Rice University, West Texas A&M University at selected sites throughout Texas. Kevin Heflin of West Texas A&M University tested whether the use of cattleTexas Water Resources Institute Annual Technical Report FY 2002 Introduction Research Program

  1. Texas Water Resources Institute Annual Technical Report

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    Texas Water Resources Institute Annual Technical Report FY 2003 Introduction The Mission of the Texas Water Resources Institute is to: (1) Provide leadership for Experiment Station and Extension research and education water programs statewide, coordinating with scientists, specialists, county agents

  2. Potential Impact of the Development of Lignite Reserves on Water Resources of East Texas

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    James, W. P.; Slowey, J. F.; Garret, R. L.; Ortiz, C.; Bright, J.; King, T.

    adverse effects of lignite strip mining and lignite utilization on the hydrology and water quality of the area. Both field and desk studies were conducted to evaluate the potential impact of lignite development on water resources of the area. Field studies...

  3. A Study of Institutional Factors Affecting Water Resource Development in the Lower Rio Grande Valley, Texas

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    Trock, W. L.; Casbeer, T. J.

    1969-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Despite numerous studies of and plans for the use of land and water resources of the lower Rio Grande Valley for efficient agricultural production, development has lagged and the production potential has not been realized. ...

  4. Texas Water Resources Institute Annual Technical Report

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    Texas Water Resources Institute Annual Technical Report FY 2004 Introduction The Mission of the Texas Water Resources Institute is to: (1) Serve as the designated Water Resources Research Institute for the State of Texas, as part of the National Institutes for Water Resources Research Program and established

  5. Water Control and Improvement Districts (Texas)

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    The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is authorized to review and establish local water districts throughout the state of Texas. The Water Code gives the Commission the right of...

  6. Resources for Small Water Systems in Texas

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    Dozier, Monty; Theodori, Gene L.; Jensen, Ricard

    2007-03-28T23:59:59.000Z

    and Extension Specialist; Monty Dozier, Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist; and Ric Jensen, Assistant Research Scientist, Texas Water Resources Institute; The Texas A&M University System There are many resources to help managers of small water...

  7. Managing Bacteria Pollution in Texas Waters

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    Wythe, Kathy

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Story by Kathy Wythe tx H2O | pg. 2 BACTERIA MANAGING tx H2O | pg. 3 IN TEXAS WATERS POLLUTION Managing Bacteria Pollution in Texas Waters tx H2O | pg. 4 W ith 310 water bodies in Texas failing to meetwater quality standards because... of bacteria,managing bacteria pollution is commanding the attention of water agencies, researchers and stake- holders across Texas. These water bodies are listed in the 2006 Texas Water Quality Inventory and 303(d) List for failing to meet the standards...

  8. Managing Bacteria Pollution in Texas Waters

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    Wythe, Kathy

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Story by Kathy Wythe tx H2O | pg. 2 BACTERIA MANAGING tx H2O | pg. 3 IN TEXAS WATERS POLLUTION Managing Bacteria Pollution in Texas Waters tx H2O | pg. 4 W ith 310 water bodies in Texas failing to meetwater quality standards because... of bacteria,managing bacteria pollution is commanding the attention of water agencies, researchers and stake- holders across Texas. These water bodies are listed in the 2006 Texas Water Quality Inventory and 303(d) List for failing to meet the standards...

  9. Refund for Economic Development (Texas)

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    The Refund for Economic Development under the Tax Code for state tax refunds for economic development. Some Texas property owners may be eligible to receive refunds of state sales and use taxes and...

  10. A study of institutional factors affecting water resource development in the Lower Rio Grande Valley, Texas

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    Casbeer, Thomas J

    1967-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    have lower yields than those in California and Florida, but operation costs are lower in the 6 Ibid. 7 U f. d f tt C, U'tdftt*C' fA f titte 19~64 Texas Counties, ~o . cit. , Cameron, Hidalgo, and Millacy counties. 21 Va!! oy. The prr 8' t pot.... Based on forces. ts macle in 1965 by the Bureau of Business Res. . arch, mu . icipal and industrial wa er requirements for the anticipated popula ion levels would be around 84, 000 to 89, 000 cre- 22 feet p, =r year for. the tl. ree-county area during...

  11. A Study of Institutional Factors Affecting Water Resource Development in the Lower Rio Grande Valley, Texas

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    Trock, W. L.; Casbeer, T. J.

    efficiency in water use, rights should be made negotiable. Some trading or leasing of rights is practiced now on an informal basis. A change or clarification of water law to permit purchase and sale of rights would facilitate exchange so that water would...

  12. Homeland Security Challenges Facing Small Water Systems in Texas

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    Dozier, Monty; Theodori, Gene L.; Jensen, Ricard

    2007-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

    across Texas A&M are now developing graduate classes on such areas as government programs related to homeland security, haz- ard mitigation, cybersecurity, public health and critical infrastructure protection related to water and wastewater systems...

  13. Texas Gas Service- Residential Solar Water Heating Rebate Program (Texas)

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    Texas Gas Service offers a flat rebate of $750 for its residential customers within the Austin and Sunset Valley city limits for the installation and purchase of a new solar water heater with...

  14. Course helps professionals develop watershed protection plans: Texas water resources professionals gather

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    Jensen, Ric

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    tx H2O | pg. 6 Story by Ric Jensen Course helps professionals develop watershed protection plans | pg. 6 tx H2O | pg. 7 W ater resources professionals wanting training on watershed protection plan development are benefiting from a course...

  15. Impact of Water Resource Development on Coastal Erosion, Brazos River, Texas

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    Mathewson, C. C.; Minter, L. L.

    Major dam and reservoir development within the Brazos River Basin is correlative with a significant decrease in the suspended sediment load of the river and with increased coastal erosion rates near the delta. A hydrologic analysis of the river...

  16. texas water resources institute Water management is one of the most significant challenges facing Texas today. Major water quantity and water quality

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    texas water resources institute Water management is one of the most significant challenges facing Texas today. Major water quantity and water quality problems exist, affecting the environment and economy. Texas needs solutions. At the Texas Water Resources Institute, we help solve these pressing water

  17. Survey and Control of Synthetic Organics in Texas Water Supplies

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    Batchelor, B.; Shannon, J. D.; Yang, P.

    1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    TR- 109 1981 Survey and Control of Synthetic Organics in Texas Water Supplies B. Batchelor J.D. Shannon P. Yang Texas Water Resources Institute Texas A&M University ...

  18. Projected Economic Returns from Alternative Water Conservation Techniques -- Southern High Plains of Texas. (Abstract)

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    Young, Kenneth B.; Kuehler, Anthony

    1975-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    PLAINS OF TEXAS Kenneth B. Young and Anthony Kuehler * ABSTRACT Amounts of water available from the Ogallala aquifer are being diminished since discharge flows exceed recharge flows in the High Plains of Texas where groundwaters have been developed...

  19. Energy and water in the Western and Texas interconnects.

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    Tidwell, Vincent Carroll

    2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Department of Energy's Office of Electricity has initiated a $60M program to assist the electric industry in interconnection-level analysis and planning. The objective of this effort is to facilitate the development or strengthening of capabilities in each of the three interconnections serving the lower 48 states of the United States, to prepare analyses of transmission requirements under a broad range of alternative futures and develop long-term interconnection-wide transmission expansion plans. The interconnections are the Western Interconnection, the Eastern Interconnection, and the Texas Interconnection. One element of this program address the support and development of an integrated energy-water Decision Support System (DSS) that will enable planners in the Western and Texas Interconnections to analyze the potential implications of water stress for transmission and resource planning (the Eastern Interconnection is not participating in this element). Specific objectives include: (1) Develop an integrated Energy-Water Decision Support System (DSS) that will enable planners in the Western and Texas Interconnections to analyze the potential implications of water stress for transmission and resource planning. (2) Pursue the formulation and development of the Energy-Water DSS through a strongly collaborative process between members of this proposal team and the Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC), Western Governors Association (WGA), the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) and their associated stakeholder teams. (3) Exercise the Energy-Water DSS to investigate water stress implications of the transmission planning scenarios put forward by WECC, WGA, and ERCOT. The goals of this project are: (1) Develop an integrated Energy-Water Decision Support System (DSS) that will enable planners to analyze the potential implications of water stress for transmission and resource planning. (2) Pursue the formulation and development of the Energy-Water DSS through a strongly collaborative process between Western Electricity Coordinating Council, Electric Reliability Council of Texas, Western Governors Association, and Western States Water Council. (3) Exercise the Energy-Water DSS to investigate water transmission planning scenarios.

  20. Resources for Small Water Systems in Texas

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    Dozier, Monty; Theodori, Gene L.; Jensen, Ricard

    2007-03-28T23:59:59.000Z

    This publication is a guide to finding the many resources available to help managers of small water systems in Texas. Details are provided about sources of financial assistance, tools for capacity building, training programs and educational...

  1. Texas Water Pollution Control Officers

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    Unknown

    2011-08-17T23:59:59.000Z

    , the amount of energy savings and estimated reduction in pollution achieved as a result of the implementation of the programs, and then provide the information to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, the United States Environmental Protection Agency...

  2. The Development of a Coordinated Database for Water Resources and Flow Model in the Paso Del Norte Watershed

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    Sheng, Zhuping; Tillery, Sue; King, Phillip J.; Creel, Bobby; Brown, Christopher; Michelsen, Ari; Srinivasan, Raghavan; Granados, Alfredo

    &M University Agricultural Research Center at El Paso; Raghavan Srinivasan, Spatial Sciences Laboratory, Texas A&M University; and Alfredo Granados Universidad Autnoma de Ciudad Jurez, Mexico Texas Water Resources Institute Texas A... University New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute Texas A&M University Texas Agriculture Experiment Station Universidad Autnoma de Ciudad Jurez Centro de Informacin Geogrfica Texas Water Resources Institute THE DEVELOPMENT...

  3. A Report on the Effectiveness of Texas Water Resources

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    Ruesink, L. E.

    A readership survey conducted in May 1977 found that readers of Texas Water Resources find it useful, attractive and informative. The bulletin is published by the Texas Water Resources Institute to generate public awareness and understanding...

  4. Publications, Personnel and Government Organizations Related to the Limnology, Aquatic Biology and Ichthyology of the Inland Waters of Texas

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    Clark, W.J.

    1966-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report is the result of a growing concern about the rate at which development of the water resources of Texas is outstripping biological and ecological knowledge of the aquatic environments concerned. Most Texas ...

  5. Water for Texas: Applicant Capacity Assessment Tool for the Economically Distressed Areas Program

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    Bennett, Jason; Dascaliuc, Svetlana; Grossman, Nick; Hunt, Michael; Kenesson, Laura; Madden, Tara; McWilliams, Austin; Scott, Whitney; Stubbs, Megan

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    distressed areas This project was a partnership between the George Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University and the Texas Water Development Board II Executive Summary Since 1989, the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB... and over budget. To help address this problem, TWDB asked a team of graduate students at the George Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University to develop an evaluation tool to assess the capacity of applicants to complete...

  6. Texas Tech University is poised to take a leadership role in the development of wind power systems through research, economic development, job creation and education.

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    Gelfond, Michael

    turbines and water desalination mechanisms in a West Texas community. Texas Tech will begin with a 5APR NEWSLETTER Texas Tech University is poised to take a leadership role in the development, such as Texas State Technical College, will benefit from curriculum development in implementation

  7. Economic, Hydrologic and Environmental Appraisal of Texas Inter-basin Water Transfers: Model Development and Initial Appraisal

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    Cai, Yongxia; McCarl, Bruce A.

    impacts and water quality changes. Water-related models that deal with hydrologic and environmental issues commonly focus on the quantity issues such as water supply and water flow but do not have economic or water quality dimensions (Wurbs, 2003... on combining surface and ground water by integrating the Edwards Aquifer Groundwater and River System Simulation Model (EDSIMR). 2 Modeling framework Economic theory indicates that water should be allocated to the highest valued users in order to achieve...

  8. Water Wells and Drilled or Mined Shafts (Texas)

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    The drilling, excavation, and construction of a water well or mine shaft requires a permit from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (previously known as the Texas Natural Resource...

  9. Bushland Management For Water Yield: Prospects for Texas.

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    McCarl, Bruce A.; Griffin, Ronald C.; Kaiser, Ronald A.; Freeman, Lansingh S.; Blackburn, Wilbert H.; Jordan, Wayne R.

    1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    TDOC Z TA245.7 B873 no.1569 LIBRARY :JUNo 91987 I 1 Texas A&M University Brushland Management for Water Yield: Prospects for Texas THE TEXAS AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENT STATION/Neville P. Clarke, Director/The Texas A&M University System.../College Station, Texas B-1569 May 1987 [Blank Page in Original Bulletin] BRUSHLAND MANAGEMENT FOR WATER YIELD: PROSPECTS FOR TEXAS Bruce A. McCarl Professor- Agricultural Economics Ronald C. Griffin Associate Professor- Agricultural Economics Ronald A...

  10. Groundwater Management Areas (Texas)

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    This legislation authorizes the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the Texas Water Development Board to establish Groundwater Management Areas to provide for the conservation,...

  11. Understanding what lies beneath: Groundwater critical to Texas water

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    Wythe, Kathy

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    , driller, construction and comple- tion data, aquifer, water level, and water quality data. Of the 1,000,000 plus water wells drilled in Texas over the past 100 years, more than 130,000 have been inventoried and the data entered into the TWDB... the National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Program in 1991. More information can be obtained at http://water.usgs.gov/nawqa/studies/praq/. Other USGS groundwater Web sites include: Ground-Water Data for Texas: (http...

  12. 2004-2005 Texas Water Resources Institute Mills Scholarship Application Water Management, Soil Salinity and Landscape Ecology in Laguna

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    Herbert, Bruce

    2004-2005 Texas Water Resources Institute Mills Scholarship Application Water Management, Soil-exist, sustainable water resource management strategies must be developed (Hutjes, 1998). The development Management, Soil Salinity and Landscape Ecology in Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge Nature of Problem

  13. Estimation of Recharge to the Middle Trinity Aquifer of Central Texas Using Water-Level Fluctuations

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    Jennings, Marshall; Chad, Thomas; Burch, John; Creutzburg, Brian; Lambert, Lance

    to the aquifer for 1999 and 2000. As part of the investigation, the Edwards Aquifer Research & Data Center (EARDC) staff worked with the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) and local groundwater conservation districts to install five new recording well monitors...

  14. COSTS OF WATER TREATMENT DUE TO DIMINISHED WATER QUALITY: A CASE STUDY IN TEXAS

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    McCarl, Bruce A.

    COSTS OF WATER TREATMENT DUE TO DIMINISHED WATER QUALITY: A CASE STUDY IN TEXAS David Dearmont Resources Research, 34(4), 849-854, 1998. #12;2 CHEMICAL COSTS OF WATER TREATMENT DUE TO DIMINISHED WATER QUALITY: A CASE STUDY IN TEXAS Abstract The cost of municipal water treatment due to diminished water

  15. Ground-based measurements of soil water storage in Texas

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    Yang, Zong-Liang

    Ground-based measurements of soil water storage in Texas Todd Caldwell Bridget Scanlon Di Long Michael Young Texas drought and beyond 22-23 October 2012 #12;Ground-based soil moisture Why do we need-limited TRANSPIRATION Water-limited Carbon storage ECOHYDROLOGY Stress, mortality, fire Oxygen limitations MICROBIAL

  16. Homeland Security Challenges Facing Small Water Systems in Texas

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    Dozier, Monty; Theodori, Gene L.; Jensen, Ricard

    2007-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

    and Extension Specialist; and Ric Jensen, Assistant Research Scientist, Texas Water Resources Institute; The Texas A&M University System Water systems of all sizes, including small systems, may be vulner- able to man-made and natural threats that can...

  17. Texas Water Resources Institute Annual Technical Report

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    , of Texas AMUniversity Soil and Crop Sciences Department, studied how chemically-treated composted biosolids

  18. Water Use for Hydraulic Fracturing: A Texas Sized Problem?

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    LeClere, David

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The state of Texas could face a 2.7 trillion gallon shortfall of water by 2060. Hydraulic fracturing (HF) requires large amounts of water for each well. Tax incentives should be offered to companies that substitute brackish ...

  19. Development of Integrated Pest Management in Texas Citrus.

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    Dean, H.A.; French, J. Victor; Meyerdirk, Dale

    1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Tooe LIBRARY B-1434 May 1983 Develo ~!!!~~!:rsitY of Integrated Pest Management ? In Texas Citrus The Texas Agricultural Experiment Station, Neville P. Clarke, Director, The Texas A&M University System, College Station, Texas CONTENTS... as Affected by Integrated Pest Management Investigations ............................. 11 Integrated Pest Management in Action ................................. 13 References Cited .................................................... 14 DEVELOPMENT...

  20. Irrigation Training Program For Texas Agricultural Producers

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    Harris, B.L.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Irrigation Training Program, funded by the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) through an Agricultural Water Conservation Grant, began in 2006. Administered by the Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI), the Texas State ...

  1. Guidelines for Developing Soil and Water Management Programs: Irrigated Pecans

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    Miyamoto, S.

    Guidelines for Developing Soil and Water Management Programs: Irrigated Pecans Agricultural Research and Extension Center at El Paso March 2002 Texas Agricultural Experiment Station The Texas A&M University System Texas Water Resources Institute... by soil and water testing and appraisal, and evaluation of soil improvement options. Finally, orchard management practices, such as soil and irrigation management, fertilization and weed control should be fine- tuned. The significance of each measure may...

  2. Factors influencing methane distribution in Texas ground water

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    Zhang, C.; Grossman, E.L.; Ammerman, J.W. [Texas A and M Univ., College Station, TX (United States)

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    To determine the factors that influence the distribution of methane in Texas ground water, water samples were collected from 40 wells in east-central and central Texas aquifers. Among the chemical parameters examined, sulfate is most important in controlling methane distribution. Methane occurs in high concentration in east-central Texas only where sulfate concentration is low, supporting the hypothesis that abundant microbial methane production does not begin until sulfate is depleted. Because water samples from central Texas are high in either oxygen or sulfate, methane concentrations are low in these waters. A positive correlation between methane and sulfate in these waters indicates a different, perhaps thermogenic, origin for the trace methane. The {sup 13}C/{sup 12}C ratios of dissolved methane ranged from {minus}80{per_thousand} to {minus}21{per_thousand} in east-central Texas and {minus}41.2{per_thousand} to {minus}8.5{per_thousand} in central Texas. Low values of < {minus}50{per_thousand} in the east-central Texas ground water indicate a microbial origin for methane and are consistent with the observed sulfate-methane relationship; high {sup 13}C/{sup 12}C ratios of > {minus}31{per_thousand} likely result from bacterial methane oxidation. Similarly, methane with high {sup 13}C/{sup 12}C ratios in central Texas may reflect partial oxidation of the methane pool. Overall, water samples from both regions show a positive correlation between sulfate concentration and the {sup 13}C/{sup 12}C ratio of methane, suggesting that methane oxidation may be associated with sulfate reduction in Texas ground water.

  3. Conservation is the best solution for Texas' water shortage

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    Johnston, Daniel

    Conservation is the best solution for Texas' water shortage Program coordinator of Irrigation and Water Conservation Markus Hogue looks at UT-Austin's water-conserving irrigation system in 2012. Photo fund for water infrastructure projects, as well as a $2 billion initial investment in that fund. State

  4. natural resources training program The goal of training programs coordinated by the Texas Water Resources

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    Resources Institute (TWRI) and the Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources (IRNR) is helping land Institute ·Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources ·Texas AgriLife Extension Service ·Texas Agrinatural resources training program The goal of training programs coordinated by the Texas Water

  5. Texas Stream Team: Ambassadors for Texas water quality

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    Wythe, Kathy

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    protection manager for the city of Denton, said the city has been involved with the stream team since 2007 when his entire staff was trained as monitors and trainers. Working with professors and students at Texas Woman?s University, the city staff has... organizations to increase its capability to reach more people with its message. The city of Denton, Houston-Galveston Area Council of Governments, and the Colorado River Watch network are among the stream team?s more than 60 partners. ?Partners provide...

  6. Integrated Energy-Water Planning in the Western and Texas Interconnections

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    Vincent Tidwell; John Gasper; Robert Goldstein; Jordan Macknick; Gerald Sehlke; Michael Webber; Mark Wigmosta

    2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    While long-term regional electricity transmission planning has traditionally focused on cost, infrastructure utilization, and reliability, issues concerning the availability of water represent an emerging issue. Thermoelectric expansion must be considered in the context of competing demands from other water use sectors balanced with fresh and non-fresh water supplies subject to climate variability. An integrated Energy-Water Decision Support System (DSS) is being developed that will enable planners in the Western and Texas Interconnections to analyze the potential implications of water availability and cost for long-range transmission planning. The project brings together electric transmission planners (Western Electricity Coordinating Council and Electric Reliability Council of Texas) with western water planners (Western Governors Association and the Western States Water Council). This paper lays out the basic framework for this integrated Energy-Water DSS.

  7. The development of a new evaporation formula for Texas

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    Moe, R. D

    1965-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of Texas. From these maps an equation for evapo- ration can be extracted for any location in Texas. It was found that wind speed and relative humidity had little effect on evaporation from pans in Texas, at least when considered in terms of mean... IMPORTANCE Statement of the Problem Importance of Evaporation History of Evaporation Studies II REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE Evaporation Formulas Measurement of Evaporation The Water Budget Approach The Energy Budget Approach The Turbulent Transfer...

  8. Water Use for Hydraulic Fracturing: A Texas Sized Problem?

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    LeClere, David

    The state of Texas could face a 2.7 trillion gallon shortfall of water by 2060. Hydraulic fracturing (HF) requires large amounts of water for each well. Tax incentives should be offered to companies that substitute brackish groundwater for fresh...

  9. Institutional processes affecting the provision of water resources for public recreational use in Texas

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    Richardson, William Earl

    1975-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 1975 Major Subject: Recreation and Resources Development INSTITUTIONAL PROCESSES AFFECTING THE PROVISION OF WATER RESOURCES FOR PUBLIC RECREATIONAL USE IN TEXAS A Thesis by WILLIAM EARL RICHARDSON Approved... legislature for the conservation and development of the natural resources of the state. This study traced the legislative histories of legis- lation relating to the allocation of water resources for public recreational use. Additionally, the effects...

  10. Understanding what lies beneath: Groundwater critical to Texas water

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    Wythe, Kathy

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of organizations and programs associated with groundwater in Texas: Aquifers: Geological formations that can store, transmit, and yield groundwater to a well or spring. Groundwater comes from nine major and 21 minor aquifers in Texas. Confined aquifer: Layer... of water that is held between two layers of clay. The recharge area is limited to land surface where the aquifer?s geologic material is exposed to the land surface. Unconfined aquifer: Layer of water that has a confining layer on bottom and a layer...

  11. Texas Water Resources: Vulnerability from Contaminants

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    Dwivedi, Dipankar

    2012-10-02T23:59:59.000Z

    variability on E. coli transport. To explore the spatio-temporal variability of nitrate across the Trinity and Ogallala aquifers in Texas, an entropy-based method and a numerical study were employed. Results indicate that the overall mean nitrate-N has...

  12. Combined water use of turf and woody ornamentals in an irrigated South Texas landscape

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    Havlak, Roger Dale

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    landscape and to determine the relationship between ET[a] and ET[p] to develop a landscape irrigation coefficient. An additional objective was to assess the effects of several landscape species on soil water dynamics in an irrigated South Texas landscape...

  13. A simulation-based soil and water resource evaluation for ratoon cropping grain sorghum in the central blacklands of Texas

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    Stinson, David Lawrence

    1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    PROCEDURES Model Development Hydrologic Model 12 14 14 18 20 22 22 22 Chapter III (Cont. ) Initial Soil Water . Rainfall and Runoff . Drainage Evapotranspiration . Pacae 22 23 24 24 Sediment Model Crop Model System Simulation Procedure.... Cumulative probability distribution for the available soil water at the time of harvest of the plant crop, from 1939-1978, Temple, Texas. Field Capacity 20 cm. 9. Average monthly rainfall - Temple, Texas (1939-1978). . 10. Cumulative probability...

  14. Texas AgriLife Extension Service Water Conservation Checklist for the Home WATER CONSERVATION

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    resources--energy and money. It costs money to pump water and make it available in our homes, for irrigation, and for business and industrial uses. Energy is required to pump, move, and to purify water. Both energy and money CHECKLIST for the HOME save water... save energy... save money! #12;Texas AgriLife Extension Service Water

  15. Water Conservation Songs 1 Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Water Conservation Songs

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    Water Conservation Songs 1 Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Water Conservation Songs Gallon the drain, It's my job to turn it off, I want to save that rain! Cups, cups, cups of water, Running down the drain, It's my job to turn it off, I want to save that rain! Gallons, gallons, gallons of water Rushing

  16. WATER COMMODIFICATION IN THE LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS

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    Hernandez, Manuel

    2011-05-06T23:59:59.000Z

    The lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas is one of the poorest regions with the largest population lacking suitable water supply in the entire United States. The region is characterized by low-income, rural and peri-urban communities called ?colonias...

  17. WATER COMMODIFICATION IN THE LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS

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    Garcia, Bianca 1989-

    2011-05-06T23:59:59.000Z

    The lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas is one of the poorest regions with the largest population lacking suitable water supply in the entire United States. The region is characterized by low-income, rural and peri-urban communities called colonias...

  18. WATER COMMODIFICATION IN THE LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS

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    Hernandez, Manuel

    2011-05-06T23:59:59.000Z

    The lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas is one of the poorest regions with the largest population lacking suitable water supply in the entire United States. The region is characterized by low-income, rural and peri-urban communities called ?colonias...

  19. WATER COMMODIFICATION IN THE LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS

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    Garcia, Bianca 1989-

    2011-05-06T23:59:59.000Z

    The lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas is one of the poorest regions with the largest population lacking suitable water supply in the entire United States. The region is characterized by low-income, rural and peri-urban communities called colonias...

  20. Social Perceptions of Drinking Water Quality in South Texas

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    Garcia, Victor

    2011-04-28T23:59:59.000Z

    The lower Rio Grande Valley (LRGV) of Texas is one of the poorest regions with the largest population lacking suitable water supply in the entire United States. The region is characterized by low-income, rural and peri-urban communities called...

  1. Water for Texas 2012: What is the plan?

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    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of drought, according to the plan?s Executive Summary. #31;is plan is based on the ?drought of record,? which occurred in the #23;#22;#21;#24;s. Planning starts at the regional level with #23;#19; regional water planning groups identifying water needs... sources. Edward G. Vaughn, TWDB?s chairman, wrote in a le#29;er at the beginning of the plan: ?#31;e primary message of the #25;#24;#23;#25; State Water Plan is a simple one: in serious drought conditions, Texas does not and will not have enough water...

  2. Preliminary evaluation of VTA effectiveness to protect runoff water quality on small pork production facilities in Texas

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    Wagner, K.; Harmel, D.; Higgs, K.

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Preliminary evaluation of VTA effectiveness to protect runoff water quality on small pork production facilities in Texas Kevin Wagner, Texas Water Resources Institute Daren Harmel and Kori Higgs, U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural... 12-53 Prepared for: TEXAS STATE SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION BOARD Prepared by: DR. KEVIN WAGNER TEXAS WATER RESOURCES INSTITUTE ------------------------------------------------------------- DR. DAREN HARMEL KORI HIGGS...

  3. Preliminary evaluation of VTA effectiveness to protect runoff water quality on small pork production facilities in Texas

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    Wagner, K.; Harmel, D.; Higgs, K.

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Preliminary evaluation of VTA effectiveness to protect runoff water quality on small pork production facilities in Texas Kevin Wagner, Texas Water Resources Institute Daren Harmel and Kori Higgs, U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural... 12-53 Prepared for: TEXAS STATE SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION BOARD Prepared by: DR. KEVIN WAGNER TEXAS WATER RESOURCES INSTITUTE ------------------------------------------------------------- DR. DAREN HARMEL KORI HIGGS...

  4. Silvicultural Activities in Relation to Water Quality in Texas: An Assesment of Potential Problems and Solutions

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    Blackburn, W. H.; Hickman, C. A.; deSteiguer, J. E.; Jackson, B. D.; Blume, T. A.; DeHaven, M. G.

    1978-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    TR- 97 1978 Silvicultural Activities in Relation to Water Quality in Texas: An Assessment of Potential Problems and Solutions W.H. Blackburn C.A. Hickman J.E. deSteiguer B.D. Jackson T.A. Blume M.G. De...Haven Texas Water Resources Institute Texas A&M University ...

  5. The impact of Texas water quality laws on dairy firm profitability and survival

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    Schmucker, John Francis

    1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Francis Schmucker, B. A. , Texas Tech University Chair of Advisory Committee: Dr. David J. Leatham Dairy waste management is one of the most important issues faced by Texas dairy producers. The Texas Water Commission regulations state there shall... be no discharge of waste and/or waste water into the waters of the State of Texas. The regulations also require a dairy having 250 or more milking cows to have a Texas Water Commission permit to operate. Dairy managers should therefore determine the least...

  6. Water marketing in Texas: myth or reality

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    Miller, Ernest B.

    1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    to the place of use. (Kaiser, 1994). Two examples of the importance of conveyance systems in an effective water market are in California and Colorado. California has an elaborate system of streams, ditches, and pipes that transport water more than 500... miles from the northern part of the state to the southern part of the state. Colorado has also constructed a system for moving water across the continental divide from its sparsely populated western slope to its growing population centers east...

  7. Securing Texas water: Experts call for additional planning, policies, expanding "new" water

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    Wythe, Kathy

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    2 tx H2O Summer 2012 Story by Kathy Wythe The backside of Mansfield Dam on Lake Travis clearly shows the effect of drought with the water level low enough to expose turbine intakes. ?Jeff Gardner; iStockPhoto. With the #25...;#24;#23;#23; drought exposing the strengths and weaknesses in Texas? water supply systems and the accompanying planning and policies, water security has become a buzzword in Texas water resources circles. #31;e need to move forward in research, planning...

  8. Securing Texas water: Experts call for additional planning, policies, expanding "new" water

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    Wythe, Kathy

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    2 tx H2O Summer 2012 Story by Kathy Wythe The backside of Mansfield Dam on Lake Travis clearly shows the effect of drought with the water level low enough to expose turbine intakes. ?Jeff Gardner; iStockPhoto. With the #25...;#24;#23;#23; drought exposing the strengths and weaknesses in Texas? water supply systems and the accompanying planning and policies, water security has become a buzzword in Texas water resources circles. #31;e need to move forward in research, planning...

  9. Economic Essays on Water Resources Management of the Texas Lower Rio Grande Valley

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    Leidner, Andrew

    2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

    The study area for this dissertation is the Texas Lower Rio Grande Valley (Valley). The overarching theme is water and includes regional water management, water management institutions, and water supply decision-making as it relates to community...

  10. Sandia Energy - Energy and Water in the Western and Texas Interconnect...

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    Energy and Water in the Western and Texas Interconnects Home Climate & Earth Systems WaterEnergy Nexus Decision Models for Integrating EnergyWater Energy and Water in the Western...

  11. Water Rights Analysis Package (WRAP) Model Description and User's Manual

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    Wurbs, Ralph A.; Dunn, David D.

    by the Texas Water Resources Institute, U.S. Geological Survey, Brazos River Authority, Texas Advanced Technology Program, Texas Water Development Board, and Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission. W. Brian Walls, David D. Dunn, Anil R. Yerramreddy...

  12. Water Rules: In Texas, conservation increasingly the law of the land

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    Wythe, Kathy

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Story by Kathy Wythe Fall 2013 txH2O 9 Photo by Leslie Lee, Texas Water Resources Institute.water rules In Texas, conservation increasingly the law of the land ] Thanks to changes in Texas laws and city ordinances and rebates, state... and local policies are catching up with water conservation practices, saving homeowners? water and money. Today these laws, ordinances and rebates promote outdoor landscape conservation through activities such as encouraging xeriscaping, o#17;ering...

  13. Keep Pesticides Out of Texas Water Supplies: Best Management Practices to Prevent Pesticide Contamination of Water Resources

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    Porter, Dana

    2008-09-22T23:59:59.000Z

    Keep Pesticides Out of Texas Water Supplies Best Management Practices to Prevent Pesticide Contamination Dana Porter Associate Professor and Extension Agricultural Engineering Specialist?Water Management The Texas A&M University System Demands... are increasing for Texas? limited water supplies, so it is critical that we protect them from contamination. Pesticides offer many benefi ts and are important tools in ensuring a dependable and pest-free food supply and fi ber for clothing. They help us...

  14. Texas Water Storage Observed by GRACE Byron Tapley , Srinivas Bettadpur , Hhimanshue Save

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    Yang, Zong-Liang

    results from DM DM = DMl + DMs + DMg where DMl is surface storage DMs is soil moisture DMg is ground water1-08-2008 Texas Water Storage Observed by GRACE Byron Tapley , Srinivas Bettadpur , Hhimanshue Save Operations Implications for Texas Water Storage Measurements Future Plans 11/6/2012 2 #12;First Decade

  15. File:Texas NOI for Storm Water Discharges Associated with Construction...

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    NOI for Storm Water Discharges Associated with Construction Activities (TXR150000).pdf Jump to: navigation, search File File history File usage Metadata File:Texas NOI for Storm...

  16. Development of a neural network model to nowcast/forecast the coastal water level anomalies on the entrance to Galveston Bay, Texas

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    Nam, Young Joo

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    level fluctuations are forced primarily by the remote effects which was the water level at the mouth of the estuary, consistent with earlier findings in the literature. A neural network model was optimized to forecast the remote forcing at Galveston Bay...

  17. Climate Change Impacts on Texas Water: A White Paper Assessment of the Past, Present and Future and Recommendations for Action

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    Banner, Jay L.; Jackson, Charles S.; Yang, Zong-Liang; Hayhoe, Katharine; Woodhouse, Connie; Gulden, Lindsey; Jacobs, Kathy; North, Gerald; Leung, Lai-Yung R.; Washington, Warren M.; Jiang, Xiaoyan; Casteel, Richard

    2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Texas comprises the eastern portion of the Southwest region, where the convergence of climatological and geopolitical forces has the potential to put extreme stress on water resources. Geologic records indicate that Texas experienced large climate changes on millennial time scales in the past, and over the last thousand years, tree-ring records indicate that there were significant periods of drought in Texas. These droughts were of longer duration than the 1950s 'drought of record' that is commonly used in planning, and they occurred independently of human-induced global climate change. Although there has been a negligible net temperature increase in Texas over the past century, temperatures have increased more significantly over the past three decades. Under essentially all climate model projections, Texas is susceptible to significant climate change in the future. Most projections for the 21st century show that with increasing atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations, there will be an increase in temperatures across Texas and a shift to a more arid average climate. Studies agree that Texas will likely become significantly warmer and drier, yet the magnitude, timing, and regional distribution of these changes are uncertain. There is a large uncertainty in the projected changes in precipitation for Texas for the 21st century. In contrast, the more robust projected increase in temperature with its effect on evaporation, which is a dominant component in the region's hydrologic cycle, is consistent with model projections of frequent and extended droughts throughout the state. For these reasons, we recommend that Texas invest resources to investigate and anticipate the impacts of climate change on Texas water resources, with the goal of providing data to inform resource planning. This investment should support development of (1) research programs that provide policy-relevant science; (2) education programs to engage future researchers and policy-makers; and (3) connections between policy-makers, scientists, water resource managers, and other stakeholders. It is proposed that these goals may be achieved through the establishment of a Texas Climate Consortium, consisting of representatives from academia, industry, government agencies, water authorities, and other stakeholders. The mission of this consortium would be to develop the capacity to provide decision makers with the information needed to develop adaptation strategies in the face of future climate change and uncertainty.

  18. RAPID/Geothermal/Water Use/Texas | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov YouKizildere I GeothermalPotentialBiopowerSolidGenerationMethodInformation Texas < RAPID‎RAPID/Geothermal/Water

  19. Texas Watershed Planning Short Course Participant List June 2 6, 2008

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    @ag.tamu.edu Vanessa Escobar Water Conservation Planner Texas Water Development Board PO Box 13231 Austin, TX78711

  20. Engineering water for the world: Texas A&M University tackles a water crisis

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    Churchill, Caitlin

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Department of Civil Engineering to produce and distribute ceramic point-of-use water filters. These ?pots? are forms of low-cost water treatment that can be used anywhere in the world to prevent needless deaths and poor health. The water filters... and Visual Culture at Texas A&M, in a grant writing workshop. Carpenter was writing a proposal to fabricate ceramic point-of-use water filters and distribute them for use in the colonias. Carpenter had already begun the water project with his co...

  1. Engineering water for the world: Texas A&M University tackles a water crisis

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    Churchill, Caitlin

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Department of Civil Engineering to produce and distribute ceramic point-of-use water filters. These ?pots? are forms of low-cost water treatment that can be used anywhere in the world to prevent needless deaths and poor health. The water filters... and Visual Culture at Texas A&M, in a grant writing workshop. Carpenter was writing a proposal to fabricate ceramic point-of-use water filters and distribute them for use in the colonias. Carpenter had already begun the water project with his co...

  2. Publications, Personnel and Government Organizations Related to the Limnology, Aquatic Biology and Ichthyology of the Inland Waters of Texas

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    Clark, W.J.

    TR- 5 1966 Publications, Personnel and Government Organizations Related to Limnology, Aquatic Biology and Ichthyology of the Inland Waters of Texas W.J. Clark Texas Water Resources Institute...

  3. Value of Irrigation Water with Alternative Input Prices, Product Prices and Yield Levels: Texas High Plains and Rio Grande Valley

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    Lacewell, R. D.; Sprott, J. M.; Beattie, B. R.

    Agriculture is a major income generating sector of the Texas economy. Irrigated agriculture is an important part of Texas agriculture and an "adequate" water supply is important in maintaining a viable agriculture. Irrigation water is important both...

  4. Tradeoffs associated with increasing water yield from the Edwards Plateau, Texas: balancing private costs and public benefits

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    Garriga, Matthew David

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Edwards Aquifer supplies water to approximately 2 million people in central Texas and is recharged by rangelands on the Edwards Plateau, Texas. Since water yields increase from rangelands when brush is controlled, citizens of the region have a...

  5. Pricing and Conservation of Irrigation Water in Texas and New Mexico

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    Ellis, John R.; Lacewell, Ronald D.; Cornforth, G. C.; Teague, P. W.

    Two possible policy alternatives for management of limited water supplies in arid portions of Texas and New Mexico were analyzed for economic feasibility. Detailed studies of the potential impact of a water accumulation policy for each of two...

  6. Carbon and Water Resource Management for Water Distribution Systems

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    Hendrickson, Thomas Peter

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    4 April, 2013. (4) 2010 Water Use Survey Summary Estimates State Totals; Texas Water Development Board: Austin, TX,indicators for urban water systems. Urban Water. 2004, 4,

  7. Maroon & green: New Texas A&M buildings conserve energy, water and money

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    Heinrich, Katie

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    &M?s water consumption #20; more than #21;#31; percent #20; comes from water evaporation at Texas A&M?s four utility plants. #29;e consumption occurs in the plant cooling towers maroon & Green New Texas A&M buildings conserve energy, water and money... three years, Texas A&M University has built six new buildings across campus that employ water harvesting and reuse systems. #29;ese new facilities are not only essential to the success of their colleges and departments, but are also playing a vital...

  8. Developing a Methodology to Prioritize Texas Watersheds for Environmental Restoration Efforts

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    Srinivasan, R.; Jacobs, Jennifer H.; Jones, C. Allan; Harris, B.L.; Jensen, Ricard W.

    and terrestrial portfolios developed by the Nature Conservancy, major rivers, aquifer recharge zones, major reservoirs, and critical stream segments. At the same time, watershed threats were identified by assessing data on such factors as water and wind... by TPWD. The presence of Texas Nature Conservancy (TNC) Aquatic, Terrestrial and Marine Portfolios Finally, for each HUC the percentage of riparian cropland was determined. Those HUCs within the top 20% were determined to be significant...

  9. Texas Water Development Board | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are beingZealand Jump to:Ezfeedflag JumpID-f <Maintained ByManagementInformation Self-Certification Form

  10. Energy balance and water use in a subtropical karst woodland on the Edwards Plateau, Texas

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    Schwinning, Susan - Department of Biology, Texas State University

    Energy balance and water use in a subtropical karst woodland on the Edwards Plateau, Texas J and Crop Sciences, Texas A&M University, 2474 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843-2474, United States b Natural Resources Conservation Service, 625 Miramontes St., Suite 103, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-1925, United States c

  11. Recent Developments in the Regulation of Electric Utility Resource Planning in Texas

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    Totten, J.; Adib, P.; Matlock, R.; Treadway, N.

    The Texas Legislature has charged the Public Utility Commission of Texas with the responsibility to license utility power plants and transmission lines, and develop a statewide electrical energy plan. Related duties include the encouragement...

  12. Drought detective: Texas A&M professor works to develop drought prediction system

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    Smith, Courtney

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Fall 2011 tx H2O 23 Story by Courtney Smith ] Timeline of Droughts in Texas Texas Legislature passes Senate Bill 1, which creates 16 regional water planning groups and requires that TWDB publish a comprehensive state water plan every... five years. Drought Preparedness Council established by the 76th Texas Legislature. Drought causes greater economic losses to agriculture than any previously recorded one-year drought. 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 Dr...

  13. Water table recovery in a reclaimed surface lignite mine, Grimes County, Texas

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    Peace, Kelley H.

    1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Water table recovery in four reclaimed mine blocks containing replaced overburden has been monitored at Gibbons Creek Lignite Mine in Grimes County, Texas since 1986. Recovery analysis was conducted based on data recorded at 27 wells installed...

  14. Farewell to a water resources legend: B.L. Harris retires after more than 10 years with the Texas Water Resources Institute

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    Kalisek, Danielle

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    on this legacy. Bill has made an exceptional impact on TWRI and the water programs in Texas and the United States.? From developing state and federal initiatives to providing input on strategic planning, Harris has positioned priority water issues within..., TWRI developed and submi#14;ed #27;#21;#26; individual proposals for water projects, most with TWRI as lead and some that TWRI facilitated. Of those submi#14;ed proposals, #25;#27;#25; were funded, amounting to #22;#21;#21; million. In conjunction...

  15. Methods of artificial recharge of playa water on the High Plains of Texas

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    Dormier, Richard Allen

    1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    METHODS OF ARTIFICIAL RECHARGE OF PLAYA WATER ON THE HIGH PLAINS OF TEXAS A Thesis by Richard Allen Dormier Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A 8 M University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER... OF SCIENCE August 1979 Major Subject: Civil Engineering METHODS OF ARTIFICIAL RECHARGE OF PLAYA WATER ON THE HIGH PLAINS OF TEXAS A Thesis by Richard Allen Dorrnier Approved as to style and content by: Lou s J mpson ? airman of Committee Charles H...

  16. Benefit-cost analysis of water importation to the Texas High Plains

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    Wilson, Brenda Richardson

    1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    -Texas Canal. Because of the physical and engineer- ing feasibility of this canal, it would be used for diversion from either the Mississippi or Arkansas water surplus areas (U. S. Army Corps of Engineers). As shown in table 4, 80 percent (or 823, 726, 800... of Department) December 1979 ABSTRACT Benefit-Cost Analysis of Water Importation to the Texas High Plains (December 1979) Brenda Richardson Wilson, B. S. , Texas A&M University Chairman of the Advisory Committee: Dr. Bruce Beattie The political...

  17. On the cutting edge: Director shares vision for centers role in addressing Texas water problems

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    Wythe, Kathy

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    &M Engineering Experiment Station and Texas A&M University?San Antonio. It is administered by the Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI) and Texas Center for Applied Technology (TCAT). txH#31;O talked with Dr. Calvin Finch, the center?s director, to #25;nd... is the Southmost Regional Water Authority Regional Desalination Plant near Brownsville. Photo by Danielle Kalisek. The Texas A&M University System?s Water Conservation and Technology Center was created to be on the cu#26;ing edge of helping Texas solve...

  18. Water use by saltcedar (Tamarix sp.) and associated vegetation on the Canadian, Colorado and Pecos Rivers in Texas

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    Hays, Kenneth Brian

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Increasing water demands in Texas have led to state supported brush control programs for enhancing water yields. This study was initiated to: 1) determine a method for calculating estimated water use by saltcedar (Tamarix ...

  19. Current characteristics of faculty development in public two-year colleges in Texas

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    Wesley, Jeanne

    2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    CURRENT CHARACTERISTICS OF FACULTY DEVELOPMENT IN PUBLIC TWO-YEAR COLLEGES IN TEXAS A Dissertation by JEANNE WESLEY Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements... for the degree of DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY August 2005 Major Subject: Educational Human Resource Development CURRENT CHARACTERISTICS OF FACULTY DEVELOPMENT IN PUBLIC TWO-YEAR COLLEGES IN TEXAS A Dissertation by JEANNE...

  20. Carbon and Water Cycling in a Texas Hill Country Woodland

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    Kamps, Ray Herbert

    2014-12-11T23:59:59.000Z

    Two tree species, Plateau live oak (Quercus fusiformis) and Ashe juniper (Juniperus ashei) survive and thrive in a dense woodland on thin soil overlying massive limestone formations in the Texas Hill Country with recurrent annual summer drought...

  1. Research & Development Roadmap: Emerging Water Heating Technologies...

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    Emerging Water Heating Technologies Research & Development Roadmap: Emerging Water Heating Technologies The Research and Development (R&D) Roadmap for Emerging Water Heating...

  2. A study of some factors affecting the efficient use of irrigation water in Texas

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    Harrington, Edwin Lincoln

    1952-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    to Be Equalled or Exceeded for 75 Per Cent of Time............................... 51 18. Amount of Rainfall in Growing Season Likely to Be Equalled or Exceeded for 90 Per Cent of Time............................... 52 19. Inches Water Required per Square Foot... for Depth One Foot......................................................................................................... 66 INTRODUCTION At present much water is being wasted on the three million acres of irrigated land in Texas. The purpose...

  3. Costs of Saving Water in South Texas with Irrigation District Infrastructure Rehabilitation - Using Capital Budgeting with RGIDECON

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    Rister, E.; Lacewell, R.; Sturdivant, A.

    As a part of the irrigation district plans, economists with Texas AgriLife Research and the Texas AgriLife Extension Service (through the Rio Grande Basin Initiative), developed and applied a spreadsheet model RGIDECON (Rio Grande Irrigation...

  4. The socioeconomic effects of uranium development in south Texas: a human ecological approach

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    Hopkins, Pamela Chris

    1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    THE SOCIOECONOMIC FFFECTS OF URANIUM DEVELOPMENT IN SOUTH TEXAS: A HUMAN ECOLOGICAL APPROACH A Thesis by PAMELA CHRIS HOPKINS Submitted to tne Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree... of MASTER OF SCIENCE August 1962 Major Subject: Sociology THE SOCIOECONOMIC EFFECTS OF URANIUM DEVELOPMENT IN SOUTH TEXAS: A HUMAN ECOLOGICAL APPROACH A Thesis by PAMELA CHRIS HOPKINS Approved as to style and content by: (Chairman of Committee...

  5. The development of a marine engineering program for training cruises of the Texas Maritime Academy

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    Luehning, Klaus Volker

    1966-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    THE DEVELOPMENT OF A MARINE ENGINEERING PROGRAM FOR TRAINING CRUISES OF THE TEXAS MARITIME ACADEMY A Thesis by KLAUS V. LUEHNING Submitted to the Graduate College of the Texas ASM University in partial fulfillment of the requirements... for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE January 1/66 Industrial Educatior. THE DEVELOPMENT OF A MARINE ENGINEERING PROGRAM FOR TRAINING CRUISES OF THE TEXAS MARITIME ACADEMY A Thesis by KLAUS V. LUEHNING Approved s. s to style and content by: (Chairman...

  6. Landslide susceptibility mapping for real estate development, tested along I-35, Dallas to San Antonio, Texas

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    Gaidusek, Barbara Ursel Marie

    1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    LANDSLIDE SUSCEPTIBILITY MAPPING FOR REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT, TESTED ALONG 1-35, DALLAS TO SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS A Thesis by BARBARA URSEL MARIE GAIDUSEK Subm1tted to the Graduate College of Texas ARM University 1n partial fulfillment... of the requirement for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE August 1982 Major Subject: Geolooy LANDSLIDE SUSCEPTIBILITY MAPPING FOR REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT, TESTED ALONG 1-35, DALLAS TO SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS A Thesis by BARBARA URSEL MARIE GAIDUSEK Approved...

  7. Development and initial assessment of Texas Cooperative Extension's white-tailed dear management module

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    Bedgood, Mark Andrew

    2005-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

    DEVELOPMENT AND INITIAL ASSESSMENT OF TEXAS COOPERATIVE EXTENSION?S WHITE-TAILED DEER MANAGEMENT MODULE A Thesis by MARK ANDREW BEDGOOD Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment... of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 2004 Major Subject: Agricultural Education DEVELOPMENT AND INITIAL ASSESSMENT OF TEXAS COOPERATIVE EXTENSION?S WHITE-TAILED DEER MANAGEMENT MODULE A Thesis by MARK ANDREW...

  8. Emerging Water Heating Technologies Research & Development Roadmap...

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    Water Heating Technologies Research & Development Roadmap Emerging Water Heating Technologies Research & Development Roadmap The Research and Development (R&D) Roadmap for Emerging...

  9. Economies of size in municipal water treatment technologies: Texas lower Rio Grande Valley

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    Boyer, Christopher Neil

    2008-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    .e., public), a 0.0% risk rate is applied for comparison purposes. Under the State of Texas Water Code chapter 67, a political subdivision may be contracted by the private entity to administrate the bonds, resulting in a virtually risk free bond (Texas... cost of $0.06 per kWh. life for the facility and distribution system, as well as an 8.0% discount rate. They concluded that economies of size do exist for the combined water treatment facility and distribution system, but individually, the treatment...

  10. Water Rules: In Texas, conservation increasingly the law of the land

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    Wythe, Kathy

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and local policies are catching up with water conservation practices, saving homeowners? water and money. Today these laws, ordinances and rebates promote outdoor landscape conservation through activities such as encouraging xeriscaping, o#17;ering... landscapes In its continued e#17;ort to promote landscape water conservation, the #26;#21;rd Texas Legislature passed Senate Bill #27;#15;#26; banning homeowner associations from prohibiting or restricting property owners from using drought...

  11. Long-Term Changes in River System Water Budget in Texas

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    Zhang, Yiwen

    2014-06-27T23:59:59.000Z

    , and industrial water needs, and return flows from surface and groundwater sources have greatly impacted river flows throughout Texas and the world. The impacts of climate change associated with global warming on hydrology and water management has been being... records, in most cases, human impact plays a more important role due to changes in land use, construction of dams and water reuse which causes more flow changes in stream flow. 2.3 Methods for Analyzing Stream Flow Changes A number...

  12. The Texas Water Plan and its Institutional Problems

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    Jensen, C. W.; Trock, W. L.

    wide array of institutional problems that will extend to such areas as the interstate diversion and interbasin transfers of water, doctrines or water rights and legislated water use-priorities, acreage restrictions established in federal reclamation law...

  13. GEOG4750 (GEOG5750) Surface Water Hydrology University of North Texas

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    Pan, Feifei

    GEOG4750 (GEOG5750) Surface Water Hydrology University of North Texas Department of Geography-11:50 AM or by appointment. Email: fpan@unt.edu Required Text: Elements of Physical Hydrology by Hornberger, G.M., Johns Hopkins University Press, 1998. References: Physical Hydrology by Dingman, Prentice

  14. GEOG4750 (GEOG5960.02) Surface Water Hydrology University of North Texas

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    Pan, Feifei

    GEOG4750 (GEOG5960.02) Surface Water Hydrology University of North Texas Department of Geography-12:00PM or by appointment. Email: fpan@unt.edu Required Text: Elements of Physical Hydrology by Hornberger, G.M., Johns Hopkins University Press, 1998. References: Physical Hydrology by Dingman, Prentice

  15. GEOG4750 (GEOG5750) Surface Water Hydrology University of North Texas

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    Pan, Feifei

    GEOG4750 (GEOG5750) Surface Water Hydrology University of North Texas Department of Geography:50 AM or by appointment. Email: feifei.pan@unt.edu Required Text: Elements of Physical Hydrology by Hornberger, G.M., Johns Hopkins University Press, 1998. References: Physical Hydrology by Dingman, Prentice

  16. Prediction of postmine ground-water quality at a Texas surface lignite mine

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    Wise, Clifton Farrell

    1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . The predominant factors which affect spoil water quality have not been completely identified to date. Therefore, the Gibbons Creek Lignite Mine in Grimes County, Texas was chosen as a test site to evaluate the potential factors that can affect the geochemical...

  17. Determinants of Demand for Water Used in Texas Communities David R. Bell

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    Griffin, Ronald

    Department of Agricultural Economics Texas A&M University College Station, TX 77843-2124 July 2005 for presentation at Annual Meeting of the Western Agricultural Economics Association San Francisco, July 6-8, 2005 water and wastewater rates (per 1,000 gallons) are reported for 1999-2002 by municipal and autonomous

  18. Evaluation of Irrigation Efficiency Strategies for Far West Texas: Feasibility, Water Savings And Cost Considerations

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    Michelsen, Ari; Chavez, Marissa; Lacewell, Ron; Gilley, James; Sheng, Zhuping

    production in Far West Texas occurs mainly along the Rio Grande corridors in El Paso, Hudspeth and Presidio counties. Of the estimated 508,266 acre-feet of water used for agricultural irrigation in 2000, 270,424 acre-feet and 186,494 acre-feet were used...

  19. Prediction of postmine ground-water quality at a Texas surface lignite mine

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    Wise, Clifton Farrell

    1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . The predominant factors which affect spoil water quality have not been completely identified to date. Therefore, the Gibbons Creek Lignite Mine in Grimes County, Texas was chosen as a test site to evaluate the potential factors that can affect the geochemical...

  20. Testimony Before Senate Energy & Water Development Committee...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Reports Testimony Testimony Before Senate Energy & Water Development Committee Testimony Before Senate Energy & Water Development Committee March 21, 2012 Fiscal Year 2013...

  1. Water Heating Technologies Research and Development Roadmap ...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Water Heating Technologies Research and Development Roadmap Water Heating Technologies Research and Development Roadmap This roadmap establishes a set of high-priority RD&D...

  2. Texas AgriLIFE Research Wheat Cultivar Development

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    Through breeding efforts and better management practices, grain yield of wheat in Texas has increased from Agricultural Statistics Service). The state average yield of 37 bushels per acre in 2007 set an all time record to crown and stem rusts. TAMO 606 (2007) is adapted to North Texas and has excellent grain and good forage

  3. Question & Answer with Heather Harward: H2O4Texas Coalition promotes state water plan implementations

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    Kalisek, Danielle

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    are conducting a statewide public education and awareness campaign hoping to invigorate Question & Answer with Heather Harward H#31;O#30;TEXAS Coalition promotes state water plan implementation 2 Texans at the grassroots and get them energized about... implementation of the plan, we need to get Texans energized about the state water plan and calling for implementation. Having the backing of Texans is important to a Legislature that will ultimately make the decision. Q: How many partners are currently...

  4. A Multivariate Water Quality Investigation of Select Drainage Ditches in the Arroyo Colorado River Watershed, Texas

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    Uddameri, V.; Singaraju, S.

    Agricultural Nonpoint Source Assessment project funded by the United States Environmental Protection Agency through a Clean Water Act ?319(h) grant administered by the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board (TSSWCB). Arroyo Colorado Agricultural... and sediments. Therefore, the upper portions of the ditch are hypothesized to be under oxidizing conditions conducive to nitrification reactions, while the deeper sections may be under reduced conditions facilitating denitrification reactions (Jetten et al...

  5. The time it never rained: How Texas water management has changed because of recurring droughts

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    Wythe, Kathy

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    #29;ll in with water. #30;at was really the only source of water for the livestock. Luckily, back then nobody really had many ca#31;le. Mostly folks would have a few mules and a milk cow or two, so livestock water wasn?t as important... inundate Amarillo from January through March. Seven times, the visibility declines to zero. One complete blackout lasts 11 hours, and one storm rages for 3 1/2 days. The Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board is established to enforce...

  6. The role of the United States Water Resources Engineering Community in responding to the water related needs of the developing world

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    Ormond, Timothy Paul

    1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    THK ROLE OF THK UNITED STATES WATER RESOURCES ENGINEERING COMMUNITY IN RESPONDING TO THE WATER- RELATED NEEDS OF THK DEVELOPING WORLD A Thesis by TIMOTHY PAUL ORMOND Submitted to thc Office of Graduate Studies of Texas AdtM Vnivcrsdy... in partial fulfdlmcnt of the requirements for thc dcgrcc of MASTER OF SCIENCE August 1993 Major Subject: Civil Engineering THF. ROLE OF THE UNITED STATES WATER RESOURCES ENGINEERING COMMUNITY IN RESPONDING TO THE WATER-RELATED NEEDS OF THE DEVELOPING...

  7. Development and initial assessment of Texas Cooperative Extension's white-tailed dear management module

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    Bedgood, Mark Andrew

    2005-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this study was to evaluate the development and initial use of Texas Cooperative Extension?s (TCE) White-tailed Deer Management Module (WDMM) delivered over the Internet. The results of this study will ...

  8. Blue Crab Population Ecology and Use by Foraging Whooping Cranes on the Texas Gulf Coast

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    Greer, Danielle Marie

    2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

    -Blanco River Authority (GBRA), Texas; San Antonio River Authority (SARA), Texas; San Antonio Water System; Texas Water Development Board; US Fish and Wildlife Service at Aransas National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), Texas; and Texas AgriLife Research (TALR). I... at ANWR for their compassion and assistance in all aspects of fieldwork, including housing, transport, and safety. I am extremely grateful to Dr. Thomas Minello and Shawn Hillen at the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Fishery Ecology Lab...

  9. Direct utilization of geothermal energy for space and water heating at Marlin, Texas. Final report

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    Conover, M.F.; Green, T.F.; Keeney, R.C.; Ellis, P.F. II; Davis, R.J.; Wallace, R.C.; Blood, F.B.

    1983-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Torbett-Hutchings-Smith Memorial Hospital geothermal heating project, which is one of nineteen direct-use geothermal projects funded principally by DOE, is documented. The five-year project encompassed a broad range of technical, institutional, and economic activities including: resource and environmental assessments; well drilling and completion; system design, construction, and monitoring; economic analyses; public awareness programs; materials testing; and environmental monitoring. Some of the project conclusions are that: (1) the 155/sup 0/F Central Texas geothermal resource can support additional geothermal development; (2) private-sector economic incentives currently exist, especially for profit-making organizations, to develop and use this geothermal resource; (3) potential uses for this geothermal resource include water and space heating, poultry dressing, natural cheese making, fruit and vegetable dehydrating, soft-drink bottling, synthetic-rubber manufacturing, and furniture manufacturing; (4) high maintenance costs arising from the geofluid's scaling and corrosion tendencies can be avoided through proper analysis and design; (5) a production system which uses a variable-frequency drive system to control production rate is an attractive means of conserving parasitic pumping power, controlling production rate to match heating demand, conserving the geothermal resource, and minimizing environmental impacts.

  10. UMTRA project water sampling and analysis plan, Falls City, Texas. Revision 1

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    NONE

    1995-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Planned, routine ground water sampling activities at the US Department of Energy (DOE) Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action (UMTRA) Project site near Falls City, Texas, are described in this water sampling and analysis plan (WSAP). The following plan identifies and justifies the sampling locations, analytical parameters, and sampling frequency for the routine monitoring stations at the site. The ground water data are used for site characterization and risk assessment. The regulatory basis for routine ground water monitoring at UMTRA Project sites is derived from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations in 40 CFR Part 192. Sampling procedures are guided by the UMTRA Project standard operating procedures (SOP) (JEG, n.d.), the Technical Approach Document (TAD) (DOE, 1989), and the most effective technical approach for the site. The Falls City site is in Karnes County, Texas, approximately 8 miles [13 kilometers southwest of the town of Falls City and 46 mi (74 km) southeast of San Antonio, Texas. Before surface remedial action, the tailings site consisted of two parcels. Parcel A consisted of the mill site, one mill building, five tailings piles, and one tailings pond south of Farm-to-Market (FM) Road 1344 and west of FM 791. A sixth tailings pile designated Parcel B was north of FM 791 and east of FM 1344.

  11. Water supply aspects of river authorities in Texas

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    Krishnamurthi, Sushma

    2006-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Price has been noted to be an important ingredient in any evaluation of future water demands, since it is a signal of cost administered by water wholesalers or retailers. The purpose of this study is to contribute to a better understanding of rates...

  12. Validating the Estimated Cost of Saving Water Through Infrastructure Rehabilitation in the Texas Lower Rio Grande Valley

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    Sturdivant, A. W.; Rister, M.; Lacewell, R. D.

    The original final economic analysis reporting on the Wisconsin Pipeline project was reported in July, 2003 in Texas Water Resources Institute TR-220R, entitled Economic and Conservation Evaluation of Capital Renovation Projects: Hidalgo County...

  13. Validating the Estimated Cost of Saving Water Through Infrastructure Rehabilitation in the Texas Lower Rio Grande Valley

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    Sturdivant, A. W.; Rister, M.; Lacewell, R. D.

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The original final economic analysis reporting on the Wisconsin Pipeline project was reported in July, 2003 in Texas Water Resources Institute TR-220R, entitled Economic and Conservation Evaluation of Capital Renovation Projects: Hidalgo County...

  14. Assessment of Stormflow and Water Quality from Undisturbed and Site Prepared Forest Land in East Texas (Interim Report)

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    DeHaven, M. G.; Blackburn, W. H.; Knight, R. W.; Weichert, A. T.

    TR- 117 1981 Assessment of Stormflow and Water Quality from Undisturbed and Site Prepared Forest Land in East Texas, Interim Report M.G. DeHaven W.H. Blackburn R.W. Knight A.T. Weichert...

  15. Drought Technology for Texas David R. Maidment

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    Yang, Zong-Liang

    Cycle Economic Development Water Supply Agriculture Power Generation Ecological Integrity Impacts atmospheric forcingLand surface features 12 #12;RAPID River Flow Model 13 #12;Central Texas Hub SynthesizedDrought Technology for Texas David R. Maidment Center for Research in Water Resources University

  16. Impacts of Federal Tax Laws and Economic Developments on the Texas Cattle Industry.

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    Conner, J.R.; Dietrich, R.A.; Richardson, J.W.; Nixon, C.J.; Davis, E.E

    1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Experiment Station Texas A&M University System College Station, Texas Execu ti ve Summary Recent changes in the U.S. federal income tax provisions enacted in the Tax Reform Act of 1986 (TRA) will significantly alter the manner in which costs and revenues... of the TRA and other recent economic developments on future land and cattle prices are examined. Second, the impacts on the economic viability of representative ranch firms in selected major beef producing areas of Texas are analyzed using a firm -level...

  17. Factors Influencing the Adoption of Water Quality Best Management Practices by Texas Beef Cattle Producers

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    Peterson, Jennifer

    2014-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

    Analysis of variance ATTAINS Assessment, TMDL Tracking and Implementation System BMP Best management practice CWA Clean Water Act DOI Diffusion of innovations EPA Environmental Protection Agency EQIP Environmental Quality Incentives Program GCSP... quality. According to the US Environmental Protection Agencys (EPA) Assessment, TMDL Tracking and Implementation System (ATTAINS) database (2013), Texas has approximately 191,000 miles of streams and rivers; nearly 2 million acres of lakes...

  18. Development and evaluation of two reactor designs for desulfurization of Texas lignites

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    Merritt, Stanley Duane

    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    exhibited can be given at this time, but this behavior may be indicative of transformations of inorganic matter, changes in the forms of sulfur present in the lignite, and the overall composition. The results of this test series show a need for further...DEVELOPMENT AND EVALUATION OF TWO REACTOR DESIGNS FOR DESULFURIZATION OF TEXAS LIGNITES A Thesis by STANLEY DUANE MERRITT Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements...

  19. The Texas Master Gardener program: an assessment of curriculum delivery and contribution to community development

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    Mayfield, Chyrel Ann

    2006-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

    -Chair of Committee) David R. Chalmers (Co-Chair of Committee) Gene L. Theodori (Member) Glen C. Shinn (Head of Department) December 2004 Major Subject: Agricultural Education iii ABSTRACT The Texas Master Gardener Program...: An Assessment of Curriculum Delivery and Contribution to Community Development. (December 2004) Chyrel A. Mayfield, B.S., Texas Tech University Co-Chairs of Advisory Committee: Dr. Gary J. Wingenbach Dr. David R. Chalmers Extension programs across...

  20. How Much Water is Enough? Using PET to Develop Water Budgets for Residential landscapes

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    White, R.; Havalak, R.; Nations, J.; Thomas, J.; Chalmers, D.; Dewey, D.

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    &M University College Station, TX 77843-2474 ABSTRACT Conserving and reducing the amount of water used for landscape irrigation continues to be a major issue for municipalities throughout Texas and the nation. Landscape irrigation increases... dramatically during summer months and contributes substantially to peak demand placed on municipal water supplies. A survey of monthly water use during 2000 through 2002 for 800 residences of similar size and appraised value in College Station, Texas...

  1. Survey and Control of Synthetic Organics in Texas Water Supplies

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    Batchelor, B.; Shannon, J. D.; Yang, P.

    the level of trihalomethane formation potential (THMFP) in these waters was also investigated. Conventional alum coagulation was studied in a series of jar tests in which the effect of pH and alum dose on removal of THMFP,ultraviolet absorbance (UVA), total...

  2. Polychlorinated biphenyls in water, sediment and selected organisms of Galveston Bay, Texas: environmental levels and bioaccumulation

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    Stahl, Ralph Garner

    1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    organisms of Galveston Bay, Texas was conducted at 8 locations in the Bay during 1978-1979. PCB contaudnation was greater in water and ~t samples fr?xn sites proximal to petro- chemical industry. These sites were associated with the Houston and the Te...~s City Ship Channels. Values in water were less than 1 ug/L while values in sediment were less than 100 ng/g. PCB contami"ation cf Atlantic croaker, blue crab, and laughing gull was similar in magnitude to ~t conation. Laughing gulls contained slightly...

  3. On the cutting edge: Director shares vision for centers role in addressing Texas water problems

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    Wythe, Kathy

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    2 tx H2O Fall 2012 Story by Kathy Wythe Fall 2012 tx H2O 3 ] Desalinating brackish groundwater is one area of water resources the Water Conservation and Technology Center is targeting. A desalination facility already in operation... is the Southmost Regional Water Authority Regional Desalination Plant near Brownsville. Photo by Danielle Kalisek. The Texas A&M University System?s Water Conservation and Technology Center was created to be on the cu#26;ing edge of helping Texas solve...

  4. Percolation of Water Through Pullman Soils: Texas High Plains.

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    Aronovici, V. S.

    1971-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    .05 inch per hour. Since only limited measurements of soil o~i ture below the 6-foot depth have been made in ;' area, deep percolation that may have occurred I- not been investigated adequately. The ol~jec+' of this study was to determine... It was necessary to design special coring equipment capable of taking I-foot increments to depths in excess of 50 feet with minimum core disturbance or contamination. Since no water could be used in the sampling, conventional, hy- draulic-rotary well...

  5. Microsoft Word - 07 Texas Water Plan.doc

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645U.S. DOEThe Bonneville PowerCherries 82981-1cnHighandSWPA / SPRA / USACE SWPA / SPRAresults fromWaterINL Video1,

  6. Runoff water quality and vegetation production on reclaimed mine spoil in the Post Oak Savannah of Texas

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    Losensky, Karen Mae

    1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    since the 1970's. This increase is due to a switch from the reliance on oil and gas to coal by private industries and public utilites. Texas has 110 billion tons of lignite of which 10. 4 billion tons can be recovered by strip mining. This means more...RUNOFF WATER QUALITY AND VEGETATION PRODUCTION ON RECLAIMED MINE SPOIL IN THE POST OAK SAVANNAH OF TEXAS A Thesis by KAREN MAE LOSENSKY Submitted to rhe Graduate College of Texas AAM University in partial fulfillment of the requirement...

  7. Quantity and Fate of Water Salvage as a Result of Saltcedar Control on the Pecos River in Texas

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    Sheng, Z.; McDonald, A.K.; Hart, C.; Hatler, W.; Villalobos, J.

    mesquite) with patches of perennial grasses in depressions. Methods Aquifer Characterization Aquifer hydrologic properties, in part, control the response of groundwater to changes in river flow. Field and laboratory techniques were used...TR- 304 2007 Quantity and Fate of Water Salvage as a Result of Saltcedar Control on the Pecos River in Texas By Z. Sheng El Paso Research and Extension Center Texas Agricultural Experiment Station A. K. McDonald Fort...

  8. Development of a Web-based Emissions Reduction Calculator for Green Power Purchases from Texas Wind Energy Providers

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    Liu, Z.; Baltazar-Cervantes, J. C.; Gilman, D.; Haberl, J.; Culp, C.

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    that have been developed to calculate the emissions reductions from electricity provided by wind energy providers in the Texas ERCOT region, including an analysis of actual hourly wind power generated from a wind turbine in Randall County, Texas... development here. The capacity of installed wind turbines totals 1,407 MW as of April 2005 and the planned capacity for new projects 4 rises to 3,700 1 In the 2003 Texas State legislative session...

  9. Development of youth leadership life skills of Texas youth as San Antonio Livestock Exposition school tour guides

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    Real, Laura A; Real, Laura A.

    2005-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

    at the 2004 San Antonio Livestock Exposition. 2. Determine if Texas 4-H, FFA, and FCCLA members developed leadership life skills as school tour guides according to the Leadership Skills Inventory. 3. Determine which demographic variables affected youth... DEVELOPMENT OF YOUTH LEADERSHIP LIFE SKILLS OF TEXAS YOUTH AS SAN ANTONIO LIVESTOCK EXPOSITION SCHOOL TOUR GUIDES A Thesis by LAURA ANN REAL Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment...

  10. Texas Drought Purpose of Brief

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    Yang, Zong-Liang

    , Texas Normal Water Level Courtesy of TCEQ #12;Texas Drought Power Generating Plants #12;Texas Drought of generating power is enough to cause rolling blackouts at a MINIMUM. #12;Texas Drought Information Needed on the status of: Refineries Chemical plants #12;Texas Drought The drought in Texas is massive in scale

  11. Impact of water resource development on the hydrology and sedimentology of the Brazos River system

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    Minter, Larry Lane

    1976-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    IMPACT OF WATER RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT ON THE HYDROLOGY AND SEDIMENTOLOGY OF THE BRAZOS RIVER SYSTEM A Thesis by Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas ALM University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER... OF SCIENCE August 1976 Major Subject: Geology IMPACT OF WATER RESOURCE DEVFLOPMENT ON THE HYDROLOGY AND SEDIMENTOLOGY OF THE BRAZOS RIVER SYSTEM A Thesis by LARRY LANE MINTER Approved as to style snd. content by: (Chairman of Committee) n (Head...

  12. Economic Development Impact of 1,000 MW of Wind Energy in Texas

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    Reategui, S.; Hendrickson, S.

    2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Texas has approximately 9,727 MW of wind energy capacity installed, making it a global leader in installed wind energy. As a result of the significant investment the wind industry has brought to Texas, it is important to better understand the economic development impacts of wind energy in Texas. This report analyzes the jobs and economic impacts of 1,000 MW of wind power generation in the state. The impacts highlighted in this report can be used in policy and planning decisions and can be scaled to get a sense of the economic development opportunities associated with other wind scenarios. This report can also inform stakeholders in other states about the potential economic impacts associated with the development of 1,000 MW of new wind power generation and the relationships of different elements in the state economy.

  13. How Much Water is Enough? Using PET to Develop Water Budgets for Residential landscapes

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    White, R.; Havalak, R.; Nations, J.; Thomas, J.; Chalmers, D.; Dewey, D.

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Conserving and reducing the amount of water used for landscape irrigation continues to be a major issue for municipalities throughout Texas and the nation. Landscape irrigation increases dramatically during summer months and contributes...

  14. Environmental Evaluation of Water Resources Development

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    James, W. P.; Woods, C. E.; Blanz, R. E.

    Methodology for the utilization of LANDSAT-1 imagery and aerial photography on the environmental evaluation of water resources development is presented. Environmental impact statements for water resource projects were collected and reviewed...

  15. Environmental Evaluation of Water Resources Development

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    James, W. P.; Woods, C. E.; Blanz, R. E.

    1976-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Methodology for the utilization of LANDSAT-1 imagery and aerial photography on the environmental evaluation of water resources development is presented. Environmental impact statements for water resource projects were collected and reviewed...

  16. Land and Water Developments (Newfoundland and Labrador)

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    This policy applies to public water supply areas designated by the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. The policy limits development in public water supply areas unless they meet specific...

  17. Changes in Investment and Irrigation Water Costs, Texas High Plains, 1950-54.

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    Magee, A. C.; Hughes, William F.

    1956-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    * Changes in Investment and Irrigation Water Costs, * Texas High Plains, 1950 - 54 OKLAHOMA I I DEAF SMITH . RANDALL ARM- DONLEI COLLINGS- I , STRONG i i 'I The principal irrigated cotton production area of the High Plains is the shaded... no improvement in irrigation facilities during 1950-54. Additional capital investment on farms making improvements in irrigation-facilities averaged $7,600 in the sandy-land area, $5,664 in the heavy-land area and $6,642 for all farms surveyed. The average cost...

  18. 10 things to know about water and the 83rd Texas Legislature: A brief primer on water issues in the current legislative session

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    Lee, Leslie

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    , regional and local entities in addressing it; drought?s impact on the state water plan and strategies for the state to deal with drought ? the water-energy nexus in the state ? desalination projects in Texas, including brackish groundwater desalination...8 tx H2O Winter 2013 Story by Leslie Lee #19;. #31;e interim charges given to the Senate Commi#20;ee on Natural Resources also involved studying the following water issues: ? impediments to implementation of the state water plan...

  19. Estimating the Annual Water and Energy Savings in Texas A & M University Cafeterias using Low Flow Pre-Rinse Spray Valves

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    Rebello, Harsh Varun

    2011-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

    ESTIMATING THE ANNUAL WATER AND ENERGY SAVINGS IN TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY CAFETERIAS USING LOW FLOW PRE-RINSE SPRAY VALVES A Thesis by HARSH VARUN REBELLO Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of TexasA&MUniversity in partial... fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE May 2010 Major Subject: Construction Management Estimating the Annual Water and Energy Savings in Texas A&MUniversity Cafeterias Using Low...

  20. Development of preference models for regular dissemination of informational and educational programming through cable television systems of Texas

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    Quinn, Larry Arnold

    1973-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of formats on the market today. Different manufacturers' equipment is not compatible, and often even equipment manufactured by the same company is not always compatible (9: I). Results of this study will reveal to the Texas cable industry the kinds...DEVELOPMENT OF PREFERENCE MODELS FOR REGULAR DISSEMINATION OF INFORMATIONAL AND EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMING THROUGH CABLE TELEVISION SYSTEMS OF TEXAS A Thesis by LARRY ARNOLD QUINN Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University...

  1. TEXAS WATER RESOURCES INSTITUTE Report by theReport by theReport by theReport by theReport by the

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    Woodward, Richard T.

    TEXAS WATER RESOURCES INSTITUTE Report by theReport by theReport by theReport by the, 2000September 25, 2000 #12;Alston, L.T., Lacher, T.E., Slack, R.D., Vedlitz, A., Woodward, R in the George Bush School of Government and Public Service to the Texas Water Resources Institute

  2. The effects of fall and spring burning on water quality and vegetative cover in the Post Oak Savannah of Texas

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    Garza, Nick Ernest

    1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    TRE EPFECTS OF FALL AND SPRING BURNING ON WATER QUALITY AND VEGETATIVE COVER IN TRE POST OAK SAVANNAH OF TEKAS A Thesis by NICK ERNEST GARZA Jr. Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas ASM University in partial fulfillment... of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE May 1983 Major Subject: Range Science THE EFFECTS OF FALL AND SPRING BURNING ON WATER QUALITY AND VEGETATIVE COVER IN THE POST OAK SAVANNAH OF TEXAS A Thesis by NICK ERNEST GARZA Jr. Approved as to style...

  3. Juniper invasion and community development in the Post Oak Savanna of Texas

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    Cook, Terry Lee

    1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    with and without a live post oak center tree. 32 Table 8: Correlat1ons between redcedar variables and live center tree va ri ah 1 ss 33 Table 9: Data used to construct regress1on model to estimate redcedar ages 35 Table 10: Regression analys1s results...J UNIPER INVASION AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT IN THE POST OAK SAVANNA OF TEXAS A Thesis by TERRY LEE COOK Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A8, M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER...

  4. DEVELOPMENT AND APPLICATION OF A NETWORK-BASED SHARED AUTOMATED VEHICLE MODEL IN AUSTIN, TEXAS

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    Kockelman, Kara M.

    DEVELOPMENT AND APPLICATION OF A NETWORK-BASED SHARED AUTOMATED VEHICLE MODEL IN AUSTIN, TEXAS automated vehicle (SAV), combining features of short term rentals with the vehicles' powerful automated self. INTRODUCTION Vehicle automation appears poised to revolutionize the way in which we interface

  5. Aquatic Studies at the Proposed George Parkhouse I Reservoir Site on the South Sulphur River in Northeast Texas

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    Gelwick, Frances P.; Burgess, Christine C.

    2002-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Aquatic Studies at the Proposed George Parkhouse I Reservoir Site on the South Sulphur River in Northeast Texas December 31, 2002 Submitted to Texas Water Development Board P.O. Box 13231, Capitol Station 1700 N Congress...

  6. Development of management practices for artichoke production in southwest texas

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    Shinohara, Togo

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    the artichoke production cycle on black plastic mulch, 2007-08. Uvalde, TX............................................................................................................... 76 14 Head emergence rate for artichoke... high plant water status. These compounds can be categorized into three major groups based on their mode of action. Film-forming materials which provide a coating on leaf surface with wax, gel or plastics impeding excess water loss from leaves...

  7. Water Scarcity, Climate Change, and Water Quality: Three Economic Essays

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    Cai, Yongxia

    2010-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

    essay examines water scarcity under climate change scenarios in Texas. The third essay discusses arsenic-related water quality issues in the drinking water. An integrated economic, hydrological, and environmental model is developed for the first two...

  8. Brenner Brown Water Science and Conservation

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    Yang, Zong-Liang

    since 1978 at West Texas Ranchers selling rain, don't you think?" "Sam, long as you've lived in West Texas you ought to know betterBrenner Brown Water Science and Conservation Texas Water Development Board #12;1950 1957

  9. An analysis of stakeholder perspectives on Texas Regional Water Planning and Management

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    Collins, Kimberley A

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    With the passage of Senate Bill #1 in 1997, Texans began a new era of regional water planning. The state's water policy is in the midst of a transformation. Water policy and decision makers are in the process of developing elegant, consensus...

  10. Development in Rural Texas: An Assessment of TEEX Economic Development Reports

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    Calcaneo, Edgar Adrian; Cripe, Ramsey; Davis, Taylor; Gonzalez, Ramon; Grimes, Joshua; Hemby, Olivia; Humphrey, Colby; Keppy, Paul; Surgenor, Ken

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    as anything other (ORCA 2003). Between 2000 and 2005, 93% of the rural areas of Texas decreased in population, a trend that is expected to continue. There is a rising concern that this depopulation trend in rural Texas will prohibit critical.../Latino populations. Age of Texas residents in 2000 was distributed with the highest population percentage (38.5%) between the ages of 20 and 44, 20.2% between 45 and 64, and 15.8% between 5 and 14 years old. Growing depopulation, as discussed earlier...

  11. Quantity and Fate of Water Salvage as a Result of Saltcedar Control on the Pecos River in Texas

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    Sheng, Z.; McDonald, A.K.; Hart, C.; Hatler, W.; Villalobos, J.

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    that the river is hydraulically connected with shallow groundwater for this 5 km segment, which is comprised of Sites A and B, near Mentone, Texas in Loving County. Generally, the river is losing water to the aquifer at both sites. A gentle hydraulic gradient...

  12. Geologic, geochemical, and geographic controls on NORM in produced water from Texas oil, gas, and geothermal reservoirs. Final report

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    Fisher, R.

    1995-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Water from Texas oil, gas, and geothermal wells contains natural radioactivity that ranges from several hundred to several thousand Picocuries per liter (pCi/L). This natural radioactivity in produced fluids and the scale that forms in producing and processing equipment can lead to increased concerns for worker safety and additional costs for handling and disposing of water and scale. Naturally occurring radioactive materials (NORM) in oil and gas operations are mainly caused by concentrations of radium-226 ({sup 226}Ra) and radium-228 ({sup 228}Ra), daughter products of uranium-238 ({sup 238}U) and thorium-232 ({sup 232}Th), respectively, in barite scale. We examined (1) the geographic distribution of high NORM levels in oil-producing and gas-processing equipment, (2) geologic controls on uranium (U), thorium (Th), and radium (Ra) in sedimentary basins and reservoirs, (3) mineralogy of NORM scale, (4) chemical variability and potential to form barite scale in Texas formation waters, (5) Ra activity in Texas formation waters, and (6) geochemical controls on Ra isotopes in formation water and barite scale to explore natural controls on radioactivity. Our approach combined extensive compilations of published data, collection and analyses of new water samples and scale material, and geochemical modeling of scale Precipitation and Ra incorporation in barite.

  13. It's worth the work: Proposed water quality standards move Texas closer to cleaner waters

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    Wythe, Kathy

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    are realizing that applying a single standard of primary contact recreation to hundreds of different surface water bodies may not be realistic or beneficial. While public interest is high in having an ambitious standard as possible, Jim Davenport, technical...- ation and non-contact recreation?to four, adding two more levels: secondary contact 1 and 2 (see definitions on page 19). The agency is also proposing different numerical criteria for E. coli that will be applicable in fresh water based...

  14. Linking Texas irrigation: Consortium communicates research, education projects

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    Supercinski, Danielle

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    on the development and implementation of irrigation systems and practices in Texas, yet few efforts have been made to coordinate ongoing programs and results. With the formation of the Consortium for Irrigation Research and Education (CIRE) in 2007... research plots, and center pivot and drip irrigation systems at the Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Uvalde. These plots are part of the Precision Irrigators Network project funded by Texas Water Development Board and the Rio Grande Basin...

  15. Practices perceived as best preparation for Texas A&M University graduate students pursuing careers in international agricultural development

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    Sims, Cary Wayne

    1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Purposes: The purpose of this study was to determine which practices best prepare graduate students at Texas A&M University for careers/jobs in international agricultural development. Methodology:Interviewing, founded in the context of naturalistic...

  16. Research on the Morphology of Precipitation and Runoff in Texas

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    Clark, R.A.

    TR-15 1969 Research on the Morphology of Precipitation and Runoff in Texas R.A. Clark Texas Water Resources Institute Texas A&M University ...

  17. The depositional environments, diagenetic history, and porosity development of the Upper Smackover Member at Eustace Field, Henderson County, Texas

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    Sequeira, Jose J.

    1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    THE DEPOSITIONAL ENVIRONMENTS, DIAGENETIC HISTORY, AND POROSITY DEVELOPMENT OF THE UPPER SMACKOVER MEMBER AT EUSTACE FIELD, HENDERSON COUNTY, TEXAS A Thesis by JOSE J. SEQUEIRA, JR. Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas AIM University... in partial fulfillment of the requirement, for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE August 1987 Major Subject: Geology THE DEPOSlTIONAL ENVIRONMENTS& DIAGENETIC HISTORY, AND POROSITY DEVELOPMENT OF THE UPPER SMACKOVER MEMBER AT EUSTACE FIELD, HENDERSON...

  18. Development of management practices for artichoke production in southwest texas

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    Shinohara, Togo

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    -ethoxyvinylglycine (AVG) and 1-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP)] were applied to seedlings to evaluate their effect on root growth and development. ACC and ETH (1-100 ML-1) enhanced root hair, root area and lateralroots (only with ETH at 30 ML-1).The effects of film...

  19. Evaluation of Resource Use and Economic Effects Due to Irrigation Water Availiability in Texas

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    Trock, W. L.; Schmer, F. A.

    to agriculture. The procedures and computer programs developed can evaluate for the planner an infinite number of alternatives. Comparison of alternative availability of water to agriculture provides a basis for evaluation of the economic benefit from...

  20. Economic Essays on Water Resources Management of the Texas Lower Rio Grande Valley

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    Leidner, Andrew

    2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

    well-being and public health. The first essay provides a description of a control model developed for the management of a municipal water supply system in the context of public health and waterborne illnesses issues. The most beneficial disease...

  1. Water Rights Analysis Package (WRAP) Reference Manual

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    Wurbs, Ralph A.

    The Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI), and many other agencies and organizations, have worked with Ralph Wurbs over the years to develop WRAP (the Water Rights Analysis Package). The WRAP model simulates management of the water resources of a...

  2. Development of an ozone climatology for Harris County, Texas

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    Balentine, H.W.; Carter, J.C. (Radian Corp., Austin, TX (USA)); Preston, J. (Tenneco Polymers, Houston, TX (US))

    1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Houston Regional Monitoring Corporation (HRM) has performed continuous ambient air quality and meteorological monitoring in the Ship Channel area of east Harris County since August 1981. The HRM monitoring network is one of the largest Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) monitoring network in the United States operated by an industrial group. As an adjunct to its monitoring. HRM has funded extensive meteorological and statistical analyses of ozone monitoring data in Harris County. One of the goals of these studies was to determine those meteorological conditions responsible for the formation of elevated ozone concentrations in Harris County. The analyses performed included the use of principal component analysis and cluster analysis. These analysis techniques have individually been applied to ozone and air quality research problems. The combined use of these techniques in this analysis, however, is a unique application of these statistical tools to an ozone air quality analysis. As a result of these analyses, a climatology of those episodes conducive to elevated ozone formation in Harris County was developed.

  3. Validating the Estimated Cost of Saving Water Through Infrastructure Rehabilitation in the Texas Lower Rio Grande Valley

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    Sturdivant, A.; Rister, M.; Lacewell, R.

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    SR- 2007-06 Validating the Estimated Cost of Saving Water Through Infrastructure Rehabilitation in the Texas Lower Rio Grande Valley A Case Study Using Actual Construction Costs for the Main Pipeline, Brownsville Irrigation... Grande Valley A Case Study Using Actual Construction Costs for the Main Pipeline, Brownsville Irrigation District by: Allen W. Sturdivant; Extension Associate 1, 2 M. Edward Rister; Professor and Associate Head 1, 3 Ronald D. Lacewell; Professor...

  4. Compost Analysis Samples provided by the Soil, Water and Forage Testing Laboratory at Texas A&M, 2003

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    Mukhtar, Saqib

    Compost Analysis Samples provided by the Soil, Water and Forage Testing Laboratory at Texas A ppm ppm % % dS/m Dairy Manure Compost 0.6171 .2680 1.4345 3.5041 .2737 .4371 319.7 249.1 33.53 173.1 30.0 16.02 9.3 1.280 Dairy Manure Compost 1.0704 .3866 2.4949 6.7455 .5472 .7320 155.6 381.5 47

  5. Development of Light Water Reactor Fuels with Enhanced Accident...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Development of Light Water Reactor Fuels with Enhanced Accident Tolerance - Report to Congress Development of Light Water Reactor Fuels with Enhanced Accident Tolerance - Report to...

  6. Water Use in the Development and Operations of Geothermal Power...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Water Use in the Development and Operations of Geothermal Power Plants Water Use in the Development and Operations of Geothermal Power Plants This report summarizes what is...

  7. Sustainable development through beneficial use of produced water for the oil and gas industry

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    Siddiqui, Mustafa Ashique

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    applications. Arid areas like west Texas produce large amount of oil, but, at the same time, have a shortage of potable water. This thesis evaluated the technical and economical feasibility of treating produced water with a combination of different separation...

  8. Evaluation of the Impact of Texas Lignite Development on Texas Water Resources

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    Mathewson, C. C.; Cason, C. L.

    Fuel shortages and resultant rising fuel costs as well as federal policies prompting energy independence have served to encourage power companies to exploit available lignite deposits of the western states as a viable fuel source. Large reserves...

  9. West Texas Rain

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    Supercinski, Danielle

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of the first in this area. These West Texas demonstrations help promote the systems in the area, said Mike Mecke, Extension water program specialist with TWRI in Far West Texas. ?Rainwater harvesting is of special interest in the drier half of Texas...

  10. Alfalfa Production Texas High Plains/Far West Texas

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    Mukhtar, Saqib

    Alfalfa Production Texas High Plains/Far West Texas Calvin Trostle Extension Agronomy, Lubbock 806.746.6101 ctrostle@ag.tamu.edu #12;Observations in West Texas Our best alfalfa producers don't have a massive farm for sound, timely production practices Lots of water! #12;Current West Texas Problems Misunderstanding

  11. Developing a Corporate Water Management Strategy

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    Tutterow, V.

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    stream_source_info ESL-IE-15-06-22.pdf.txt stream_content_type text/plain stream_size 21539 Content-Encoding UTF-8 stream_name ESL-IE-15-06-22.pdf.txt Content-Type text/plain; charset=UTF-8 Developing a Corporate Water... Management Strategy Vestal Tutterow Senior Technical Consultant Jackson Stubbs Senior Analyst Project Performance Company McLean, VA Eoin ODriscoll, PhD Energy Analyst ABSTRACT Industrial facilities universally rely on water as a raw...

  12. Development of a Residential Code-compliant Web-based Energy Efficiency Calculator for Texas

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    Cordes, J.; O'Neal, S.; Marshall, K.; Montgomery, C.; Stackhouse, R.; Mukhopadhyay, J.; Liu, Z.; McKelvey, K.; Yazdani, B.; Haberl, J.; Culp, C.; Gilman, D.

    Since 2001, Texas has been proactive in initiating clean air and energy efficiency-in buildings policies. The Texas Emissions Reduction Plan legislation of 2001 mandated statewide adoption of energy codes; created a 5% annual energy savings goal...

  13. Economic and Financial Methodology for South Texas Irrigation Projects RGIDECON

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    Rister, M. Edward; Rogers, Callie S.; Lacewell, Ronald; Robinson, John; Ellis, John; Sturdivant, Allen

    agencies; Debbie Helstrom, Jeff Walker, and Nick Palacios. These engineers with the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) have provided valuable feedback on the methodology and data as well as insights on accommodating the requirements... and Financial Methodology August 2009 page 18 of 29 Helstrom, Debbie. Project Engineer, Texas Water Development Board, Austin, TX. Personal communications, Spring - Summer 2002. Infoplease.com. "Conversion Factors." ? 2002 Family Education Network. http...

  14. Solar heating and hot water system installed at office building, One Solar Place, Dallas, Texas. Final report

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    Not Available

    1980-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This document is the Final Report of the Solar Energy System Installed at the First Solar Heated Office Building, One Solar Place, Dallas, Texas. The Solar System was designed to provide 87 percent of the space heating needs, 100 percent of the potable hot water needs and is sized for future absorption cooling. The collection subsystem consists of 28 Solargenics, series 76, flat plate collectors with a total area of 1596 square feet. The solar loop circulates an ethylene glycol-water solution through the collectors into a hot water system heat exchanger. The hot water storage subsystem consists of a heat exchanger, two 2300 gallon concrete hot water storage tanks with built in heat exchangers and a back-up electric boiler. The domestic hot water subsystem sends hot water to the 10,200 square feet floor area office building hot water fixtures. The building cold water system provides make-up to the solar loop, the heating loop, and the hot water concrete storage tanks. The design, construction, cost analysis, operation and maintenance of the solar system are described. The system became operational July 11, 1979.

  15. apoplastic water flow: Topics by E-print Network

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    district heating system Texas A&M University - TxSpace Summary: -rise building hot water heating system. Energy for sustainable development, the journal of the international...

  16. Texas A&M agencies request funding to address water resource management

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    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    is an urgency to develop and implement new technologies and best practices in both rural and urban environ- ments, the exceptional item states. How and when water is used or reused in homes, businesses or industries#29;including landscapes and production...

  17. Soil and water dynamics in a microcatchment system for range improvement in West Texas

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    Maranz, Steven Jay

    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    % of which falls between May and October in the form of brief convective storms (nearest climate data is from Wink, Texas, weather station in Winkler County, 25 km north of the study site). The aridity index, or ratio of precipitation...

  18. Physiological Effects of Saline Water on Two Economically Important Horticultural Crops in South Texas

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    Simpson, Catherine Ross

    2013-12-02T23:59:59.000Z

    Citrus and watermelons are valuable economic crops worldwide, contributing approximately $120 million combined each year in Texas alone. Both citrus and watermelons are sensitive to saline conditions, which can be problematic in the Lower Rio...

  19. Overwintering behavior and movement of immature green sea turtles in south Texas waters

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    Arms, Stacie Ann

    1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Overwintering behavior and movement of immature green sea turtles (Chelonia mydas ) in Lower Laguna Madre, Texas was characterized from October 1992 to March 1993 and November 1993 to March 1994. Radio and sonic telemetry was used to monitor nine...

  20. Estimation of Recharge to the Middle Trinity Aquifer of Central Texas Using Water-Level Fluctuations

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    Jennings, Marshall; Chad, Thomas; Burch, John; Creutzburg, Brian; Lambert, Lance

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A 23-site monitoring well network located in the Trinity Aquifer region of Central Texas, with all wells penetrating the Middle Trinity Aquifer, was used with available values of aquifer storativity and specific yield to estimate recharge...

  1. A Farm-Level Evaluation of Agricultural Profit and Ground Water Quality: Texas Seymour Aquifer

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    Chowdhury, Manzoor; Lacewell, Ronald D.; McCarl, Bruce A.; Ozuna, Teofilo Jr.; Benson, Verel W.; Harris, Billy L.; Dyke, Paul T.

    1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Seymour Aquifer of north-central Texas is known to have elevated levels of nitrates. The design of economically sound policies for reducing agriculture's nitrate contribution to the aquifer suggests a need to evaluate alternative management...

  2. Development and Application of a Ground-Coupled Heat Pump Simulation Model for Residential Code-Compliance Simulation in Texas

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    Do, Sung Lok

    2014-04-18T23:59:59.000Z

    The intent of this study was to improve residential energy efficiency in Texas by developing an improved tool for home builders and code officers to use for evaluating their designs. It was achieved by developing a new ground-coupled heat pump (GCHP...

  3. A preliminary examination of variables which influence the public acceptance of potable water reuse applications

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    Foss, Michele Garteiser

    1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Water resource management in Texas is maturing from an era of project development to one of water supply management through conservation, reallocation, and reuse as a means of meeting water supply needs. As opportunities for conventional water...

  4. The Ecology of the Navasota River, Texas

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    Clark, W. J.

    COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE AND LIFE SCIENCES TR-44 1973 The Ecology of the Navasota River, Texas By: William J. Clark Texas Water Resources Institute Technical Report No. 44 Texas A&M University System...

  5. Water Use in the Development and Operation of Geothermal Power...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Operation of Geothermal Power Plants Water Use in the Development and Operation of Geothermal Power Plants This report summarizes what is currently known about the life cycle water...

  6. Water Rights Analysis Package (WRAP) Modeling System Reference Manual

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    Wurbs, R.

    2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI), and many other agencies and organizations, have worked with Ralph Wurbs over the years to develop WRAP (the Water Rights Analysis Package). The WRAP model simulates management of the water resources of a...

  7. West Texas Rain

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    Supercinski, Danielle

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    tx H2O | pg. 19 West Texas Rain Story by Danielle Supercinski Rainwater, one of the purest sources of wateravailable, is scarce in West Texas. Residentsin this arid land must use all availablemethods of saving water. Rainwater har- vesting, a... in West Texas to educate the public about its potential as an alternative and inexpensive source of high-quality water. Most rainwater harvesting systems in the past were for personal use, but some businesses, industries and public institutions...

  8. Water chemists develop and use water University of NebraskaLincoln

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    Nebraska-Lincoln, University of

    Water chemists develop and use water tests. University of Nebraska­Lincoln The University. Imagine a career... keeping water healthy for people and wildlife engineering systems to get water where it's needed developing water policies and using laws to benefit people and the environment analyzing

  9. Preventing Water Quality Contamination through the Texas Well Owners Network (TWON): Final Report

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    Boellstorff, D.; Gholson, D.; Kalisek, D.; Smith, J.; Gerlich, R.; Wagner, K.; McFarland, M.; Mukhtar, S.

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    to have their well water analyzed. .......................................................................... 9 Table 1. List of news releases and articles published about TWON Well Educated and Well Informed Programs, totaling 66 media mentions... as through the TWRI Facebook page and Twitter. In addition, a TWON Well Read electronic newsletter was developed and sent out occasionally with updates and links to resources regarding groundwater and wells. As a result of these materials, popular media...

  10. Youth Water Camp: Ward County 4-H program educates students about water conservation, quality

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    Supercinski, Danielle

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    tx H2O | pg. 24 A plant chemist directs Water Camp youth in basic water analysis at a local power plant during a tour. Story by Danielle Supercinski Ward County 4-H program educates students about water conservation, quality In January... 1991, a committee of the Texas Agricultural Extension Service (now Texas AgriLife Extension Service) and Upper Pecos Soil and Water Conservation District person- nel met on the development of a 4-H water camp educating youth on water issues...

  11. Youth Water Camp: Ward County 4-H program educates students about water conservation, quality

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    Supercinski, Danielle

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    tx H2O | pg. 24 A plant chemist directs Water Camp youth in basic water analysis at a local power plant during a tour. Story by Danielle Supercinski Ward County 4-H program educates students about water conservation, quality In January... 1991, a committee of the Texas Agricultural Extension Service (now Texas AgriLife Extension Service) and Upper Pecos Soil and Water Conservation District person- nel met on the development of a 4-H water camp educating youth on water issues...

  12. Runoff water quality of reclaimed mine spoil in the post oak savannah of Texas

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    Trouart, Joel Elizabeth

    1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Dew, Texas in 1983. ~Soil T~osoil Vegetation Litter Bare Vegetation Litter Hare Treatments cover (%%u) cover (y) ground (%%u) cover (%) cover (%%u) ground (%%u) bahiagrass Indiangrass 51. 1 cl 54. 8 c 5. 7 b 42. 4 a 6. 9 b 38. 4 a 67. 0 b 17... followed by the same letter are not significantly different at P = . 05. TABLE 6. Regression models of chemical parameters of topsoil near Dew, Texas. Chemical arameters Re ression e uation Coefficient of determination R2 Nitrite Nitrate Iron...

  13. Water for goethermal development in Imperial County. A summarizing report

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    Not Available

    1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Information on water issues related to geothermal development is reviewed, including research on local water resources and quality, cooling water requirements for geothermal power plants, and water for geothermal development. Topics of on-going research are noted and questions for future research are posed.

  14. Temporal effects of dredging and dredged material disposal on nekton in the offshore waters of Galveston, Texas, with notes on the natural histories of the most abundant taxa

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    Henningsen, Brandt Flynn

    1977-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    TEHPORAL 11FFEC S Ol DREDGING Ki'P3 DREDGED HATERIAL D. SPCSAL ON NEKTON IN THE OFF SHOPCE WATERS OI' GALVESTON, TEXAS, WITH NOTES ON THE NATLTAL HISTORIES OF THE HOST ABUNDANT 1'AXA A Thesis by BRMlDT FLYNN HENNINGSEN Submitted... to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment or the requirement for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE August 1977 Hajor Subject: Biology TEMPORAL EFFECTS OF DREDGING AND DREDGED MATERIAL DISPOSAL ON NEKTON IN THE OFFSHORE WATERS...

  15. Baseline risk assessment of ground water contamination at the uranium mill tailings site near Falls City, Texas: Revision 1

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    Not Available

    1994-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This baseline risk assessment of ground water contamination of the uranium mill tailings site near Falls City, Texas, evaluates potential impact to public health and the environment resulting from ground water contamination at the former Susquehanna Western, Inc. (SWI), uranium mill processing site. This document fulfills the following objectives: determine if the site presents immediate or potential future health risks, determine the need for interim institutional controls, serve as a key input to project planning and prioritization, and recommend future data collection efforts to more fully characterize risk. The Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action (UMTRA) Project has begun its evaluation of ground water contamination at the Falls City site. This risk assessment is one of the first documents specific to this site for the Ground Water Project. The first step is to evaluate ground water data collected from monitor wells at or near the site. Evaluation of these data show the main contaminants in the Dilworth ground water are cadmium, cobalt, fluoride, iron, nickel, sulfate, and uranium. The data also show high levels of arsenic and manganese occur naturally in some areas.

  16. The University of Texas at Austin 2011 Campus Water Conservation Plan

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    Texas at Austin, University of

    Schedule is currently in effect. UT is complying with this schedule by not operating irrigation systems not irrigate other areas of the campus such as open fields. New Central Controlled Irrigation System A project to modernize automatic irrigation systems on The University of Texas at Austin main campus launched April 1

  17. Great Lakes Water Scarcity and Regional Economic Development

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    Cameron Davis; Tim Eder; David Ulrich; David Naftzger; Donald J. Wuebbles; Mark C. Petri

    2013-06-06T23:59:59.000Z

    Great Lakes Water Scarcity and Regional Economic Development panel at Northwestern University on 10/10/2012

  18. Great Lakes Water Scarcity and Regional Economic Development

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    Cameron Davis; Tim Eder; David Ulrich; David Naftzger; Donald J. Wuebbles; Mark C. Petri

    2012-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Great Lakes Water Scarcity and Regional Economic Development panel at Northwestern University on 10/10/2012

  19. Texas Phosphorus Index TECHNICAL NOTES

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    Mukhtar, Saqib

    for West Texas, see Figure 1. NRCS and Extension Service specialists in Texas developed the P indicesTexas Phosphorus Index TECHNICAL NOTES U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE NATURAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE TEXAS Revised December, 2012 AGRONOMY TECHNICAL NOTE NUMBER 15 PHOSPHORUS ASSESSMENT

  20. Talking sustainability: Federal intiatives target major water resources concerns

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    Lee, Leslie

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    by congressional funding. The following Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI) projects have impacted major water resource problems in Texas and beyond. Ogallala Aquifer Project The Ogallala Aquifer, stretching from South Dakota to Texas, covers 174..., and recharges are very small. Water availability, cost, and policy, together with technology development and adoption rates, are reshaping the rural landscape. In 2003 a multi-state group of researchers tackled the problems associated with aquifer...

  1. Talking sustainability:Federal initiatives target major water resources concerns

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Lee, Leslie

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    by congressional funding. The following Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI) projects have impacted major water resource problems in Texas and beyond. Ogallala Aquifer Project The Ogallala Aquifer, stretching from South Dakota to Texas, covers 174..., and recharges are very small. Water availability, cost, and policy, together with technology development and adoption rates, are reshaping the rural landscape. In 2003 a multi-state group of researchers tackled the problems associated with aquifer...

  2. Strategies for Developing Water-Conscious Communities: An Analysis of Water Conservation in Tucson, Arizona

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    Fay, Noah

    conservation. Water conservation practices, such as rainwater harvesting, recycling gray-water and installation1 Strategies for Developing Water-Conscious Communities: An Analysis of Water Conservation was made possible by the University of Arizona, Technology and Research Initiative Fund 2009/2010, Water

  3. New Developments in GIS in Water Resources

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    Maidment, David

    2008-11-19T23:59:59.000Z

    Standardized formats Data: Dynamic in time Simple in space (points) No standardized formats What is Hydro? Hydrology Hydrography Circulation of the waters of the earth through the hydrologic cycle The blue lines on maps Properties of Water... of query functions Returns data in WaterML Services-Oriented Architecture for Water Data Links geographically distributed information servers through internet Web Services Description Language (WSDL from W3C) We designed WaterML as a web...

  4. High-efficiency Forage Systems for Texas Beef Production The cattle industry in Texas is facing a crisis due to doubling of fertilizer, grain, and

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    High-efficiency Forage Systems for Texas Beef Production The cattle industry in Texas is facing for adaptation, water use efficiency, pest resistance, and forage nutritive value. New, efficient beef) and high plant nutrient efficiency grasses. Develop improved management systems to incorporate the new

  5. Protecting Our Water: Tracking Sources of Bacterial Contamination Numerous surface waterbodies in Texas are classified as having high levels of fecal coliform bacteria, an indicator of fecal pollution.

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    in Texas are classified as having high levels of fecal coliform bacteria, an indicator of fecal pollution. coli and other fecal coliform bacteria do not provide information on whether the source of pollution of pollution need to be identified to implement effective pollution control strategies to improve water quality

  6. An ecological study examining the correlation of end-stage renal disease and ground water heavy metal content in Texas counties

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    Bishop, Scott Alan

    1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An ecological study was conducted to examine the correlation of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and the ground water heavy metal level of lead, arsenic, cadmium, mercury and the cumulative level of all four metals in Texas counties. The heavy meal...

  7. Texas Watershed Coordinator Roundtable Blackland Research Extension Center Temple, Texas

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    .bilbe@tceq.texas.gov Diane Boellstorff Texas AgriLife Extension Service dboellstorff@tamu.edu Henry Brewer US EPA, Region 6 brewer.henry@epa.gov Gary Bryant Texas Water Resources Institute glbryant@ag.tamu.edu Patricia Carvajal

  8. Alternate Solutions to Water Resource Development -- A Case Study

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    Basco, D. R.; Rahman, K. M. A.

    1974-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . Selected solutions for water resources development problems in the Navasota River watershed were analyzed. The cost of water supply by desalination in the service area of the proposed Millican reservoir was computed following the procedure recommended...

  9. Effect of Water Education on Reducing Residential Consumption in San Antonio, Texas

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    Rice, Jeremy Joseph

    2010-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

    cities in the southwest found that nearly 60% percent of water was used outdoors.(Mayer 1999). Municipal water conservation programs focus on reducing residential, commercial and industrial consumption. Residential water conservation relies on five... of week limitations; (4) rebate programs encouraging a change of landscape material to drought tolerant native landscapes and (5) water pricing. San Antonio has employed all five conservation strategies. Currently, the San Antonio Water System (SAWS...

  10. Developing and Testing a Trafficability Index for Planting Corn and Cotton in the Texas Blackland Prairie

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    Helms, Adam J.

    2010-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

    to producers because the high water holding capacity is a product of a high clay percentage. This research was aimed to develop and test an expert-based trafficabililty index, based upon soil moisture, for planting cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) and corn (Zea...

  11. Recreation as a factor in home site development on Lake Livingston, Texas -- a comparative study

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    DeLoney, James A

    1973-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    in Polk County on Lake Livingston, Texas, and then compared the results of this study with similar research conducted by Wood on Lake Whitney, Texas (43) . Lake Livingston was built and controlled by the Trinity River Authority and the City of Houston.... INTRODUCTION Purpose and Scope of Study Literature Review The Study Area Geographic Location and Accessibility of Lake Livingston Natural Resources of Lake Livingston Topography in Polk County Soils in Polk County Climatic Conditions in Polk County...

  12. Development of an ammonia emission protocol and preliminary emission factor for a central Texas dairy

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    Rose, Adam Joseph

    2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    dairies. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), the Texas SAPRA, does not currently use an emission factor to permit or regulate emitted ammonia for the dairy industry. ________________________ This thesis follows the style..., and is subject to gas-phase reaction with photochemically produced hydroxyl (-OH) radicals, reaction with gaseous nitric acid (to form particulate ammonium nitrate), and with aerosols to form ammonium salts (Singh et al., 2001). Ammonia that does not react...

  13. Development of engineering geologic performance standards for land-use regulation in Sabine Pass, Texas

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    Vaught, Richmond Murphy

    1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    on geologic features (such as chenier ridges), the effects of storm surge on chenier ridges, altered by borrow mining, was modeled physically (wave tank) and mathematically (computer model). Comparison of the physical and mathe- matical models shows... Pass, Texas, an area in the beginning stages of comprehensive urban planning. Sabine Pass is located along the chenier strandplain/coastal system at the Texas-Louisiana border. Processes affecting the chenier ridges and marsh at Sabine Pass...

  14. Runoff water quality of reclaimed mine spoil in the post oak savannah of Texas

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    Trouart, Joel Elizabeth

    1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    University Chair of Advisory Committee: Dr. R. W. Knight Permanent vegetation plots were established on mixed spoil and topsoiled spoil on a lignite test pit in the post oak savannah of eastern Texas in 1982. Five vegetative treatments were utilized... throughout the project and other committee members Dr. Kirk Brown and Dr. Tom Thurow. Finally I would like to thank Ed Krueger for his patient understanding of what I need out of my life and Mary Lou for her patience in typing and retyping. TABLE OF CO...

  15. Surface branch of the hydrologic cycle affecting Texas for water year 1959

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    Gargiulo, Alphonse, Jr

    1962-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    to that of precipitation, the assumptions do not materially affect, balance computations. Approxi- mately 28 per cent of the average annual precipitation recorded for the United States is carried to the oceans by streams (25). Eva oration and Eva otrans iration... stations. Eva otrans iration. Since the size of Texas and the period of concern are considered to meet the criteria stated by Benton (1), values of evapotranspiration were determined from the values of (E-P), obtained from McKay (11) from L2j...

  16. Production and price projections for Texas grapefruit - 1975

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    Tefertiller, Edward Harold

    1969-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    different water supply situations as follows: l. Assumed Texas water resources as they are with no further developm nt, 2. Assu. , ed developm nt with th new Texas water Plan, and 3. Assumed maximum wat' r development. The water supp'y . o- irrigation... d as: Q = f(P, P, P . , I& T) g g' o' fcoj ' wher Q =- th quan'ity c . grnp f;o't consur. , ed p, " cap ta in th U. S Q Q' Qd Fig. 2a. Change -'n the demand. P 1 P 2 Q Q Fig. 2b. Change in the cuantity de=ended. 17 P = the U. S...

  17. Rainwater Harvesting in Texas

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    Kniffen, Billy

    2008-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

    As the population of Texas grows, so does the state's need for water. Rainwater harvesting is one way to keep up with the demand. Rainwater Harvesting in Texas gives residents information on how to collect rainwater for their own uses. 1 photo, 1...

  18. Development in Rural Texas: An Assessment of TEEX Economic Development Reports

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    Calcaneo, Edgar Adrian; Cripe, Ramsey; Davis, Taylor; Gonzalez, Ramon; Grimes, Joshua; Hemby, Olivia; Humphrey, Colby; Keppy, Paul; Surgenor, Ken

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    with public officials and other individuals involved with the TEEX reports, and making site visits. A demographic breakdown is also provided for each community, which includes economic, population, race/ethnicity and education information. Following this..., the organization should work towards tying the local economic and political conditions of the community with the report, particularly in cases dealing with site-specific development. Additionally, it is recommended that TEEX provide information detailing...

  19. Economies of size in municipal water treatment technologies: Texas lower Rio Grande Valley

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    Boyer, Christopher Neil

    2008-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    , technological advancements have improved the economic viability of reverse-osmosis (RO) desalination of brackish-groundwater as a potable water source. Brackish-groundwater may be an alternative water source that provides municipalities an opportunity to hedge...

  20. Valuable Plants Native to Texas.

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    Parks, Harris Braley

    1937-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and makes a splendid plant for cover along mud flats where the seasona.1 change of water would leave bare places. Commercial. Arundo Donax L. This is the reed grass of southern Texas. It has been used for many years to aid in erosion control...LIBRARY, A b COttECE, CAMPUS. TEXAS AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENT STATION A. B. CONNER, DIRECTOR COLLEGE STATION. BRAZOS COUNTY, TEXAS -- BULLETIN NO. 551 AUGUST, 1937 -- DIVISION OF APICULTVRE VALUABLE PLANTS NATIVE TO TEXAS i...

  1. RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ROADMAP FOR WATER HEATING TECHNOLOGIES

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    2011 Navigant Consulting, Inc. RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ROADMAP FOR WATER HEATING TECHNOLOGIES Prepared for: Oak Ridge National Laboratory Subcontract Number 4000093134...

  2. Arsenic in Drinking Water: Regulatory Developments and Issues

    National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

    Order Code RS20672 Updated May 1, 2007 Arsenic in Drinking Water: Regulatory Developments and Issues Mary Tiemann Specialist in Environmental Policy Resources, Science, and...

  3. Water Use in the Development and Operations of Geothermal Power...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Operations of Geothermal Power Plants Water Use in the Development and Operations of Geothermal Power Plants This report summarizes what is currently known about the life cycle...

  4. Red River Compact (Texas)

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Red River Compact Commission administers the Red River Compact to ensure that Texas receives its equitable share of quality water from the Red River and its tributaries as apportioned by the...

  5. A Model for Estimating Demand for Irrigation Water on the Texas High Plains

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    Condra, G. D.; Lacewell, R. D.; Sprott, J. M.; Adams, B. M.

    of crops that shift to dryland production as the price of water was increased. However, the shifts occurred at much lower water prices; i.e., at $24.47 per acre foot plus current pumping costs, all land had shifted to dryland production. This suggests...

  6. Tradeoffs associated with increasing water yield from the Edwards Plateau, Texas: balancing private costs and public benefits

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    Garriga, Matthew David

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Millan (Cedar Fiber Co. ), Bobby Murr (Chem-Pac Co. ), Don Bough (PAKS Corp. ), David Whipple (Twin Mountain Fence Company, San Angelo, Texas), and Gerald Boucard (Texarome, Leakey, Texas). My deepest gratitude is given to my two dear friends Anna Toness..., Texas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 2-3 Reported and prospective optimal livestock and deer-hunting lease revenues associated with current and preferred brush cover, as reported by respondents to a survey on willingness...

  7. Purchasing in Texas Counties.

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    Hervey, E. J.; Bradshaw, H. C.

    1944-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    from every standpoint. As long as it continues, the purchasing power of the county dollar is sub- stantially reduced, for each company and individual must discount the county's warrants. In these counties, the necessity of developing and maintaining...8 r3' L \\, & #5, CnLpL"; 3' --%I k? TEXAS AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENT STATION A. B. CONNER, Director College Station, Texas BULLETIN NO. 653 JULY 1944 PURCHASING IN TEXAS COUNTIES H. C. BRADSEAW and E. J, HERVEY Division of Farm and Ranch...

  8. Development of Energy-Efficient Housing for Low-Income Texas Residents

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    Haberl, J. S.; Kootin-Sanwu, V.

    1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this Center for Energy and Mineral Research (CEMR) funded study is to improve the energy use in low-income housing in the State of Texas. This study aims at achieving energy-efficiency by using a combination of measured data...

  9. Behavioral Patterns of Common Bottlenose Dolphins in Galveston, Texas and Protection Strategy Development

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    Rivard, Alexandria Elizabeth

    2014-04-19T23:59:59.000Z

    the unique needs of the Galveston area. Federal law enforcement officials are often overtaxed and unable to enforce existing laws; I advise that the State of Texas pass a state law for marine mammal protection and issue a voluntary dolphin rest zone...

  10. Alfalfa Information for West Texas Updated February, 2005

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    Mukhtar, Saqib

    Alfalfa Information for West Texas Updated February, 2005 The following documents and websites little agronomic alfalfa research in West Texas. Texas Alfalfa Production, B-5017 (1997, including information tailored to West Texas) [Special note for the Texas High Plains: page 5 lists 10" of water

  11. Combined water use of turf and woody ornamentals in an irrigated South Texas landscape

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    Havlak, Roger Dale

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Landscape water conservation and potential evapotranspiration (PET or ET[p]) based irrigation programs are hindered by a lack of data on actual evapotranspiration (ET[a]) rates of multiple plant species landscapes. Irrigation coefficients...

  12. Economically Optimum Agricultural Utilization of a Reclaimed Water Resource in the Texas Rolling Plains

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    Zacharias, T.; Taylor, C. R.; Lacewell, R. D.

    the effects of the initial assumptions on the measure of project benefits. The first scenario applied guidelines established by the Water Resources Council (WRC). WRC guidelines required the use of OBERS SERIES E' yield projections, normalized prices...

  13. On Managing Texas Rural Water Supply Systems: A Socioeconomic Analysis and Quality Evaluation

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    Singh, R.N.

    . The study uses a set of indicators to identify effectiveness and efficiency of rural water projects. Such measures for analysis and appraisal of these projects may contribute to more informed and intelligent planning for the future. The study is also...

  14. Irrigation Water Management for the Texas High Plains: A Research Summary

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    Sweeten, John M.; Jordan, Wayne R.

    at later stages of crop growth especially for conventional graded furrow irrigation systems. Conservation tillage can reduce the need for preplant irrigation of sorghum through improved soil moisture storage. Irrigation water use efficiencies may reach 400...

  15. A water quality characterization of a tidally influenced flood control canal of Galveston Bay, Texas

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    Polasek, Jeffrey Steven

    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    H), specific conductance, sulfide, total organic carbon (TOC), and turbidity samples were collected at seven stations in HBDC and from the effluent of two municipal wastewater treatment plants (MWTP) discharging into HBDC in order to detect significant... to MWTP outfall. Specific conductance patterns mirrored salinity trends. TOC levels showed a steady bayward decrease. Turbidity levels were consistently highest in bottom waters. No trends were apparent for COD, pH, and sulfide. HBDC water quality...

  16. Water Balance, Salt Loading, and Salinity Control Options of Red Bluff Reservoir, Texas

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    Miyamoto, S.; Yuan, Fasong; Anand, Shilpa

    objectives: i) to outline water balance of the reservoir, ii) to establish salt loading trends over the past several decades, and iii) to evaluate the impact of salt loading on salinity of the reservoir and its outflow. We also outlined the needs... presumably has less seepage losses. The study reported here was conducted i) for examining the reservoir water balance of Red Bluff over the past several decades, ii) for establishing salt loading trends, and iii) for evaluating the impact of salt...

  17. Corn Hybrids for Texas.

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    Rogers, J. S.; Bockholt, A. J.; Collier, J. W.

    1957-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    - Corn Hybrid$ for . ;mE Tgmt 4.College Sta. 9Sulphw Spgr. @.Holland l9.GreenviUe 24Stephmville 5.Kibyvilb IO.(;brkrvilb B.Tanpb 20Mm 25.Chilkothe TEXAS AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENT STATIC R. D. LEWIS. DIRECTOR, COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS DIGEST... - . Corn hybrids were planted on 81 percent of the Texas corn acreage in 1956. Most of this acreage was devoted to hybrids developed and released by the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station. These hybrids usually outyield open-pollinated varieties by 20...

  18. Models of the atmospheric water vapor budget for the Texas HIPLEX area: by Steven Francis Williams.

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    Williams, Steven Francis

    1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    co:erage cf. convective activ' ty, Thus, the em&unt of convection seems to be more important than the type oz pr"se. . ce of convective activi!y. An increased tran:port of water vapor near ti e surface is -hown to be an important factor... of watc-. z vapor tnrough each later, l boundary shown in Fig. 1 can be comput d by substituting Eqs. (16) ? (19), reaper tively, into Eq. (14) . Th ' net transport of water vapor 'nt the volume through la+eral oouccdaries or t?:e net horizontal tran:;port...

  19. Water and Associated Costs in the Production of Cotton and Grain Sorghum, Texas High Plains, 1955.

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    Magee, A. C.; Hughes, William F.

    1957-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    on sandy soils was irrigated before planting, but only about 50 percent of the cotton land on heavy soils was given a preplanting irrigation. Since 1949, changes in seedbed preparation practices, heavier rates of water application and increased insect... 3 45.55 24.84 42.23 21.52 160-acre farm-heavy land Irrigated crops 37.21 15.60 3 3 48.25 '26.64 44.93 23.32 'Entries from last column. Table 3. 'Water cost based on typical rental agreement: landlord furnishes and maintains well and pump...

  20. An analysis of stakeholder perspectives on Texas Regional Water Planning and Management

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    Collins, Kimberley A

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    portion of the state (TWDB, 1997, p. 3-40) . This area comprises only 4. 4 percent of the state's population, yet is responsible for 37 percent of the state' s annual water use. The Panhandle area relies primarily on the Ogaflala aquifer, the largest... aquifer in North America, to supply its municipal and agricultural needs. As of 1997, the aquifer provided water to approximately 4. 0 million acres of irrigated agriculture (TWDB, 1997, p. 3-40) . Irrigated agricultural crops including canon, wheat...

  1. The effects of proposed water development by AWDI on Great Sand Dunes National Monument and the San Luis Valley in southern Colorado

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    Raines, Richard Thomas

    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    THE EFFECTS OF PROPOSED WATER DEVELOPMENT BY AWDI ON GREAT SAND DUNES NATIONAL MONUMENT AND THE SAN LUIS VALLEY IN SOUTHERN COLORADO A PROFESSIONAL PAPER by RICHARD THOMAS RAINES Submitted to thc College of Agriculture of Texas Agr... LUIS VALLEY IN SOUTHERN COLORADO A PROFESSIONAL PAPER by RICHARD THOMAS RAINES Approved as to style and content by: r Dr. Robert C. Ma mmittec Chairman Dr. Robert W. Kni@~mmittcc Member Dr. a igh olfe, Corbmittcc Member I'Dc t August, 1992...

  2. Texas Capital Fund (Texas)

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Texas Capital Fund is designed to promote growth in rural non-entitlement areas, generally defined as cities with less than 50,000 residents or counties with less than 200,000 residents....

  3. Geothermal Resources Act (Texas)

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The policy of the state of Texas is to encourage the rapid and orderly development of geothermal energy and associated resources. The primary consideration of the development process is to provide...

  4. Mountain lion use of an area of high recreational development in Big Bend National Park, Texas

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    Ruth, Toni Karen

    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    /Site Restrictions and Closures Habitat/Site Alterations. . . . . . . . . . . . Protocol for Incidents of Attack or Depredation. 113 113 120 128 135 141 147 150 Recommendations f or Management. . . . . . . . . Education of Visitors and Residents... subadults should be considered high risk. Alternative management actions for reducing risk to visitors were identified and evaluated. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS This study was cooperatively funded by Big Bend National Park (BIBE), Texas; The National Park Service...

  5. Development of a Web-Based, Code-Compliant 2001 IECC Residential Simulator for Texas

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    Haberl, J.; Culp, C.; Yazdani, B.

    Supplement to the International Codes, International Code Congress, Falls Church, Second printing, March. IECC. 2000. International Energy Conservation Code, International Code Congress, Falls Church, VA, Second printing, January 2001. Kim, S. 2006.... An Analysis of International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) Compliant Single- Family Residential Energy Use, Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Architecture, Texas A&M University. LBNL. 1993a. DOE-2.1e BDL Summary, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory...

  6. Wildlife and water: collective action and social capital of selected landowner associations in Texas

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    Wagner, Matthew Wayne

    2007-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

    Savannah (LPOS) and the Central Post Oak Savannah (CPOS). In addition, I compared responses of members of WMAs in CPOS to members of the Brazos Valley Water Alliance (BVWA), a groundwater association situated in the region. Compared to CPOS, members of WMAs...

  7. The Role of Particulate Matter in the Development of Hypoxia on the Texas-Louisiana Shelf

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    Cochran, Emma Mary

    2013-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

    particle composition and processes that dominate those areas river-dominated water, highly productive surface waters, and clear, nutrient-poor low-productivity surface waters. The distribution and bulk composition of particulate matter in the northern...

  8. Research and Development Roadmap for Water Heating Technologies

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Goetzler, William [Navigant Consulting Inc.; Gagne, Claire [Navigant Consulting Inc.; Baxter, Van D [ORNL; Lutz, James [Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL); Merrigan, Tim [National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL); Katipamula, Srinivas [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)

    2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Although water heating is an important energy end-use in residential and commercial buildings, efficiency improvements in recent years have been relatively modest. However, significant advancements related to higher efficiency equipment, as well as improved distribution systems, are now viable. DOE support for water heating research, development and demonstration (RD&D) could provide the impetus for commercialization of these advancements.

  9. Potential Water Savings in Irrigated Agriculture in the Lower Rio Grande Basin of Texas

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    Fipps, Guy

    2001-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    high, ranging from 1.42 to 27.07 gal/ft2/day. The smaller canals had the highest seepage loss rates. The annual water loss from these canal segments ranges from 90 to 1220 ac-ft/mi/yr. ? High seepage losses in lined canals indicate that improper... Diversions 1986 - 1998 0.9 1.1 0.7 0.4 1.4 0.0 0.2 0.4 0.6 0.8 1.0 1.2 1.4 1.6 million ac-ft/yr Agricultural Water Divertions Average Highest 5 year Average Lowest 5 year Average Lowest for each district Highest for each district As shown above...

  10. Effects of Woody Vegetation Removal on Soil Water Dynamics in a South Texas Shrubland

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    Mattox, April Marie

    2013-07-30T23:59:59.000Z

    - lived shallow rooted grasses (Boutton et al. 1998). The increase in woody plants also 3 alters the distribution of biomass form predominantly below ground to predominantly above ground (McKinley et al. 2008). Mesquite has been shown... in Grevillea robusta and Eucalyptus camaldulensis studied by Burgess et al. (1998). Water that was acquired from rehydrated surface soils was used for ?refilling? the stem reservoir, and based on calculations, was also moving into the surrounding deeper...

  11. Leaf dynamics, stemflow and throughfall water and nutrient inputs in a subtropical savanna parkland, Texas

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    Angerer, Jay Peter

    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    for K, followed by Mg, P, N and Ca. Annual throughfall and stemflow inputs (both nutrients and water) differed among clusters as a result of differing shrub cluster size, total canopy area, and species composition. Throughfall generally made up 97... of Shrub Clusters Plant abundance and size Biomass above BTF collectors Potential Leachability Calcium Magnesium Potassium Nitrogen Phosphorus Bulk Precipitation and Bulk Throughfall Chemistry Nutrient concentrations Regression relationships...

  12. Surface Water Chemistry in White Oak Creek, North-East Texas: Effect of Land Use

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    Watson, Eliza

    2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

    watersheds soils, leaches readily to surface waters. Manure can contribute a significant amount of phosphorus loading into adjacent streams from livestock agriculture (James et al. 2007). Contributions from dairy cattle in a watershed in southeastern... New York showed that in-stream fecal deposits from pastured cattle represented 10% of watershed phosphorus loadings (James et al. 2007). Additionally, it was found that livestock grazing along streams and riparian zones can also have adverse...

  13. Teaching internationally: Texas A&M professor travels the world teaching water resources engineering

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    Wythe, Kathy

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and government agencies in Spain, Portugal, Finland, Morocco, Brazil, and Peru. Although he tailors each course to the needs of the audience, Olivera said all the courses involve his research of using GIS to study such topics as quantifying the effects... taught ?Methods for the Sustainable Man- agement of Water Resources: The Use of Geographic Information Systems.? It is a two- week course at the Complutense University of Madrid in Madrid, Spain, that country?s largest university with around 90...

  14. Water quality and urban runoff in selected canal communities along the Texas coast

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    Messenger, Allen Lester

    1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    at points along the canal. There are data included in this report on monthly canal water quality for the seven study areas. Samples were analyzed for coli- forms, nitrite, nitrate, Kjeldahl nitrogen (organic nitrogen), phos- phates, TOC, BOD , dissolved..., temperature and salinity profiles, and Rhodamine dye dis- placement. The purpose of this report is to evaluate the sources of pollu- tional loading within the study communities . These data along with information from the literature on coastal canals...

  15. Sharing Texas resources: interpretation handbook for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

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    Herrick, Tommie L.

    1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Sharing Texas Resources: Interpretation Handbook for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Tommie L. Herrick Nay 1994 Record of Study SHARZNG TEXAS RESOURCES: INTERPRETATION HANDBOOK POR THE TEXAS PARKS AND WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT A... Department Natural Resources Development SHARING TEXAS RESOURCES: INTERPRETATION HANDBOOK FOR THE TEXAS PARKS AND WILDLIFE DEPARTNENT A Professional Paper by Tommie L. Herrick Approved as to style and content by: Dr. Edward H. Heath (Chairman...

  16. Properties and potential uses of water treatment sludge from the Neches River of southeast Texas

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    Kan, Weiqun

    1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    sludge due to its huge amount and increasing public concern. However, only a few studies were focused on potential use of WTP sludge. The characteristics and potential use of WTP sludge are still not well understood. Previous studies of WTP alum sludge... plants that coagulate, filter, and oxidize a surface water for removal of turbidity, color, bacteria, algae, organic compounds, and iron or manganese. These plants generally use alum Al~(SO4) or iron FeC13 salts for coagulation and produce alum or iron...

  17. The distribution of Lucifer faxoni Borradaile in the neritic waters of the Texas Gulf coast

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    Harper, Donald Ernest

    1966-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    the waters of South America by Borradaile (1916) off the mouth of Rio de Janeiro Harbor, Brasil and by Holthuis (1959) from Surinam. lo th Pacific a d l do Pacific o-' a, L. Paao i has been reported by Hansen (1919) from the East Indian Archipeligo... seasonal distributions of L uife ~faao 1 fo th th ee sets of t tious afe showa 1 fis es 5, d d 7. fh u* fhs sh L, fa o 1 as present in small numbers from winter to mid-summer or fall. A rapid increase in the population occurred in the late summer...

  18. A preliminary study of the significance of flourides in Texas ground waters

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    Dixon, Robert Melton

    1939-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of fluorine an4 the oomyocads Ln whLoh it is ecnhined~ Tho yayere have been fairlF wall y~, an4 represent a widslF distributed sffox't on ths part of Luvastigatoce in their effcxrte to cncyla1n xscny of the yhsncnnaua that were held to be related... to be inoxeased bf the realisation that thoxe is a widespread ooouxrenee of flnorMss in ground cscters that serve as dcniestio water suyylies end that there Ls an Lnoreasing tsndcnop to utilise ftuoxide oomyounds in th? ~eture of Lnseotioides, Whccre fluorine...

  19. Ground-water hydrology of the Panther Junction area of Big Bend National Park, Texas

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    Gibson, John Lawrence

    1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    -made discharge in the Panther Junction area is 52 acre-ft/yr. The possible ground-water deficit from total discharge is calculated at nine acre-ft/ yr. Therefore, recharge and discharge may be in balance. Transmissivity coefficients for six wells penetrating... the Aguja aquifer are 600 gpd/ft or less. The transmissi- vity at well 47-201, which also penetrates the Aguja aqui- fer, is 30, 000 gpd/ft. The transmissivity is 5500 gpd/ft at one of two production wells penetrating the Chisos aquifer in the K-Bar area...

  20. Lone Star Healthy Streams: Keeping Texas streams clean

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    Boutwell, Kathryn S.

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    time. #31;is prevents fecal material from accumulating in creek pastures during rainy seasons and ending up in streams. ?Results showed that when alternative o -stream water was provided, the amount of time ca#20;le spent in the creek was reduced... Corporation. LONE STAR HEALTHY STREAMS Keeping Texas streams clean Think contaminated water only occurs in developing countries? Even in the United States, high levels of bacteria in some water bodies make them potentially unsuitable for recreation...

  1. Texas Gold Rush

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    Wythe, Kathy

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . More than 13 entities are involved in golden alga research or monitoring in Texas. TPWD documents the status of golden alga in Texas waters on its Web site along with maintaining numerous informational Web pages about the alga and the current...-Arlington and Richard Kiesling of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) are collaborating on projects to understand the environ- mental conditions that allow the organism to grow and cause fish kills. Once these conditions are under- stood, the researchers hope...

  2. WATER USE IN LCA Life cycle consumptive water use for oil shale development

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    Jaramillo, Paulina

    WATER USE IN LCA Life cycle consumptive water use for oil shale development and implications Heidelberg 2013 Abstract Purpose Oil shale is an unconventional petroleum source that can be produced domestically in the USA. Oil shale resources are primarily located in Utah, Wyoming, and Colorado, within

  3. Nutrient Management in TexasNutrient Management in Texas Sam FeagleySam Feagley

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    Management Plan ·· TCEQ Nutrient Utilization PlanTCEQ Nutrient Utilization Plan ·· TSSWCB Water Quality Management PlanTSSWCB Water Quality Management Plan ·· USDA/NRCS Comprehensive NutrientNutrient Management in TexasNutrient Management in Texas Sam FeagleySam Feagley Texas Cooperative

  4. A field investigation of the hydraulics and stability of Corpus Christi Water Exchange Pass, Texas

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    DeFehr, Kenneth Jay

    1973-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Christi Water Exchange Pass. / 5 ( r' i u ce / l i I g / CV I CI 00 CV I C7 CV I tl 5 i Q~ l j I'*1 CV I C& 'ISN OI, HAIIVQKi Z '3:. . Ni AiC&. 'P&ui'. ". ". 18 MEAN TIDE LEVELS The mean tide levels for the gulf and bay sides... Ql 0' g cp 0 0 CI CI pc Ql 4 0 u Ol Ql Ocr u Ql Ql 0 IO M 0' OI Cp QO cO 0 or ol u 4 Ql OI 3 IQ! 0 Ol 4 Qrr IQ OD Cfl 0 I-I CI Cl Cl I/I r Cp Q I r + II pc K Z rp N Crr I O I Q + Cp r O O + ll crr...

  5. 082714-416430-Water-Resources-Reform Page 1 of 12 Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014

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    US Army Corps of Engineers

    082714-416430-Water-Resources-Reform Page 1 of 12 Water Resources Reform and Development Act to the Water Resources Reform and Development Act 2014 Listening Session. My name is Jan Rasgus. I'm a senior of you know, President Obama signed the Water Resources Reform and Development Act, WRRDA, of 2014

  6. An Economic Evaluation of a Water-Based Urban Tourist Attraction in San Antonio, Texas

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    Trock, W. L.; Lacewell, R. D.

    The importance of an economic study of the Paseo del Rio (a highly developed portion of the San Antonio River) has greatly increased with the proposal of many extensions, each of which will involve large investment. That developmental plan which has...

  7. Economic Implications of Farmer Storage of Surface Irrigation Water in Federal Projects: El Paso County, Texas

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    Cornforth, G. C.; Lacewell, R. D.

    was based on results from a linear programming model developed for crop production in E1 Paso County. The model was designed to maximize net farm revenue. Twelve crops were included in the analysis. The effects of soil type and salinity level of irrigation...

  8. Low-Cost Solar Water Heating Research and Development Roadmap

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    Hudon, K.; Merrigan, T.; Burch, J.; Maguire, J.

    2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The market environment for solar water heating technology has changed substantially with the successful introduction of heat pump water heaters (HPWHs). The addition of this energy-efficient technology to the market increases direct competition with solar water heaters (SWHs) for available energy savings. It is therefore essential to understand which segment of the market is best suited for HPWHs and focus the development of innovative, low-cost SWHs in the market segment where the largest opportunities exist. To evaluate cost and performance tradeoffs between high performance hot water heating systems, annual energy simulations were run using the program, TRNSYS, and analysis was performed to compare the energy savings associated with HPWH and SWH technologies to conventional methods of water heating.

  9. Texas Watershed Coordinator Roundtable Dallas, Texas July 27, 2010 First Last Organization Email

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    -Galveston Area Council justin.bower@h-gac.com Henry Brewer U.S. EPA, Region 6 brewer.henry@epa.gov Gary Bryant Coordinator Roundtable Dallas, Texas July 27, 2010 Diane Hyatt Texas Water Develoment board Diane

  10. Survey of state water laws affecting coal slurry pipeline development

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    Rogozen, M.B.

    1980-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report summarizes state water laws likely to affect the development of coal slurry pipelines. It was prepared as part of a project to analyze environmental issues related to energy transportation systems. Coal slurry pipelines have been proposed as a means to expand the existing transportation system to handle the increasing coal shipments that will be required in the future. The availability of water for use in coal slurry systems in the coal-producing states is an issue of major concern.

  11. An application of water recreation capacity standards to reservoir development planning

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    Petersen, Grant Arthur

    1968-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Resources 100 sq. ft. beach/swimmer unknown Michigan Department of Conservation (Preliminary data) Intensive use area Grass beach - 200 people/acre, Sand beach & water - 1 user/lineal foot of waterfront Moderate use area Grass beach - 100 people.../acre, Sand beach & water ? 1 user/2 lineal feet of waterfront Light use area Grass beach - 10 people/acre, Sand beach & water - 1 user/10 lineal feet of waterfront Texas Parks & Wiidlife Department 150 sq. ft. water/user 300 sq. ft. beach/user unknown...

  12. Water use, economic value of irrigated agriculture examined in new report

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    Kalisek, Danielle

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Winter 2013 tx H2O 23 ] Story by Danielle Kalisek Agricultural irrigation systems continue to gain efficiency, experts say. Photo by Kay Ledbetter, Texas A&M AgriLife Communications. WATER USE, ECONOMIC VALUE OF IRRIGATED AGRICULTURE... EXAMINED IN NEW REPORT In #18;#25;#25;#15;, statewide irrigated agriculture had a #17;#19;.#15; billion economic value, according to the Texas Water Development Board and Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board. Texas A&M AgriLife Research...

  13. Deficit Irrigation Programs for Water Conservation in the Management of Bermudagrass Fairways in Texas

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    Hejl, Reagan Wesley

    2014-04-29T23:59:59.000Z

    as an early indicator of turf stress using a handheld infrared thermometer (Model 2956, Spectrum Technologies, Aurora, IL). Readings were taken during mid-afternoon on cloudless days. 19 Evaluation of Root Development In September of both seasons, a... electrical conductivity (EC) meter (FieldScout EC 110, Spectrum Technologies, Aurora, IL). EC readings were obtained for the 7.6 cm depth in plots. Wireless Pro soil moisture sensors (Ugmo Inc., King of Prussia, PA) were also installed at a 7.6 cm depth...

  14. A Study of the Economic Impact of Water Impoundment Through the Development of a Comparative-Projection Model

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    Pearson, J.E.

    Using two established reservoir projects, an economic simulation model for reservoir development was constructed. The two comparative areas used for the model development are both reservoirs in central Texas and were constructed during approximately...

  15. Developing a Methodology to Prioritize Texas Watersheds for Environmental Restoration Efforts

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    Srinivasan, R.; Jacobs, Jennifer H.; Jones, C. Allan; Harris, B.L.; Jensen, Ricard W.

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of non-native plant species, and others (Jensen, 2003a). As a consequence, competition for waters between human uses and environmental purposes has now increased to such an extent that some habitats and ecosystems that rely on water may be in peril...

  16. The Potential for Reconstruction of Past Climate of Texas

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    Yang, Zong-Liang

    ) #12;Texas droughts of the past millennium Palmer Drought Severity Index (PDSI), West Texas Banner etThe Potential for Reconstruction of Past Climate of Texas Jay L. Banner Jackson School of Geosciences Environmental Science Institute University of Texas at Austin First Water Forum, February 13, 2012

  17. Status and Trends of Irrigated Agriculture in Texas

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    and available water. As shown in Figure 4, most agricultural irrigation is in West and South Texas, far fromStatus and Trends of Irrigated Agriculture in Texas Irrigation is critical to our food production and food security and is a vital component of Texas' productive agricultural economy.Texas ranks third

  18. Zero Discharge Water Management for Horizontal Shale Gas Well Development

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    Paul Ziemkiewicz; Jennifer Hause; Raymond Lovett; David Locke Harry Johnson; Doug Patchen

    2012-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Hydraulic fracturing technology (fracking), coupled with horizontal drilling, has facilitated exploitation of huge natural gas (gas) reserves in the Devonian-age Marcellus Shale Formation (Marcellus) of the Appalachian Basin. The most-efficient technique for stimulating Marcellus gas production involves hydraulic fracturing (injection of a water-based fluid and sand mixture) along a horizontal well bore to create a series of hydraulic fractures in the Marcellus. The hydraulic fractures free the shale-trapped gas, allowing it to flow to the well bore where it is conveyed to pipelines for transport and distribution. The hydraulic fracturing process has two significant effects on the local environment. First, water withdrawals from local sources compete with the water requirements of ecosystems, domestic and recreational users, and/or agricultural and industrial uses. Second, when the injection phase is over, 10 to 30% of the injected water returns to the surface. This water consists of flowback, which occurs between the completion of fracturing and gas production, and produced water, which occurs during gas production. Collectively referred to as returned frac water (RFW), it is highly saline with varying amounts of organic contamination. It can be disposed of, either by injection into an approved underground injection well, or treated to remove contaminants so that the water meets the requirements of either surface release or recycle use. Depending on the characteristics of the RFW and the availability of satisfactory disposal alternatives, disposal can impose serious costs to the operator. In any case, large quantities of water must be transported to and from well locations, contributing to wear and tear on local roadways that were not designed to handle the heavy loads and increased traffic. The search for a way to mitigate the situation and improve the overall efficiency of shale gas production suggested a treatment method that would allow RFW to be used as make-up water for successive fracs. RFW, however, contains dissolved salts, suspended sediment and oils that may interfere with fracking fluids and/or clog fractures. This would lead to impaired well productivity. The major technical constraints to recycling RFW involves: identification of its composition, determination of industry standards for make-up water, and development of techniques to treat RFW to acceptable levels. If large scale RFW recycling becomes feasible, the industry will realize lower transportation and disposal costs, environmental conflicts, and risks of interruption in well development schedules.

  19. Eustatic and salt-tectonic controls on sequence development, northern east Texas basin

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    Demarest, J.M. II; Ehman, K.D. (Exxon Production Research Co., Houston, TX (USA))

    1990-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Detailed log and seismic interpretation of the Woodbine/Eagle Ford interval in the vicinity of the Hainesville dome of east Texas resulted in the recognition of salt-tectonic and eustatic controls on depositional patterns. Major cycles of transgression and regression within this interval correspond to eustatic cycles recognized worldwide. The late Cenomanian lowstand resulted in the deposition of fluvial Woodbine sandstones above the marine Maness Shale (93 Ma). Transgressive and highstand marine shales of the Eagle Ford rest above the fluvial Woodbine sands. A late Turonian sequence boundary (90 Ma) separates the highstand shales of the Eagle Ford from the lowstand and transgressive marine sands and shales of the sub-Clarksville. The section is capped by the transgressive Austin Chalk. Between the Woodbine (93 Ma) and the sub-Clarksville (90 Ma), the Hainesville salt dome evolved from a nonpiercement to a piercement salt dome. This evolution of the Hainesville dome caused the area adjacent to the present-day dome to change from a structural high to a rapidly subsiding basin adjacent to the dome. With the rapid loss of salt into the piercement dome around 92 Ma, conditions adjacent to the dome changed from subaerial onlapping of the Woodbine fluvial facies to distal downlapping of the Eagle Ford marine shales into the center of the Hainesville withdrawal syncline. Thus, the detailed timing of salt movement is recorded in the thickness and facies distribution around the salt dome within the context of major global eustatic cycles.

  20. Project Summary Report 0-4252-S 1 The University of Texas at Austin

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    Texas at Austin, University of

    a TMDL is developed, dischargers may be required to implement Best Manage- ment Practices (BMPs) to re TMDLs in Texas: A Summary Background The Clean Water Act of 1972 was amended in 1987 to include storm Summary Report 0-4252-S Project 0-4252: Process Framework for Identifying and Prioritizing Water Quality

  1. `Perfect ventilation, good sewerage and effective water closets': Urban factors in the development

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    `Perfect ventilation, good sewerage and effective water closets': Urban factors in the development sanitation ``Perfect ventilation, good sewerage and effective water closets': Urban factors ventilation, good sewerage and effective water closets': Urban factors in the development of modern nursing

  2. Water Conservation and Technology Center, director to focus on statewide water issues

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    Wythe, Kathy

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    WAT E R CONSERVATION & TECHNOLOGY CENTER Securing Our Water Future 28 tx H2O Summer 2012 Story by Kathy Wythe Dr. Calvin Finch, new director of the Water Conservation and Technology Center. #31;e newly established Water Conservation... and Technology Center (WCTC) in San Antonio will accelerate development, testing and adopting of new and innovative technologies to help solve water problems and meet water supply needs for Texas. Dr. Calvin Finch, formerly with the San Antonio Water System...

  3. Water Conservation and Technology Center, director to focus on statewide water issues

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    Wythe, Kathy

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    WAT E R CONSERVATION & TECHNOLOGY CENTER Securing Our Water Future 28 tx H2O Summer 2012 Story by Kathy Wythe Dr. Calvin Finch, new director of the Water Conservation and Technology Center. #31;e newly established Water Conservation... and Technology Center (WCTC) in San Antonio will accelerate development, testing and adopting of new and innovative technologies to help solve water problems and meet water supply needs for Texas. Dr. Calvin Finch, formerly with the San Antonio Water System...

  4. Energy development and water options in the Yellowstone River Basin

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    Narayanan, R.; MacIntyre, D.D.; Torpy, M.F.

    1980-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Using a mixed-integer programming model, the impacts of institutional constraints on the marginal capacity for energy development in the Yellowstone River Basin and consequent hydrologic changes were examined. Under average annual flow conditions, energy outputs in the Yellowstone Basin can increase roughly nine times by 1985 and 12 to 18 times by 2000. In contrast, water availability is limiting energy development in the Tongue and Powder River Basins in Wyoming. Variability in hydrologic regime causes model solutions to change drastically. If flows decrease to 80 and 60% of average annual levels, the energy production is decreased by 17 and 95%, respectively. If development strategies in the basin are followed on the basis of 80% average annual flows, the Buffalo Bill enlargement (271,300 acre-ft), Tongue River Modification (58,000 acre-ft), and the two reservoirs at Sweetgrass Creek (each 27,000 acre-ft) will be necessary, in addition to several small storage facilities, to best meet the instream flow needs in Montana and to deliver the waters apportioned by compact between Wyoming and Montana. Furthermore, the results indicate that relaxing the instream flow requirements from recommended levels by 10% could increase regional energy output by 19% in 1985 and 35% in 2000. This model illustrates that modifications in institutional restrictions to achieve greater water mobility between users in a given state, as well as flexible practices for transferring water between states, can assist economic growth. Thus, the probability for restricted energy development at this juncture appears to be affected to a greater degree by institutional constraints than by water availability constraints.

  5. Effects of Original Vegatation on Reservoir Water Quality

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    Ball, J.; Weldon, C.; Crocker, B.

    TR- 64 1975 Effects of Original Vegetation on Reservoir Water Quality J. Ball C. Weldon B. Crocker Texas Water Resources Institute Texas A&M University ...

  6. Methodology for Assesment of Urban Water Planning Objectives

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    Meier, W. L.; Thornton, B. M.

    TR-51 1973 Methodology for Assessment of Urban Water Planning Objectives W.L. Meier B.M. Thornton Texas Water Resources Institute Texas A&M University ...

  7. Economic Implications of Biological Control of Arundo donax in the Texas Rio Grande Basin

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    Seawright, Emily; Rister, M. Edward; Lacewell, Ronald; McCorkle, Dean; Sturdivant, Allen; Goolsby, John; Yang, Chenghai; Harris, B.L.

    , TX. 3 Texas AgriLife Extension Service, College Station, TX. 4 Texas A&M University, Agricultural Research and Extension Center, Weslaco, TX. 5 United States Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service, Weslaco, TX. 6 Texas Water... Resources Institute, College Station, TX Texas Water Resources Institute Technical Report No. 358 Texas A&M University System College Station, Texas 77843-2118 November 2009 TR-358 November 2009 Economic Implications of Biological Control...

  8. Environmentally related water trading, transfers and environmental flows: welfare, water demand and flows

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    Han, Man Seung

    2008-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    by source, and the other by sector. Demand by source is comprised of two sources: existing source basins (DIVERSIONQ) and new source basins (USER IBT). The variable DIVERTERUSE designates total water diverted by a river location for each sector in a given... development of a Texas surface water model. The developed model incorporates: (a) uncertain weather patterns and supply of iv water; (b) river flows in most of the Texas river basins - twenty-one basins excluding only the Rio Grande; (c) demand for water...

  9. Alternative energy must consider water needs

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    Wythe, Kathy

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    are going to see increases in water used to produce electricity,? said Carolyn Brittin, deputy executive administra- tor in charge of water resources planning and information for the Texas Water Development Board. Brittin testified at the September... cartoon The Jetsons, research is producing new ways to fuel our cars and to use ?new? water. Even these innovations, however, must consider the energy-water connection. Hybrid and fully electric cars are getting favor- able press as green machines...

  10. Development of a capillary wick unsaturated zone pore water sampler

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    Holder, Michael Wayne

    1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    % of the water added at the surface percolated quickly through the soil and completely bypassed the porous suction cups. Additionally, the pattern of the flow around the cup itself has an effect on the sample collected. Numerical models developed... most efficiently sample pulsed saturated flow. They compared porous ceramic suction samplers with soil filled troughs. They concluded that suction samplers sample unsaturated flow more efficiently than free drainage samplers, whereas the free...

  11. Water use by saltcedar (Tamarix sp.) and associated vegetation on the Canadian, Colorado and Pecos Rivers in Texas

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    Hays, Kenneth Brian

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . B. Thomas were at full capacity. The study location was approximately 460 m from the river channel. The soils at this location were alluvial deposits and consisted primarily of loams and sandy clay loams. The vegetation at this site consisted... season; however, the flow changed with water releases (for irrigation) from Red Bluff Lake. Water Level Recorder Global Water' (Global Water Instrumentation, Inc. Gold River, Ca. USA) WL14X water level loggers were used to measure hourly water levels...

  12. Development of engineering geologic performance standards for land-use regulation in Sabine Pass, Texas

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    Vaught, Richmond Murphy

    1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and a prograding mudflat was formed (Carter, 1980) (Figure 9). Hydrogeology The Sabine Pass chenier ridges form an unconfined aquifer which consists of a fresh water lens overlying saltwater due to density dif- ferences (Figure 10). Recharge... supply or low wave energy results in progradation of shoreline. 2) Period of low sediment supply or higher wave energy sands are sorted and built into beaches and dunes. 3) Return to large sediment supply or low wave energy results in a new period...

  13. An analysis of future agricultural production as related to water development in Texas

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    Wistrand, Glen Leroy

    1970-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Plateau (West) Edwards Plateau (East) Rolling Plains (West) Rolling Plains (East) High Plains Trans-Pecos Bottomlands STATE TOTAL 18. 2 0. 2 29. 5 0. 1 0. 0 55. 0 0. 0 15. 3 2. 8 36. 5 57. 8 73. 1 77. 6 218. 5 147. 6 96. 3 82. 3 79. 9 83... 29, 00 25. 00 11. 00 . 23 3. 00 1. 00 7. 00 ID. OO 30. 00 3. 00 . 22 9. 50 . 60 1. 90 1. 10 40. 00 62, 886 4, 624 20, 33D 267, 672 3, 194 1, 031 . ", 631 1, 178 58, 34o 841 269 26 37, 514 (thou ds) 5, 350 684 1, 294...

  14. Soil Moisture and the Drought in Texas Todd Caldwell

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    Yang, Zong-Liang

    Neutron scatter 50 2 2010 AmeriFlux Dielectric 215 1 2005 NEON ?? 20 1 ~2011 West Texas Mesonet: 79 sitesSoil Moisture and the Drought in Texas Todd Caldwell Bridget Scanlon Michael Young Di Long Water;Soil Moisture and the Drought in Texas I. How is drought linked to water resources? II. Where does soil

  15. The effects of the sequence of land development on the property valuation and taxation of Bryan, Texas

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    Sorensen, Gary Lynn

    1971-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    reasons. First, the assessing rrethod is more defined and more uniformly standard. Second, the city lists separate valuations for land and improvements. 1970, Cit -Land Briefly reviewing the assessment method, the land value is calculated...'IHE ~ OF THE SEQUENCE OF IAND DEVEIDPMENT ON THE PROPERTY VALUATION AND TAXATION OF BRYAN, TEXAS A Thesis Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas %&1 University in partial fulfi11rrent of the reguireaents for the degree of MASTER...

  16. Development of a Web-based Emissions Reduction Calculator for Green Power Purchases from Texas Wind Energy Providers

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    Liu, Z.; Baltazar-Cervantes, J. C.; Gilman, D.; Haberl, J.; Culp, C.

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . Figure 1. The Enertech Wind Turbine Installed in Randall County, Texas 5 Data for this site was provided by Alternative Energy Institute from West Texas A&M University. The wind turbine operated... for the electric utility provider associated with the user. The user input screens for wind energy projects begin with the project input screen, as shown in the first screen of Figure 14. When the user submits this type of project to the emissions calculator...

  17. APPLICATION OF WATER-JET HORIZONTAL DRILLING TECHNOLOGY TO DRILL AND ACIDIZE HORIZONTAL DRAIN HOLES, TEDBIT (SAN ANDRES) FIELD, GAINES COUNTY, TEXAS

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    Michael W. Rose

    2005-09-22T23:59:59.000Z

    The San Andres Formation is one of the major hydrocarbon-producing units in the Permian Basin, with multiple reservoirs contained within the dolomitized subtidal portions of upward shoaling carbonate shelf cycles. The test well is located in Tedbit (San Andres) Field in northeastern Gaines County, Texas, in an area of scattered San Andres production associated with local structural highs. Selected on the basis of geological and historical data, the Oil and Gas Properties Wood No. 1 well is considered to be typical of a large number of San Andres stripper wells in the Permian Basin. Thus, successful completion of horizontal drain holes in this well would demonstrate a widely applicable enhanced recovery technology. Water-jet horizontal drilling is an emerging technology with the potential to provide significant economic benefits in marginal wells. Forecast benefits include lower recompletion costs and improved hydrocarbon recoveries. The technology utilizes water under high pressure, conveyed through small-diameter coiled tubing, to jet horizontal drain holes into producing formations. Testing of this technology was conducted with inconclusive results. Paraffin sludge and mechanical problems were encountered in the wellbore, initially preventing the water-jet tool from reaching the kick-off point. After correcting these problems and attempting to cut a casing window with the water-jet milling assembly, lateral jetting was attempted without success.

  18. The Development of a Method for the Identification and Selection of Preservation Values for the Protection of WWII United States Army Airbases in Texas

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    Bunch, Michael A

    2014-11-04T23:59:59.000Z

    THE DEVELOPMENT OF A METHOD FOR THE IDENTIFICATION AND SELECTION OF PRESERVATION VALUES FOR THE PROTECTION OF WWII UNITED STATES ARMY AIRBASES IN TEXAS A Dissertation by MICHAEL ANTHONY BUNCH Submitted to the Office of Graduate... PX Post Exchange/Variety Retail Sales ROIC Resident Officer in Charge SAC Strategic Air Command/Bomber Command SHPO State Historical Preservation Office SRAM Short Range Attack Missile SE South East SV Services TB Training Bomber T...

  19. Development of secondary faults between en echelon, oblique-slip faults: examples from basement controlled, small-fault systems in the Llano Uplift of central Texas

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    Hedgcoxe, Howard Reiffert

    1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    correspond to the NE trending set of faults and the secondary antithetic faults corre- spond to the N to NNE set (Figure 12). Fractures, represented by the dashed lines in Figure 12, occur in direct association with the primary and secondary faults...DEVELOPMENT OF SECONDARY FAULTS BETWEEN EN ECHELON, OBLIQUE-SLIP FAULTS: EXAMPLES FROM BASEMENT CONTROLLED, SMALL-FAULT SYSTEMS IN THE LLANO UPLIFT OF CENTRAL TEXAS A Thesis by HOWARD REIFFERT HEDGCOXE Submitted to the Graduate College...

  20. Recent Developments in the Chemical Control of Brush on Texas Ranges.

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    Young, D. W.; McCully, W.G.; Darrow, R. A.; Fisher, C. E.; Young, Vernon A.

    1950-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ,4-D in ester forms. Kerosene and diesel oil are the principal oils used as carriers for ester formulations of 2,4-D and 2,4,5-T. Oil-water emulsions prepared with suitable emulsifying agents or emulsifiable oils often provide effective... or kerosene emulsions containing 1 to 4 pounds of ammate per gallon. At higher concentrations ammate is injurious to peren- nial grasses and to some broadleaf weeds. Ammate may be used fobr the control of certain hardwood trees and for some types of brush...

  1. Alternative energy must consider water needs

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    Wythe, Kathy

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . _ tx H2O | pg. 5 energy must consider water needs By Kathy Wythe Another area of bioenergy research is using microalgae to produce biofuels. Both Texas A&M and UT have research programs on growing algae with high oil content to be used...Water and energy are interdependent tx H2O | pg. 4 Alternative ?I wish this state had some vision for energy like we do for water; that way it would make your job [the Texas Water Development Board] a lot easier and more effective if we had...

  2. Effects of Brush Management on Water Resources

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    Jones, C. Allan; Gregory, Lucas

    TR-338 2008 Effects of Brush Management on Water Resources By: C. Allan Jones and Lucas Gregory, Texas Water Resources Institute, Texas A&M AgriLife Texas Water Resources Institute Technical Report... November 2008 Effects of Brush Management on Water Resources By Allan Jones and Lucas Gregory Texas Water Resources Institute Texas A&M AgriLife November 2008 TR-338 2008 1 Summary ? For several decades, land managers have cleared brush...

  3. Questions about Groundwater Conservation Districts in Texas

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    Lesikar, Bruce J.; Silvy, Valeen

    2008-09-22T23:59:59.000Z

    legal advice, please consult with an attorney. Contents 1 Introduction 1 Water use in Texas 2 Groundwater 2 Surface water 5 Movement of groundwater in aquifers 5 Are all Texas aquifers alike? 5 How much water do Texas aquifers provide each year? 6 How... does water get into an aquifer? How is an aquifer replenished? 7 Does water discharge from an aquifer naturally? 7 If aquifers recharge, why is there a problem with pumping? 7 What is a cone of depression? 7 What is well interference? 8 What is aquifer...

  4. An Overview of Measured Energy Retrofit Savings Methodologies Developed in the Texas LoanSTAR Program

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    Reddy, T. A.; Kissock, J. K.; Katipamula, S.; Ruch, D. K.; Claridge, D. E.

    1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Development of methodologies to determine energy retrofit savings in commercial buildings (institutional buildings, schools, hospitals, offices, county and state buildings,...) has been the object of active research during the last 5 years...

  5. Essays on the Impact of Development on Agricultural Land Amenities and Values in Texas

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    Machingambi, Memory

    2010-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

    Market land prices ignore the non-market value of ecosystem goods and services; hence, too much agricultural land may be developed. Correct land valuation must include these non-market values. Values of ecosystem services provided by the Richland...

  6. An Overview of Measured Energy Retrofit Savings Methodologies Developed in the Texas LoanSTAR Program

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    Reddy, T. A.; Kissock, J. K.; Katipamula, S.; Ruch, D. K.; Claridge, D. E.

    1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Development of methodologies to determine energy retrofit savings in commercial buildings (institutional buildings, schools, hospitals, offices, county and state buildings,...) has been the object of active research during the last 5 years...

  7. Sohio moves ahead on deep-water development

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    Not Available

    1985-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Sohio Petroleum Company is developing its oil and natural gas find on its East Breaks Block 165 lease in the Gulf of Mexico with a conventional bottom-founded steel structure installed in 860 feet of water. Water depths range from 500 to 1200 feet. The platform will be a single-piece steel structure equipped with two drilling rigs and accomodating 40 well slots. Initial production facilities on the structure are designed for up to 20,000 bopd and 50MMcfd of gas. Plans call for exploratory drilling from the structure to test additional fault segments. If successful, the size of the structure is sufficient to handle additional wells and added production capacity.

  8. Energy Data Collection and Metering in Texas State Agencies

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    Grigg, T. J.

    1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The State of Texas is probably the largest utility consumer in Texas. Each year, more than 130 separate agencies purchase some form of energy (electricity, natural gas, steam, and hot or chilled water). Annual energy bills for state agencies range...

  9. An overview of water disinfection in developing countries and the potential for solar thermal water pasteurization

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    Burch, J.; Thomas, K.E.

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This study originated within the Solar Buildings Program at the U.S. Department of Energy. Its goal is to assess the potential for solar thermal water disinfection in developing countries. In order to assess solar thermal potential, the alternatives must be clearly understood and compared. The objectives of the study are to: (a) characterize the developing world disinfection needs and market; (b) identify competing technologies, both traditional and emerging; (c) analyze and characterize solar thermal pasteurization; (d) compare technologies on cost-effectiveness and appropriateness; and (e) identify research opportunities. Natural consequences of the study beyond these objectives include a broad knowledge of water disinfection problems and technologies, introduction of solar thermal pasteurization technologies to a broad audience, and general identification of disinfection opportunities for renewable technologies.

  10. Water Resources Training Program: Assisting water professionals one workshop at a time

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    Swyden, Courtney

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    txH2O | pg. 24 Story by Courtney Swyden Water Resources Training Program Assisting water professionals one workshop at a time The Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI), in cooperation with other agencies and experts, began the Water... Resources Training Program in 2008 with one goal in mind: to help water professionals by developing and providing training courses that offer intensive hands-on instruction and answer questions about the latest technologies, computer modeling...

  11. Water resources training program: Assisting water professionals one workshop at a time

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    Swyden, Courtney

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    txH2O | pg. 24 Story by Courtney Swyden Water Resources Training Program Assisting water professionals one workshop at a time The Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI), in cooperation with other agencies and experts, began the Water... Resources Training Program in 2008 with one goal in mind: to help water professionals by developing and providing training courses that offer intensive hands-on instruction and answer questions about the latest technologies, computer modeling...

  12. The geology, ground water, and surface subsidence of the Baytown-La Porte area, Harris County, Texas

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    Gray, Eddie Vaughn

    1958-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    , SVHSXQEK'GE QF THE RAXTQMN Ik PQRTE AREA~ HARRXS QQQHTYp TEXAS A Thesis Approved ae to stFXe and oontent bFt Ghairnan of Connect e / Head of Department August~ 1958 Ab tra t 4 Xn't 1c4'action ~ ~ ~ i"", c. , e;. nd . co. . 4 o? inrc'cti, ";at... subsidence contoured on differenoe in olevation from 1943-19/3 inclusive, . . . . . . . . , Pocket Displacaments in %Q'ket Street at Avenue F and Avenue Rs ~ w ~ + e ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ e ~ ~ ~ o ~ s i ~ ~ 36 Settiemont under house at co?. ncr oi' Abbott...

  13. Cooperating for Cleaner Water

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    Wythe, Kathy

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    T he Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), working with a local stake- holder group and others in the Leon River Watershed, is developing a Total Maximum Daily Load, or TMDL, for bacteria, one of the first TMDLs for bacteria... in the state. In 2002, the TCEQ determined that the water quality for 44 miles of the Leon River between Proctor Lake and Lake Belton contained elevated bacteria concen- trations that impair the water for contact recreation such as wading and swimming...

  14. Development of design guidelines for two-lane, two-way rural highways in Texas

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    Raghupathy, Selvam

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    the relationship between percent time delay and two-way volume, percent trucks in the traffic stream, length of passing lane section, spacing of passing lane section and percentage of roadway four-laned, two models were developed which were then used to arrive...

  15. Economies of Size in Municipal Water-Treatment Technologies: A Texas Lower Rio Grande Valley Case Study

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    Boyer, Christopher N.; Rister, M. Edward; Rogers, Callie S.; Sturdivant, Allen W.; Lacewell, Ronald D.; Browning, Charles Jr.; Elium III, James R.; Seawright, Emily K.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . In recent years, however, technological advancements have improved the economic viability of reverse-osmosis (RO) desalination of brackish-groundwater as a potable water source. By including brackishgroundwater, there may be an alternative water source...

  16. A Drop in the Bucket: Ten Years of Government Spending on Water and Wastewater Infrastructure in Texas Colonias

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    Rapier, Richard Edward

    2011-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

    infrastructure improvements than water service in addition to greater allocation to municipal systems that extended service into colonia areas historically operated by water service corporations. Further research may build on this data as well as regional...

  17. Automation of Pivot Sprinkler Irrigation Systems to More Efficiently Utilize Rainfall and Irrigation Water

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    Wendt, C. W.; Runkles, J. R.; Gerst, M. D.; Harbert, H. P. III; Hutmacher, R. B.

    A study was conducted to develop automated pivot sprinkler irrigation systems and determine if such systems use less water and energy than manually operated systems. The study was conducted near Earth, Texas, using irrigation systems located...

  18. Development of K-2 horticultural instructional materials for use by Texas Agricultural Extension Service

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    Whittlesey, Lisa A.

    1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . This paper discusses the developmental processes which led to the development of "Plant Pals" ? K-2 Clover Kids Horticulture curriculum. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS I would like to take the opportunity to thank a few of the many special and talented individuals who... Davison for believing in my abilities and for providing leadership from the 4-H office for the K-2 Plant Pals Curriculum Guide. I owe a very special thanks to Mrs. Gayle Laine and Mrs. Martha Curtis for their support, guidance, and friendship which...

  19. Solution of basic operational problems of water-development works at the Votkinsk hydroproject

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    Deev, A. P.; Borisevich, L. A.; Fisenko, V. F. [Votkinsk Branch of the JSC 'RusGidro,' Chaikovskii (Russian Federation)

    2012-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Basic operational problems of water-development works at the Votkinsk HPP are examined. Measures for restoration of normal safety conditions for the water-development works at the HPP, which had been taken during service, are presented.

  20. Solar Water Splitting: Photocatalyst Materials Discovery and Systems Development

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    McNulty, Thomas F.

    2008-05-02T23:59:59.000Z

    Hydrogen promises to be an attractive transportation fuel in the post-fossil fuel era. Relatively abundant and clean burning (water being the principal byproduct), hydrogen offers the potential to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions. However, there are significant technical barriers that require solutions before hydrogen can be implemented in large scale. These are: Sources (e.g. hydrocarbon, water) Transportation Storage Each of the aforementioned barriers carries with it important considerations. First, would a hydrocarbon-based hydrogen source be of any benefit compared to conventional fossil fuels? Second, will a system based on centralized generation and distribution be viable? Finally, methods of on-board storage, whether they are liquefaction, adsorption, or intercalation, are far from optimized. The scope of this program is limited to hydrogen generation, specifically generation using solarinitiated water electrolysis. Though concept of making hydrogen using water and sunlight may sound somewhat far-fetched, in reality the concept is very real. Since the discovery of solar-generated hydrogen, termed photoelectrochemical hydrogen, nearly 30 years ago by Fujishima and Honda, significant advances in both fundamental understanding and technological capability have been made. Using solar radiation to generate hydrogen in a fashion akin to using solar to generate electricity offers many advantages. First, hydrogen can be generated at the point of use, reducing the importance of transportation. Second, using water as the hydrogen source eliminates greenhouse gas evolution and the consequences that come with it. Finally, because the process uses very little electricity (pumps and compressors predominantly), the quantity of chemical fuel produced far exceeds the amount of electricity consumed. Consequently, there is some level of truth to the notion that photoelectrochemically-derived hydrogen offers the potential to nearly eliminate greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation landscape. This report focuses primarily on the technical issues inherent to developing an economically viable photoelectrochemical hydrogen system. This involves research intended to address technology gaps as well as research to address commercial feasibility. Though a firm cost target is not identified explicitly, much of the economics are presented in terms of dollars per gallon of gasoline equivalent ($/gge). Obviously this is a moving target, but it is important to understand cost in terms of current gasoline pricing, since the intended target is gasoline replacement. However, this does put the cost contribution into a perspective that at least allows for a reasonable assessment of technological viability. It also allows for the identification of need areas beyond the obvious technology gaps.

  1. Resources for Stormwater Managers throughout the Texas Gulf Coast: An Annotated Bibliography

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    Jacob, John; Jensen, Ric

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    TR- 278 2005 Resources for Stormwater Managers throughout the Texas Gulf Coast: An Annotated Bibliography John Jacob Texas Sea Grant Texas Cooperative Extension Texas Coastal Watershed Program and Ric Jensen Texas Water...://tcebookstore.org/tmppdfs/2767908-L5227S.pdf. TWRI Fact Sheet. Resources to Replace On-Site Wastewater Treatment Systems in Texas, by Ric Jensen. This fact sheet describes resources available to replace failed onsite wastewater treatment systems (OSSFs) and to build install...

  2. DEVELOPMENTS IN GROUND WATER HYDROLOGY : AN OVERVIEW C. P. Kumar

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    Kumar, C.P.

    . Surface water storage and ground water withdrawal are traditional engineering approaches which of storage and circulation as ground water. The large alluvial tract extending over 2000 km in length from which allows ground water storage in the weathered residium and its circulation in the underlying

  3. Advanced water-cooled phosphoric acid fuel cell development

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    Not Available

    1992-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This program was conducted to improve the performance and minimize the cost of existing water-cooled phosphoric acid fuel cell stacks for electric utility and on-site applications. The goals for the electric utility stack technology were a power density of at least 175 watts per square foot over a 40,000-hour useful life and a projected one-of-a-kind, full-scale manufactured cost of less than $400 per kilowatt. The program adapted the existing on-site Configuration-B cell design to electric utility operating conditions and introduced additional new design features. Task 1 consisted of the conceptual design of a full-scale electric utility cell stack that meets program objectives. The conceptual design was updated to incorporate the results of material and process developments in Tasks 2 and 3, as well as results of stack tests conducted in Task 6. Tasks 2 and 3 developed the materials and processes required to fabricate the components that meet the program objectives. The design of the small area and 10-ft{sup 2} stacks was conducted in Task 4. Fabrication and assembly of the short stacks were conducted in Task 5 and subsequent tests were conducted in Task 6. The management and reporting functions of Task 7 provided DOE/METC with program visibility through required documentation and program reviews. This report describes the cell design and development effort that was conducted to demonstrate, by subscale stack test, the technical achievements made toward the above program objectives.

  4. Economic and ecological implications of alternative brush management and restoration scenarios designed to improve water yield in two Texas watersheds

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    Olenick, Keith Layne

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . Costs of additional water are lower for sub-basins within the Edwards study area (ranging from $32 to $70 per acre-foot of water added) than in the Twin Buttes (ranging from $63 to $218 per acre-foot), meaning that brush management efforts are more...

  5. Fresh Water Conservation

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    Huffman, L.

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Water for Future Generations ESL-KT-11-11-06 CATEE 2011, Dallas, Texas, Nov. 7 ? 9, 2011 The demand for water in Texas will soon outstrip our supply. ESL-KT-11-11-06 CATEE 2011, Dallas, Texas, Nov. 7 ? 9, 2011 Worst yearlong drought... in Texas history. ESL-KT-11-11-06 CATEE 2011, Dallas, Texas, Nov. 7 ? 9, 2011 Record-breaking wildfires across the state. ESL-KT-11-11-06 CATEE 2011, Dallas, Texas, Nov. 7 ? 9, 2011 We must plan for the future. ESL-KT-11-11-06 CATEE 2011, Dallas...

  6. The Future of Desalination in Texas

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    Crawford, Amanda

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    oilfield- produced water ? Evaluating operational issues related to proposed desalination plants ? Modeling how salinity constraints affect usable water yield in river and reservoir systems University of Texas at Austin ? Differentiating traits... such solution is desalination?a cost-effective method of producing potable and useable water from existing saltwater resources. While desalination use has advanced along the Texas Gulf Coast after Governor Rick Perry's 2002 desalination initiative...

  7. Texas Industries of the Future

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    Ferland, K.

    The purpose of the Texas Industries of the Future program is to facilitate the development, demonstration and adoption of advanced technologies and adoption of best practices that reduce industrial energy usage, emissions, and associated costs...

  8. Reckoning with risk: a rhetorical analysis of the social construction of risk associated with Texas drinking water

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    Friedrich, Cynthia Juanita Matthes

    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of drinking water at a time when they assert that they are doing a "better job than ever before. " John B. Mannion, Executive Director of American Water Works Association, talks like a man besieged by enemy agents: "On the one hand, we' ve got... an assortment of special interests undermining public confidence in the safety of drinking water. On the other hand, we' ve got the federal government issuing truckloads of regulations ? some of them of dubious merit and all of them accompanied by enormous...

  9. El Paso landscape perspective: Researchers study water conservation, plant-tolerance, and water reuse

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    Kalisek, Danielle

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    -largest city in Texas and the #26;#19;th-largest in the United States,? Michelsen said. El Paso landscape perspective Researchers study water conservation, plant-tolerance, and water reuse 16 tx H2O Summer 2011 El Paso landscape perspective Continued... ?Landscape irrigation typically accounts for half of annual residential water use,? he said. ?Finding and developing low water use, drought- and salt-tolerant plants are critical to conserving and protecting our limited freshwater supplies to ensure...

  10. Equipment Only - Solar Resources Measurements at the University of Texas at Austin, TX: Cooperative Research and Development Final Report, CRADA Number CRD-07-222

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    Stoffel, T.

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Faculty and staff at the University of Texas at Austin collected solar resource measurements at their campus using equipment on loan from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. The equipment was used to train students on the operation and maintenance of solar radiometers and was returned to NREL's Solar Radiation Research Laboratory upon completion of the CRADA. The resulting data augment the solar resource climatology information required for solar resource characterizations in the U.S. The cooperative agreement was also consistent with NREL's goal of developing an educated workforce to advance renewable energy technologies.

  11. Bacteria in Ballast Water: The Shipping Industry's Contributions to the Transport and Distribution of Microbial Species in Texas

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    Neyland, Elizabeth B.

    2010-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

    The transportation of organisms in the ballast water of cargo ships has been recognized as a source of invasive species despite current control measures. Pathogenic bacteria in the ballast tank have been studied but the total diversity...

  12. Application of a spatially referenced water quality model to predict E. coli flux in two Texas river basins

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    , Deepti

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Water quality models are applied to assess the various processes affecting the concentrations of contaminants in a watershed. SPAtially Referenced Regression On Watershed attributes (SPARROW) is a nonlinear regression based approach to predict...

  13. An Analysis of the Effects of Sociodemographic Factors on Daily Per Capita Residential Water Use in Texas Cities

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    Murdock, Steve H.; Albrecht, Don E.; Hamm, Rita R.; Bachman, Kenneth; Parpia, Banoo

    consideration of numerous factors including hydrologic and physiographic factors, engineering feasibility and economic feasibility. At the same time, it is increasingly evident that water needs are closely tied to population growth and to the social, economic...

  14. An Analysis of the Effects of Sociodemographic Factors on Daily Per Capita Residential Water Use in Texas Cities

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    Murdock, Steve H.; Albrecht, Don E.; Hamm, Rita R.; Bachman, Kenneth; Parpia, Banoo

    1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    planning formats, but as several recent reviews of water resources research efforts have noted (Francis, 1982; Napier et al., 1983), much of the basic research necessary to establish the relationships that should form the bases of the information used...

  15. Bacteria in Ballast Water: The Shipping Industry's Contributions to the Transport and Distribution of Microbial Species in Texas

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    Neyland, Elizabeth B.

    2010-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

    The transportation of organisms in the ballast water of cargo ships has been recognized as a source of invasive species despite current control measures. Pathogenic bacteria in the ballast tank have been studied but the total diversity...

  16. Summary of Soil and Water Conservation Research from the Blackland Experiment Station, Temple, Texas, 1942-53.

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    Tippit, O. J. (Olin J.); Henderson, R. C.; Smith, Richard M.

    1954-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    field soil. Organic matter and water- aggregates are much higher with grass sod than with continuous cultivation. There are slight oi matter and aggregation differences favoring crop rotations over continuous row crops, but most tions have involved... to explain a tendency toward higher yields with Houston Black clay. There is a small difference in available water favoring rotation and grass plots over continuous cultivation on Austi~ clay but not on Houston Black clay. Available phosphorus by CO...

  17. Household water treatment and safe storage product development in Ghana

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    Yang, Shengkun, M. Eng. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Microbial and/or chemical contaminants can infiltrate into piped water systems, especially when the system is intermittent. Ghana has been suffering from aged and intermittent piped water networks, and an added barrier of ...

  18. The battle of bacteria: Agencies, stakeholders focusing on restoring water quality

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    Foust, Margaret

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    txH2O | pg. 20 Story by Margaret Foust Bacteria is the No. 1 pollutant of water in Texas, causing many of the state?s water bodies to be placed on the Texas Water Quality Inventory and 303(d) List for failing to meet contact recreation use... standards. Across the state, agencies and local stakeholders are identifying the sources of pollution in bacteria-impaired water bodies and are developing management strategies to restore water quality and remove these water bodies from the impaired...

  19. The battle of bacteria: Agencies, stakeholders focusing on restoring water quality

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    Foust, Margaret

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    txH2O | pg. 20 Story by Margaret Foust Bacteria is the No. 1 pollutant of water in Texas, causing many of the state?s water bodies to be placed on the Texas Water Quality Inventory and 303(d) List for failing to meet contact recreation use... standards. Across the state, agencies and local stakeholders are identifying the sources of pollution in bacteria-impaired water bodies and are developing management strategies to restore water quality and remove these water bodies from the impaired...

  20. The battle of bacteria: Agencies, stakeholders focusing on restoring water quality

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    Foust, Margaret

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    txH2O | pg. 20 Story by Margaret Foust Bacteria is the No. 1 pollutant of water in Texas, causing many of the state?s water bodies to be placed on the Texas Water Quality Inventory and 303(d) List for failing to meet contact recreation use... standards. Across the state, agencies and local stakeholders are identifying the sources of pollution in bacteria-impaired water bodies and are developing management strategies to restore water quality and remove these water bodies from the impaired...

  1. An assessment of natural history representation in Texas state parks and natural areas

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    Bishop, Glen Robert

    1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    , and inspiration of present and future generations. This study examines the representation of natural heritage in Texas state parks. A system of natural history themes developed by the National Park Service is modified to be more applicable to Texas. Texas state... The National Natural Landmarks Program State Studies Texas Studies 13 15 17 23 24 I I I METHODOLOGY Development of Texas Natural History Themes Park Descriptions System Description 26 28 29 IV RESULTS: TEXAS NATURAL HISTORY THEMES 32 Landforms...

  2. The Development of an Energy Evaluation Tool for Chilled Water Systems

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    Stocki, M.; Kosanovic, D.; Ambs, L.

    An energy evaluation tool for chilled water systems was developed. This tool quantifies the energy usage of various chilled water systems and typical energy conservation measures that are applied to these systems. It can be used as a screening tool...

  3. Running heading: Water retention properties of the clay in clayey soils Water retention properties of the clay in soils developed

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    Paris-Sud XI, Universit de

    1 Running heading: Water retention properties of the clay in clayey soils Water retention properties of the clay in soils developed on clayey sediments: Significance of parent material and soil of clayey subsoils horizons according to the variation of clay characteristics. The horizons studied

  4. Policy Analysis of Water Availability and Use Issues for Domestic Oil Shale and Oil Sands Development

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    Ruple, John; Keiter, Robert

    2010-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Oil shale and oil sands resources located within the intermountain west represent a vast, and as of yet, commercially untapped source of energy. Development will require water, and demand for scarce water resources stands at the front of a long list of barriers to commercialization. Water requirements and the consequences of commercial development will depend on the number, size, and location of facilities, as well as the technologies employed to develop these unconventional fuels. While the details remain unclear, the implication is not unconventional fuel development will increase demand for water in an arid region where demand for water often exceeds supply. Water demands in excess of supplies have long been the norm in the west, and for more than a century water has been apportioned on a first-come, first-served basis. Unconventional fuel developers who have not already secured water rights stand at the back of a long line and will need to obtain water from willing water purveyors. However, uncertainty regarding the nature and extent of some senior water claims combine with indeterminate interstate river management to cast a cloud over water resource allocation and management. Quantitative and qualitative water requirements associated with Endangered Species protection also stand as barriers to significant water development, and complex water quality regulations will apply to unconventional fuel development. Legal and political decisions can give shape to an indeterminate landscape. Settlement of Northern Ute reserved rights claims would help clarify the worth of existing water rights and viability of alternative sources of supply. Interstate apportionment of the White River would go a long way towards resolving water availability in downstream Utah. And energy policy clarification will help determine the role oil shale and oil sands will play in our nations future.

  5. Development of Novel Water-Gas Shift Membrane Reactor

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    Ho, W. S. Winston

    2004-12-29T23:59:59.000Z

    This report summarizes the objectives, technical barrier, approach, and accomplishments for the development of a novel water-gas-shift (WGS) membrane reactor for hydrogen enhancement and CO reduction. We have synthesized novel CO{sub 2}-selective membranes with high CO{sub 2} permeabilities and high CO{sub 2}/H{sub 2} and CO{sub 2}/CO selectivities by incorporating amino groups in polymer networks. We have also developed a one-dimensional non-isothermal model for the countercurrent WGS membrane reactor. The modeling results have shown that H{sub 2} enhancement (>99.6% H{sub 2} for the steam reforming of methane and >54% H{sub 2} for the autothermal reforming of gasoline with air on a dry basis) via CO{sub 2} removal and CO reduction to 10 ppm or lower are achievable for synthesis gases. With this model, we have elucidated the effects of system parameters, including CO{sub 2}/H{sub 2} selectivity, CO{sub 2} permeability, sweep/feed flow rate ratio, feed temperature, sweep temperature, feed pressure, catalyst activity, and feed CO concentration, on the membrane reactor performance. Based on the modeling study using the membrane data obtained, we showed the feasibility of achieving H{sub 2} enhancement via CO{sub 2} removal, CO reduction to {le} 10 ppm, and high H{sub 2} recovery. Using the membrane synthesized, we have obtained <10 ppm CO in the H{sub 2} product in WGS membrane reactor experiments. From the experiments, we verified the model developed. In addition, we removed CO{sub 2} from a syngas containing 17% CO{sub 2} to about 30 ppm. The CO{sub 2} removal data agreed well with the model developed. The syngas with about 0.1% CO{sub 2} and 1% CO was processed to convert the carbon oxides to methane via methanation to obtain <5 ppm CO in the H{sub 2} product.

  6. Sandia Energy - Water Availability, Cost, and Use

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    Availability, Cost, and Use Home Climate & Earth Systems WaterEnergy Nexus Decision Models for Integrating EnergyWater Energy and Water in the Western and Texas Interconnects...

  7. NREL Develops Heat Pump Water Heater Simulation Model (Fact Sheet)

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    Hudon, K.

    2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A new simulation model helps researchers evaluate real-world impacts of heat pump water heaters in U.S. homes.

  8. A test of the Garreau model for edge city development using GIS-based shift-share analysis: a case study for the Clear Lake-NASA Area, Texas

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    Crate, Frances Margaret

    1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This study examined the development of Clear Lake-NASA Area, Texas into an edge city and challenged the Garreau edge city model by addressing the question, Do all edge cities follow the Garreau model of development? Objectives of the study focused...

  9. Underground Injection Control Permits and Registrations (Texas)

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    Chapter 27 of the Texas Water Code (the Injection Well Act) defines an injection well as an artificial excavation or opening in the ground made by digging, boring, drilling, jetting, driving, or...

  10. Ecosystem under Pressure: Examining the Phytoplankton Community in the High Ballast Water Discharge Environment of Galveston Bay, Texas (USA)

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    Steichen, Jamie L

    2013-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

    water from port to port (Anderson, 2009). The combination of larger ballast tanks, ever increasing international commerce and shorter transit times, has synergistically contributed to the increasing rate of successful invasions in coastal bays... and Gymnodinium catenatum (found in POH June 2007), native to Japan, was introduced to Australia (Hallegraeff and Bolch, 1991). Viable cysts of the toxic species of Alexandrium were identified and cultured from multiple ballast tanks of vessels traveling from...

  11. Economies of Size in Municipal Water-Treatment Technologies: A Texas Lower Rio Grande Valley Case Study

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    Boyer, Christopher N.; Rister, M. Edward; Rogers, Callie S.; Sturdivant, Allen W.; Lacewell, Ronald D.; Browning, Charles Jr.; Elium III, James R.; Seawright, Emily K.

    in 2004 (Rogers 2008; Rogers et al. 2010). Similarly, recognizing the diversification benefits and estimated cost competitiveness of brackish-groundwater desalination, the City of Brownsville, TX built the 7.5 mgd Southmost brackish...-groundwater desalination facility in 2004. This alternative-technology adoption is intended to reduce the City of Brownsville?s reliance on the Rio Grande (Sturdivant et al. 2009). Further, the Olmito Water Supply Corporation (OWSC) in Olmito, TX (directly north...

  12. 10 things to know about water and the 83rd Texas Legislature: A brief primer on water issues in the current legislative session

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    Lee, Leslie

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    8 tx H2O Winter 2013 Story by Leslie Lee #19;. #31;e interim charges given to the Senate Commi#20;ee on Natural Resources also involved studying the following water issues: ? impediments to implementation of the state water plan... charges are available in full at www.senate.state.tx.us/assets/pdf/ SenateInterimCharges#27;#31;_Final.pdf. #24;. Distributed to the Legislature and the Governor?s O#16;ce at the beginning of the session, the House Commi#20;ee?s interim report...

  13. Mountain Association for Community Economic Development- Solar Water Heater Loan Program

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    The Kentucky Solar Partnership (KSP) and the Mountain Association for Community Economic Development (MACED) partner to offer low interest loans for the installation of solar water heaters. Loans...

  14. Texas Pears.

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    McEachern, George Ray; Hancock, Bluefford G.

    1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    -sterile in one location and self-sterile or partially so in others. A 50-acre Kieffer orchard in Polk County, Texas, produced a heavy crop in 1976 with no other variety in the orchard as a pollinator. Climate, soil, bees, weather at blooming time...

  15. UBC Social Ecological Economic Development Studies (SEEDS) Student Report Sustainable Water Consumption

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    of water consumption: drinking from the tap. The reasoning behind this is a lack of awareness and promotionUBC Social Ecological Economic Development Studies (SEEDS) Student Report Sustainable Water Water Consumption This report outlines how Sustainability Marketing practices can be used to reduce

  16. DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT TESTING OF AN IMPROVED (1 HIGH-EFFICIENCY WATER HEATER

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    Oak Ridge National Laboratory

    #12;DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT TESTING OF AN IMPROVED (1 HIGH-EFFICIENCY WATER HEATER (2} (3) (21 icense in and to any copyright covering the drticle. This paper describes a high-efficiency water heater which uses a design approach quite different from the conventional center-flue water heater. While high

  17. Water Withdrawals for Development of Marcellus Shale Gas in Pennsylvania

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    Boyer, Elizabeth W.

    is the fracking fluid (also called drilling return wa- ter, drilling wastewater, flowback, or produced- ing (fracking), the portion of water withdrawals related to mining is likely to rise. The information

  18. Development of Materials for Supercritical-Water-Cooled Reactor

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    Supercritical-Water-Cooled Reactor (SCWR) was selected as one of the promising candidates in Generation IV reactors for its prominent advantages; those are the high thermal efficiency, the system...

  19. The Influences of Human Activities on the Waters of the Pecos Basin of Texas: A Brief Overview

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    Jensen, R.; Hatler, W.; Mecke, M.; Hart, C.

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    , many irrigation companies were created to attract settlers hoping to make a living by growing irrigated crops. Optimistic developers promoted irrigation projects with such grandiose names as Imperial and Royalty. Sadly, in many instances these attempts...

  20. Drinking Water Problems: Radionuclides

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    Lesikar, Bruce J.; Melton, Rebecca; Hare, Michael; Hopkins, Janie; Dozier, Monty

    2006-08-04T23:59:59.000Z

    Radionuclides in drinking water can cause serious health problems for people. This publication explains what the sources of radionuclides in water are, where high levels have been found in Texas, how they affect health and how to treat water...

  1. Lawn Water Management

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    McAfee, James

    2006-06-26T23:59:59.000Z

    Water is a limited resource in Texas. This booklet explains how homeowners can establish a water management program for a home lawn that both maintains a healthy sod and also conserves water. The publication discusses soil types, grass varieties...

  2. Lawn Water Management

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    McAfee, James

    2006-06-26T23:59:59.000Z

    Water is a limited resource in Texas. This booklet explains how homeowners can establish a water management program for a home lawn that both maintains a healthy sod and also conserves water. The publication discusses soil types, grass varieties...

  3. Textural criteria for the discrimination of water-laid and wind-laid barrier island sands: a North Padre Island, Texas example

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    Cunningham, David

    1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    -Laid Barrier Island Sands: A North Padre Island, Texas Example (August 1985) David Cunningham, B. S. ; The University of Texas at Austin Chairman of Advisory Committee: Dr. James M. Mazzullo The grain size and grain shape characteristics of 63, 200 quartz... sand grains were analyzed from 158 samples systematically collected along three transects across North Padre Island. Sampled subenviron- ments included the forebeach, backbeach, foredune ridge, eolian flat, back-island dunes, and wind-tidal flats...

  4. Input-Output as a Method of Evaluahon of the Economic Impact of Water Resources Development

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    Canion, R. L.; Trock, W. L.

    In this report the results of a study of the use of input-output analysis to evaluate the economic impact of water resources development are presented. Blackburn Crossing reservoir on the Upper Neches river was the subject development...

  5. Forestry Policies (Texas)

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    Texas' forested lands are managed by the Texas Forest Service, a division of Texas A&M University. TFS has issued the "Statewide Assessment of Forest Resources", which includes discussion of...

  6. Texas Rice Production Guidelines

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    Way, M. O.; Cockrell, Jay

    2008-03-11T23:59:59.000Z

    This publication gives Texas rice farmers the latest research-based information about producing rice in Texas. Recommendations are based on research conducted by the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station and the USDA....

  7. Costs of Saving Water in South Texas with Irrigation District Infrastructure Rehabilitation - Using Capital Budgeting with RGIDECON

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    Rister, E.; Lacewell, R.; Sturdivant, A.

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    infrastructure system. This system consists of approximately 24 Rio Grande diversion pumping stations, 800 miles of main canals, 700 miles of laterals, 1,700 miles of pipelines, and several in-district reservoirs. Recognizing the seriousness of the water...,301 12,561 20 895 $22.58 3 Pipeline $1,397,786 $936,099 48,869 49 2,275 $26.56 4 Farm Delivery-Site Meters $649,816 $1,042,775 48,030 10 5,483 $24.27 Aggregate $3,153,394 $3,772,371 131,076 10,508 $46.99 EDINBURG 5 Curry Main - pipeline $895,424 $425...

  8. Development of EEM based siliconwater and silicawater wall potentials for non-reactive molecular dynamics simulations

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    Kim, Junghan; Iype, Eldhose; Frijns, Arjan J.H.; Nedea, Silvia V.; Steenhoven, Anton A. van

    2014-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Molecular dynamics simulations of heat transfer in gases are computationally expensive when the wall molecules are explicitly modeled. To save computational time, an implicit boundary function is often used. Steele's potential has been used in studies of fluidsolid interface for a long time. In this work, the conceptual idea of Steele's potential was extended in order to simulate watersilicon and watersilica interfaces. A new wall potential model is developed by using the electronegativity-equalization method (EEM), a ReaxFF empirical force field and a non-reactive molecular dynamics package PumMa. Contact angle simulations were performed in order to validate the wall potential model. Contact angle simulations with the resulting tabulated wall potentials gave a siliconwater contact angle of 129, a quartzwater contact angle of 0, and a cristobalitewater contact angle of 40, which are in reasonable agreement with experimental values.

  9. The Riacho Fundo water basin: a case study for qualitative modelling sustainable development

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    Bailey-Kellogg, Chris

    of sustainable development related problems. The models aim at supporting stakeholders to understand the systemsThe Riacho Fundo water basin: a case study for qualitative modelling sustainable development Paulo presents a working plan for modelling relevant aspects of sustainability issues in the Riacho Fundo water

  10. Water Conservation with Urban Landscape Plants

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    Hip, B. W.; Giordano, C.; Simpson, B.

    1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    shrubs and of the ones compared, Texas barberry appeared to have the most promise for use in water conserving landscapes....

  11. Visible and ultraviolet Raman scattering studies of Si1xGex alloys Department of Physics, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas 79409-1051

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    Holtz, Mark

    of Physics, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas 79409-1051 W. M. Duncan Digital Imaging Technology Development, Texas Instruments, Inc., Plano, Texas 75021 S. Zollner and R. Liu Motorola SPS, Process and Materials Characterization Laboratory, MSL, MD M360, 2200 West Broadway, Mesa, Arizona 85202 Received 16

  12. Turfgrass: Maintenance Costs in Texas.

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    Holt, Ethan C.; Allen, W. Wayne; Ferguson, Marvin H.

    1964-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . These regions also have high water costs. The Gulf Coast, where water is a minor item, has an average expenditure only slightly greater than half that in West Texas. Average lawn sizes in these two regions are almost identical. Use of com- post, commercial.... Individuals with grasses other than bermuda and St. Augustine spend on the average about 53 percent TARLE 2. TOTALS OF VARIOUS HOME LAWN MAINTENANCE EXPENDITURES WITHIN REGIONS AND FOR THE STATE1 Number of Maintenance items Region households Commercial...

  13. DOE Discovery Across Texas Project

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    Holloway, M.

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ?Water treatment plant recycles water for landscape irrigation ?Solar farm will help power recreation centers, irrigation equipment, street lights and pumps for lakes and fountains. It can also provide power to the grid. 20 Demonstration Goals Goals... technologies for wind integration leveraging smart grid deployments of a start-up synchrophasor network, AMS, SMT and a solar community ? Primary Components: ? Synchrophasors ? Smart Meter Texas Portal ? Smart Grid Community of the Future 3 Context...

  14. DOE Discovery Across Texas Project

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    Holloway, M.

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ?Water treatment plant recycles water for landscape irrigation ?Solar farm will help power recreation centers, irrigation equipment, street lights and pumps for lakes and fountains. It can also provide power to the grid. 20 Demonstration Goals Goals... technologies for wind integration leveraging smart grid deployments of a start-up synchrophasor network, AMS, SMT and a solar community ? Primary Components: ? Synchrophasors ? Smart Meter Texas Portal ? Smart Grid Community of the Future 3 Context...

  15. CENSUS AND STATISTICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF SOIL AND WATER QUALITY AT ABANDONED AND OTHER CENTRALIZED AND COMMERCIAL DRILLING-FLUID DISPOSAL SITES IN LOUISIANA, NEW MEXICO, OKLAHOMA, AND TEXAS

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    Alan R. Dutton; H. Seay Nance

    2003-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Commercial and centralized drilling-fluid disposal (CCDD) sites receive a portion of spent drilling fluids for disposal from oil and gas exploration and production (E&P) operations. Many older and some abandoned sites may have operated under less stringent regulations than are currently enforced. This study provides a census, compilation, and summary of information on active, inactive, and abandoned CCDD sites in Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas, intended as a basis for supporting State-funded assessment and remediation of abandoned sites. Closure of abandoned CCDD sites is within the jurisdiction of State regulatory agencies. Sources of data used in this study on abandoned CCDD sites mainly are permit files at State regulatory agencies. Active and inactive sites were included because data on abandoned sites are sparse. Onsite reserve pits at individual wells for disposal of spent drilling fluid are not part of this study. Of 287 CCDD sites in the four States for which we compiled data, 34 had been abandoned whereas 54 were active and 199 were inactive as of January 2002. Most were disposal-pit facilities; five percent were land treatment facilities. A typical disposal-pit facility has fewer than 3 disposal pits or cells, which have a median size of approximately 2 acres each. Data from well-documented sites may be used to predict some conditions at abandoned sites; older abandoned sites might have outlier concentrations for some metal and organic constituents. Groundwater at a significant number of sites had an average chloride concentration that exceeded nonactionable secondary drinking water standard of 250 mg/L, or a total dissolved solids content of >10,000 mg/L, the limiting definition for underground sources of drinking water source, or both. Background data were lacking, however, so we did not determine whether these concentrations in groundwater reflected site operations. Site remediation has not been found necessary to date for most abandoned CCDD sites; site assessments and remedial feasibility studies are ongoing in each State. Remediation alternatives addressed physical hazards and potential for groundwater transport of dissolved salt and petroleum hydrocarbons that might be leached from wastes. Remediation options included excavation of wastes and contaminated adjacent soils followed by removal to permitted disposal facilities or land farming if sufficient on-site area were available.

  16. Educational programs of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service are open to all people without regard to race, color, sex, disability, religion, age, or national origin Fill in the boxes below to find out how many gallons of water you need for your famil

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    of water per person. F o o d W at e r How many people are in your family? Number of gallons per person HowEducational programs of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service are open to all people without out how many gallons of water you need for your family's emergency kit! Don't forget to pack

  17. Managing Insect Pests of Cacti and Other Succulents in Water-Efficient Landscapes

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    Drees, Bastiaan M.

    2008-11-06T23:59:59.000Z

    -efficient landscape plants. There is also a chart listing water-efficient ornamentals native to Texas....

  18. Implementing PACE in Texas: PACE in a Box

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    Averitt, K.

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Creating Economy With Long Term, Affordable Financing for Water and Energy Retrofits to Commercial and Industrial Property Charlene Heydinger Charlene.Heydinger@KeepPACE.org www.KeepingPACEinTexas.org1 Presented by Kip Averitt ESL-KT-13... Conference, San Antonio, Texas Dec. 16-18 Projected Texas Population More than 1,000 peoplemove to Texas every day. Gov. Rick Perry, 12/29/2012. 10 ESL-KT-13-12-24 CATEE 2013: Clean Air Through Energy Efficiency Conference, San Antonio, Texas Dec. 16...

  19. I. INTRODUCTION Studies for the development of water supply, for

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    resulted in a large number of reports. These reports have required the drilling of supply wells, test holes, test wells, and observation wells for water supply and for geologic and hydro- logic information. Other test holes have been drilled for various experiments related to waste disposal and storage. Surface

  20. Texas Watershed Coordinator Roundtable January 25, 2012 # First Last Organization Email

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    Bira US EPA Region 6 bira.mike@epamail.epa.gov 8 Diane Boellstorff Texas AgriLife Extension Service.S. EPA Region 6 brewer.henry@epa.gov 13 Gary Bryant Texas Water Resources Institute glbryant

  1. Economic Implications of New Crops, Row Damming and Land Clearing in the Texas Winter Garden

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    Muncrief, G.E.; Lacewell, R. D.; Cornforth, G. C.; Pena, J. G.

    TR- 123 1983 Economic Implications of New Crops, Row Damming and Land Clearing in the Texas Winter Garden G.E. Muncrief R.D. Lacewell G.C. Cornforth J.G. Pena Texas Water Resources Institute...

  2. Farewell to a water resources legend: B.L. Harris retires after more than 10 years with the Texas Water Resources Institute

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    Kalisek, Danielle

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    , Danielle Kalisek, Courtney Smith, Leslie Lee, and Melanie Orth#30;was put in place by Bill,? Jones said. ?He saw the need to be#14;er communicate our project outcomes and accomplish- ments, and therefore continued to develop this team throughout...

  3. Opportunities for renewable energy technologies in water supply in developing country villages

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    Niewoehner, J.; Larson, R.; Azrag, E.; Hailu, T.; Horner, J.; VanArsdale, P. [Water for People, Denver, CO (United States)

    1997-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report provides the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) with information on village water supply programs in developing countries. The information is intended to help NREL develop renewable energy technologies for water supply and treatment that can be implemented, operated, and maintained by villagers. The report is also useful to manufacturers and suppliers in the renewable energy community in that it describes a methodology for introducing technologies to rural villages in developing countries.

  4. Analysis of Brand Recognition Associated with the Texas SuperstarTM and Earth-KindTM Programs in Texas

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    Collart Dinarte, Alba Jeanette.

    2010-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

    mature market. The Texas A&M Agricultural Program, in an attempt to help Texas green industry producers compete effectively in an evolving marketplace, developed the Texas Superstar TM and Earth-Kind TM programs. Both of these programs intend to raise...

  5. Producing And Marketing Texas Citrus.

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    Lyons, Calvin G. Jr; Maxwell, Norman P.; Dean, Herbert; Deer, James A.; Hart, William G.; Amador, Jose M.; Powell, Gordon

    1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    AUTHORS 1. TEXAS CITRUS - ITS HISTORY AND CULTURE CALVIN G.LVONS, jR., Area Horticulturist (Citrus), Texas Agricultural Exten- sion Service, Weslaco, Texas . NORMAN P. MAXWELL, Associate Professor (Fruit Crops), Texas Agricultural Experiment... Station, Weslaco, Texas' 2. TEXAS CITRUS - MITES AND INSECTS HERBERT DEAN, Associate Professor (Citrus Insects), Texas Agricultural Ex- periment Station, Weslaco, Texas . JAMES A. DEER, Entomologist (Retired), Texas Agricultural Extension Service, Weslaco...

  6. Watershed Protection Plan Development for the

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    .20 Rangeland 0.29 Urban 0.93 Wet land 0.05 North Central Texas Water Quality Project Total P Urban 13 Quality Project Clint Wolfe Project Coordinator Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center - Dallas The Texas A&M University System North Central Texas Water Quality Project · Serves 1.7 million people

  7. Designing of a prototype heat-sealer to manufacture solar water sterilization pouches for use in developing nations

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    Quinlan, Saundra S

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Water purification proves to be a difficult task in many developing nations. The SODIS (SOlar water DISinfection) process is a method which improves the microbiological quality of water making it safer for drinking and ...

  8. WEST TEXAS HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION

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    Rock, Chris

    WEST TEXAS HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION Public History and Citizen Historians --Guardians of the Hidden Whitfield, Lubbock. Cover: "Stampede," by Tom Lea, El Paso 1940. #12;West Texas Historical Association 91stMurray University, "Black Gold: Larry Gatlin's West Texas Oil Patch Roots" Robert Reitz, Dallas, Texas, "Sputnik

  9. Developing a Water Management Strategy | Department of Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYouTube YouTube Note: Since the YouTube| DepartmentStatementDepartment ofVisitsDeterminationsProgram Areas » Water Use

  10. Depositional environments, diagenesis, and porosity development of Mississippian Chappel carbonates at Thrash and Quanah SE Fields, Hardeman County, Texas

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    He, Shiliang T.

    1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ) . This shale, rich in organic matter, thins to the west and is considered to be the potential source rock for the Mississippian reservoirs (Montgomery, 1984) . Later active tectonics resulted in input of clastics to the edges of the basin from basement... Formation at Thrash and Quanah SE Fields is characterized by deep-water limestones with local skeletal buildups on a low-energy, distally-steepened ramp. Three depositional environments have been recognized from these lv rocks: 1) the deep ? water...

  11. Be Water Smart

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    Swyden, Courtney

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    W aterSmart, a water conservation program, uses a unique approach to protect and conserve water quality and quantity in upper Texas Gulf Coast urban landscapes. Part of the Texas Coastal Watershed Program (TCWP), WaterSmart is creating rain... gardens as just one method of demonstrating how water conservation can function in an attractive landscape. In December of 2005, the first demonstration WaterSmart rain garden was established at the Bay Area Courthouse Annex in Clear Lake City...

  12. Be Water Smart

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    Swyden, Courtney

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    W aterSmart, a water conservation program, uses a unique approach to protect and conserve water quality and quantity in upper Texas Gulf Coast urban landscapes. Part of the Texas Coastal Watershed Program (TCWP), WaterSmart is creating rain... gardens as just one method of demonstrating how water conservation can function in an attractive landscape. In December of 2005, the first demonstration WaterSmart rain garden was established at the Bay Area Courthouse Annex in Clear Lake City...

  13. Characterization of dynamic change of Fan-delta reservoir properties in water-drive development

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    Wu Shenghe; Xiong Qihua; Liu Yuhong [Univ. of Petroleum Changping, Beijing (China)

    1997-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Fan-delta reservoir in Huzhuangji oil field of east China, is a typical highly heterogeneous reservoir. The oil field has been developed by water-drive for 10 years, but the oil recovery is less than 12%, and water cut is over 90%, resulting from high heterogeneity and serious dynamic change of reservoir properties. This paper aims at the study of dynamic change of reservoir properties in water-drive development. Through quantitative imaging analysis and mercury injection analysis of cores from inspection wells, the dynamic change of reservoir pore structure in water-drive development was studied. The results show that the {open_quotes}large pore channels{close_quotes} develop in distributary channel sandstone and become larger in water-drive development, resulting in more serious pore heterogeneity. Through reservoir sensitivity experiments, the rock-fluid reaction in water-drive development is studied. The results show the permeability of some distal bar sandstone and deserted channel sandstone becomes lower due to swelling of I/S clay minerals in pore throats. OD the other hand, the permeability of distributary channel and mouth bar sandstone become larger because the authigenic Koalinites in pore throats are flushed away with the increase of flow rate of injection water. Well-logging analysis of flooded reservoirs are used to study the dynamic change of reservoir properties in various flow units. The distribution of remaining oil is closely related to the types and distribution of flow units.

  14. Developing Renewable Energy within the Water Industry Dr Gareth Harrison

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    Harrison, Gareth

    utility. They include, unsurprisingly, hydropower. Hydropower It is possible to distinguish between two the opportunity for developing hydropower whose potential is given by the familiar equation gHQP = where P

  15. Corn Hybrids for Texas.

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    Rogers, J. S.; Bockholt, A. J.; Collier, J. W.

    1957-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . Root Stalk Unsound Worm dam- Shelling, % Days to Ears per Entries bushels lodging, % breakage, % ears, % age score1 silk plant Texas 28 ."-' Texas 26 Texas 32 Texas 30 Texas 15W Texas 17W Asgrow lOlW United U72 Keystone 222 Funk G711 De....0 6.3 8.2 9.9 10.1 13.0 13.1 16.9 193 16.7 38 40 43 Texas 28 Texas 26 Texas 30 Texas 15W United U72 Keystone 222 Funk G711 TRF 3 Surcropper Ferguson's Yellow Dent Number of tests included 6-YEAR AVERAGE, 1951-56 'Refers to the relative...

  16. "Some, for all, forever" Managing Water for Sustainable Development in South Africa

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    Mauzerall, Denise

    "Some, for all, forever" Managing Water for Sustainable Development in South Africa Priscilla" Integrated Water Resources Management in South Africa" a. Natural Conditions and Hydrology b. Pollution c Services Act of 1997 IV. Evaluation: South Africa as a Case Study a. Environmental goals b. Equity goals c

  17. Modeling Urban Storm-Water Quality Treatment: Model Development and Application to a Surface Sand Filter

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    Modeling Urban Storm-Water Quality Treatment: Model Development and Application to a Surface Sand management; Urban areas; Hydraulic models; Sand, filter; Parameters; Estimation; Water treatment. Author. Optimized model parameter values were calculated on a storm by storm basis. Thereafter, a gamma distribution

  18. Mercury bioaccumulation in Lavaca Bay, Texas

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    Palmer, Sally Jo

    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    (waves), and human activities (dredging and shrimping) can potentially release mercury to the overlying water (LINDBERG and HARRISS, 1977; CRANSTON, 1976). The solubility, reactivity, and toxicity of mercury is dependent on its form. Divalent mercury... MERCURY BIOACCUMULATION IN LAVACA BAY, TEXAS A Thesis by SALLY JO PALMER Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas ABM University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE August 1992 Major...

  19. Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2010

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Section 312 of the Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2010 amends Section 136 of the Energy Independence and Security Act to include ultra-efficient vehicles within the definition of advanced technology vehicles.

  20. Development of dual phase magnesia-zirconia ceramics for light water reactor inert matrix fuel

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    Medvedev, Pavel

    2005-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

    Dual phase magnesia-zirconia ceramics were developed, characterized, and evaluated as a potential matrix material for use in light water reactor inert matrix fuel intended for the disposition of plutonium and minor actinides. ...

  1. Title 16 USC 796 Regulation of the Development of Water Power...

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    6 Regulation of the Development of Water Power and Resources Definitions Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Legal Document- StatuteStatute: Title 16...

  2. 11.479 Water and Sanitation Infrastructure Planning in Developing Countries, Spring 2004

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    Davis, Jennifer

    Policy and planning for the provision of water supply and sanitation services in developing countries. Reviews available technologies, but emphasizes the planning and policy process, including economic, social, environmental, ...

  3. Development of dual phase magnesia-zirconia ceramics for light water reactor inert matrix fuel

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    Medvedev, Pavel

    2005-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

    Dual phase magnesia-zirconia ceramics were developed, characterized, and evaluated as a potential matrix material for use in light water reactor inert matrix fuel intended for the disposition of plutonium and minor actinides. Ceramics were...

  4. Development of a Web-Based Code-Compliant ASHRAE 90.1-1999 Commercial Simulation for Texas

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    Haberl, J.; Culp, C.; Yazdani, B.

    and domestic water heater. The following example illustrates the procedures used to calculate the pre-code run (i.e., a building that is compliant with ASHRAE Standard 90.1-1989)9. In this analysis, an office building 122 ft x 122 ft (37 m x 37 m), 6...-8). For the gas-fired domestic water heater, if the rating is less than 75,000 Btu/hr (22 kW), the energy factor is determined from the NAECA requirement (NAECA, 1987): Energy Factor = 0.62 - 0.0019 x V, where V = storage capacity of the tank in gallons...

  5. Hydrogeologic characterization of the Hickory Sandstone Aquifer near Camp Air in northern Mason and southern McCulloch counties, Texas

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    Delaney, Cynthia Daphine

    1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Hickory Sandstone is the primary source of ground water for the Western Uano Region of Central Texas. Irrigation from the Hickory Aquifer has been intensive for the past 15 years. Available hydrogeologic data for development of a management model... are very limited. Localized detailed studies of the spatial and temporal variations within the aquifer were conducted to provide data for characterization of the ground-water flow system. Field investigations of the Hickory Sandstone included geologic...

  6. Water Evaporation Studies in Texas.

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    Patterson, R. E. (Raleigh Elwood); Bloodgood, Dean W.; Smith, R. L.

    1954-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    28 71 4,753 2.14 3.30 3.40 61 41 85 3,726 - .29 48 17 - 4,197 1.69 2.00 56 33 76 5,287 1.56 1.13 1.24 56 30 67' 3,638 for FEE! 2.99 3.02. 3.86 64 42 75 5,804 4,215 2.58 2.52 3.28 1.95 62 39 2,259 2.90 .94... Location COOPERATIVE EVAPORATION STATIONS Amarillo Potter 3.795 35' 10' 102' 05' 14 mi. W of Amarillo Angleton Brazoria 27 29' 12' 95' 23' 4 mi. NE of Angleton Balmorbea Reeves 3.225 31' 00' 103' 41' 4 mi. E of Balmorhea Beaumont Jefferson 3 0 30' 04...

  7. Storm-water management for construction activities. Developing pollution prevention plans and best management practices

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    Not Available

    1992-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The manual provides industrial facilities with comprehensive guidance on the development of storm water pollution prevention plans and identification of appropriate Best Management Practices (BMPs). It provides technical assistance and support to all facilities subject to pollution prevention requirements established under National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits for storm water point source discharges. EPA's storm water program significantly expands the scope and application of the existing NPDES permit system for municipal and industrial process wastewater discharges. It emphasizes pollution prevention and reflects a heavy reliance on BMPs to reduce pollutant loadings and improve water quality. The manual provides essential guidance in both of these areas.

  8. Storm-water management for industrial activities. Developing pollution prevention plans and best management practices

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Not Available

    1992-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The manual provides industrial facilities with comprehensive guidance on the development of storm water pollution prevention plans and identification of appropriate Best Management Practices (BMPs). It provides technical assistance and support to all facilities subject to pollution prevention requirements established under National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits for storm water point source discharges. EPA's storm water program significantly expands the scope and application of the existing NPDES permit system for municipal and industrial process wastewater discharges. It emphasizes pollution prevention and reflects a heavy reliance on BMPs to reduce pollutant loadings and improve water quality. The manual provides essential guidance in both of these areas.

  9. Texas Distant Learning Association Annual Conference San Antonio, Texas

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    Azevedo, Ricardo

    and other departments), Texas Southern University, Texas A&M, Mexico Department of Health, UNAM, PEMEX, QGSI

  10. Strategic Plan for Light Water Reactor Research and Development

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    None

    2004-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this strategic plan is to establish a framework that will allow the Department of Energy (DOE) and the nuclear power industry to jointly plan the nuclear energy research and development (R&D) agenda important to achieving the Nation's energy goals. This strategic plan has been developed to focus on only those R&D areas that will benefit from a coordinated government/industry effort. Specifically, this plan focuses on safely sustaining and expanding the electricity output from currently operating nuclear power plants and expanding nuclear capacity through the deployment of new plants. By focusing on R&D that addresses the needs of both current and future nuclear plants, DOE and industry will be able to take advantage of the synergism between these two technology areas, thus improving coordination, enhancing efficiency, and further leveraging public and private sector resources. By working together under the framework of this strategic plan, DOE and the nuclear industry reinforce their joint commitment to the future use of nuclear power and the National Energy Policy's goal of expanding its use in the United States. The undersigned believe that a public-private partnership approach is the most efficient and effective way to develop and transfer new technologies to the marketplace to achieve this goal. This Strategic Plan is intended to be a living document that will be updated annually.

  11. Texas High Plains Supplement to Texas Alfalfa Production

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    Mukhtar, Saqib

    "Spring Fever AlfalfaThe Pitfalls of Spring Seeding Alfalfa in West Texas," by Calvin Trostle (MarchTexas High Plains Supplement to Texas Alfalfa Production Texas Cooperative Extension Bulletin B through puts them near 8 gpm/A. Notes about `Texas Alfalfa Production' B-5017 from Texas Cooperative

  12. Drinking Water Problems: Benzene

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    Dozier, Monty; Lesikar, Bruce J.

    2009-04-16T23:59:59.000Z

    Drinking water in Texas sometimes contains potentially harmful chemicals, including benzene. Well owners can learn how to treat their well water to remove these chemicals. 4 pages, 3 images...

  13. Developing conservation plan for the Edwards Aquifer: Stakeholders reach consensus resolution to balance protection of endangered species and water use

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    Smith, Courtney

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Fall 2012 tx H2O 17 Story by Courtney Smith ] Comal and San Marcos springs are the only known habitats for eight federally listed threatened or endangered species. Photo courtesy of the Edwards Aquifer Authority. What does it take... Aquifer region of Texas achieved a milestone in a struggle that has lasted nearly six decades. Working together, participants in the Edwards Aquifer Recovery Implementation Program (EARIP) developed a habitat conservation plan that will protect...

  14. Advanced water-cooled phosphoric acid fuel cell development

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    Not Available

    1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Fabrication of repeat parts for small area short stack is underway: 100 electrode substrates and 150 ERP substrates were graphitized, and 30 electrode substrates were run through each manufacturing step. Teflon content and compaction pressure of shop-made electrodes for the small area short stack was optimized based on single cell tests. A single cell with GSB-18P catalyst and 1 mg/cm[sup 2] loading is performing very well; performance is 0.66 V per cell after 1200 h at 300 ASF. 3 integral separator plate configurations have been selected for verification in the upcoming short stack. Bubble pressures over 7 psid have been demonstrated in filler bands applied with a production curtain and coating process. 5 full-size (small area) coolers were molded, and encapsulation development for molded and commercial graphite coolers continued.

  15. Specialty Vegetables in Texas.

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    Longbrake, Thomas D.; Baker, Marvin L.; Cotner, Sam; Parsons, Jerry; Roberts, Roland; Stein, Larry

    1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    flowers may be stored a short time in plastic bags in refrigeration. Freeze whole small flowers in ice rings or cubes. \\ ' \\."" Edible Podded Peas, Snow Peas and Sugar Snaps Description. Pods of snow peas are flat and thin with the bulge of tiny... dllce their large roots after several years of growth. They are commonly found in frost-free regions. [n Texas, plant seed in the early spring and harvest small tubers before the first killing frost. The root or tuber initiation and development...

  16. Marketing Texas Goats.

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    McNeely, John G.; Tieken, A. W.

    1956-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . In 1937, all goat and sheep marketing were moved to a separate division. I ae ne. nts oi fron: I 7 I 'r and 1 ? and I , ' Development of an outlet for slaughte stocker goats brought increased volumt additional buyers. In 1940, the U. S.... Approximately 94 percent of the producers I sell their mohair through wool and mohair warehouses. Although grading and sorting are practiced in Texas, about 91 percent of the producers marketed their 1955 mohair in the "original bag." Approximately 47...

  17. Texas 4-H Swine Project

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    Burkham, Angela; Sterle, Jodi; Graff, Reagan

    2000-06-19T23:59:59.000Z

    l Winning or losing with grace l Following recommended procedures for conduct in the show ring AS 16-1 4-00 Created by: The Texas 4-H Swine Project Development Team Angela B. Burkham, Extension Program Specialist Jodi Sterle, Extension Swine...

  18. The Development of a Method for the Identification and Selection of Preservation Values for the Protection of WWII United States Army Airbases in Texas

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    Bunch, Michael A

    2014-11-04T23:59:59.000Z

    Currently no compendiums of values exist that systematically outline criteria needed to guide historical and cultural conservation of the remaining AAF bases in Texas. This study examines buildings previously considered mundane and expendable...

  19. Flash flooding events in south central Texas

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    Utley, Tom Wilson

    1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    is covered by radars at Hondo and Stephenville, Texas. This technique was developed exclusively for use in the designated study area. Extensive operational testing should be conducted prior to attempting to apply this forecasting technique to any other...

  20. Worth It? Weighing the costs of implementing the state water plan and the consequences of doing nothing

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    Lee, Leslie

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of science-based contributions from the state?s #28;#24; regional water planning groups. Created a#23;er the #28;#27;#26;#25;s drought, TWDB is equipped by the state to provide loans to local governments for needed water supply projects identi#30;ed... tolerate the large #30;nancial undertaking. On January #28;#25;, state Rep. Allan Ri#20;er #30;led two bills: HB #19;, proposing ?the creation and funding of the state water implemen- tation fund for Texas to assist the Texas Water Development Board...

  1. GIS-and Web-based Water Resource Geospatial Infrastructure for Oil Shale Development

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    Zhou, Wei (Wendy) [Wendy; Minnick, Matthew; Geza, Mengistu; Murray, Kyle; Mattson, Earl

    2012-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    The Colorado School of Mines (CSM) was awarded a grant by the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), Department of Energy (DOE) to conduct a research project en- titled GIS- and Web-based Water Resource Geospatial Infrastructure for Oil Shale Development in October of 2008. The ultimate goal of this research project is to develop a water resource geo-spatial infrastructure that serves as baseline data for creating solutions on water resource management and for supporting decisions making on oil shale resource development. The project came to the end on September 30, 2012. This final project report will report the key findings from the project activity, major accomplishments, and expected impacts of the research. At meantime, the gamma version (also known as Version 4.0) of the geodatabase as well as other various deliverables stored on digital storage media will be send to the program manager at NETL, DOE via express mail. The key findings from the project activity include the quantitative spatial and temporal distribution of the water resource throughout the Piceance Basin, water consumption with respect to oil shale production, and data gaps identified. Major accomplishments of this project include the creation of a relational geodatabase, automated data processing scripts (Matlab) for database link with surface water and geological model, ArcGIS Model for hydrogeologic data processing for groundwater model input, a 3D geological model, surface water/groundwater models, energy resource development systems model, as well as a web-based geo-spatial infrastructure for data exploration, visualization and dissemination. This research will have broad impacts of the devel- opment of the oil shale resources in the US. The geodatabase provides a baseline data for fur- ther study of the oil shale development and identification of further data collection needs. The 3D geological model provides better understanding through data interpolation and visualization techniques of the Piceance Basin structure spatial distribution of the oil shale resources. The sur- face water/groundwater models quantify the water shortage and better understanding the spatial distribution of the available water resources. The energy resource development systems model reveals the phase shift of water usage and the oil shale production, which will facilitate better planning for oil shale development. Detailed descriptions about the key findings from the project activity, major accomplishments, and expected impacts of the research will be given in the sec- tion of ACCOMPLISHMENTS, RESULTS, AND DISCUSSION of this report.

  2. DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF COST EFFECTIVE SURFACE MOUNTED WATER TURBINES FOR RURAL ELECTRICITY PRODUCTION

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    Sbester, Andrs

    for further hydro development. Optimization of existing recourses for power harnessing has made application/low head hydro power generation. This project intends to design and develop cost effective design of engineered low head hydro turbines capable of utilizing 2-10 meter of water head and power output 2 to 15 k

  3. Storage and Diseases of the Sweet Potato in Texas.

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    Youngblood, B. (Bonney)

    1919-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    walls and woodwork, as wsll as the floor, should be clisinfectecl by s.pray- ing with a solution of concentrated lime s~~lphur. To malce this. mix 15 pounds of sulphur and 73 pounds of stone (mslacked) lime in suffi- cient hot water to slake the lime... collected on this impor- tant subject, the Texas A. and M. storage house, which is described in this bulletin, was developed. This type of house has been given a severe test under adverse conditions, and has proved very satisfactory. It is relatively !ow...

  4. Texas Nuclear Profile - South Texas Project

    U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

    South Texas Project" "Unit","Summer capacity (mw)","Net generation (thousand mwh)","Summer capacity factor (percent)","Type","Commercial operation date","License expiration date"...

  5. Water, Power, and Development in Twenty-First Century China: The Case of the South-North Water Transfer Project

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    Crow-Miller, Brittany Leigh

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    north every province lacks water (personal communicationsectors and uses lack adequate water resources. Agriculturesewage discharge due to a lack of adequate water treatment

  6. Stochastic Models Applied to Operation of Reservoirs in the Upper Colorado River Basin in Texas

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    Clark, R. A.; O'Connor, G. E.; Curry, G. L.; Helm, J. C.

    TR-47 1973 Stochastic Models Applied to Operation of Reservoirs in the Upper Colorado River Basin in Texas R.A. Clark G.E. O?Connor G.L. Curry J.C. Helm Texas Water Resources Institute Texas A...

  7. Trans-Pecos Wagon Trail Tour West Texas Historical Association Annual Meeting

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    Rock, Chris

    Trans-Pecos Wagon Trail Tour West Texas Historical Association Annual Meeting April 3, 2014, Odessa, Texas. Historically it was major landmark on the trail west as one of a few fordable sections of the Pecos in West Texas, and as a first source of water for about 75 miles on the wagon and stage route from

  8. Water Use Optimization Toolset Project: Development and Demonstration Phase Draft Report

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Gasper, John R. [Argonne National Laboratory] [Argonne National Laboratory; Veselka, Thomas D. [Argonne National Laboratory] [Argonne National Laboratory; Mahalik, Matthew R. [Argonne National Laboratory] [Argonne National Laboratory; Hayse, John W. [Argonne National Laboratory] [Argonne National Laboratory; Saha, Samrat [Argonne National Laboratory] [Argonne National Laboratory; Wigmosta, Mark S. [PNNL] [PNNL; Voisin, Nathalie [PNNL] [PNNL; Rakowski, Cynthia [PNNL] [PNNL; Coleman, Andre [PNNL] [PNNL; Lowry, Thomas S. [SNL] [SNL

    2014-05-19T23:59:59.000Z

    This report summarizes the results of the development and demonstration phase of the Water Use Optimization Toolset (WUOT) project. It identifies the objective and goals that guided the project, as well as demonstrating potential benefits that could be obtained by applying the WUOT in different geo-hydrologic systems across the United States. A major challenge facing conventional hydropower plants is to operate more efficiently while dealing with an increasingly uncertain water-constrained environment and complex electricity markets. The goal of this 3-year WUOT project, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), is to improve water management, resulting in more energy, revenues, and grid services from available water, and to enhance environmental benefits from improved hydropower operations and planning while maintaining institutional water delivery requirements. The long-term goal is for the WUOT to be used by environmental analysts and deployed by hydropower schedulers and operators to assist in market, dispatch, and operational decisions.

  9. Talking sustainability: Federal intiatives target major water resources concerns

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    Lee, Leslie

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    by congressional funding. The following Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI) projects have impacted major water resource problems in Texas and beyond. Ogallala Aquifer Project The Ogallala Aquifer, stretching from South Dakota to Texas, covers 174...,000 square miles, including 36,080 square miles in the Texas High Plains. In western Kansas and the Texas High Plains, the aquifer is declining at an unacceptable rate. Aquifer depletion rates of 1 to 3 feet per year are common in that region...

  10. Talking sustainability:Federal initiatives target major water resources concerns

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    Lee, Leslie

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    by congressional funding. The following Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI) projects have impacted major water resource problems in Texas and beyond. Ogallala Aquifer Project The Ogallala Aquifer, stretching from South Dakota to Texas, covers 174...,000 square miles, including 36,080 square miles in the Texas High Plains. In western Kansas and the Texas High Plains, the aquifer is declining at an unacceptable rate. Aquifer depletion rates of 1 to 3 feet per year are common in that region...

  11. TEEX tackles toxins: TEEX develops ECLOX protocols to detect toxins in drinking water

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    Jordan, Leslie

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Specialist Keith McLeroy: The equipment came with minimal instructions and no protocols for establishing baseline data for comparing the ECLOX readings. TCEQ turned to the TEEX Water and Wastewater Program to establish baseline data for 24 public...,? said McLeroy of TEEX?s Infrastructure Training and Safety Institute. ?After many years of looking at every research paper with the word ?ECLOX? in it, we were the first to actually achieve this (developing the protocols) with drinking water...

  12. Corn Hybrids for Texas.

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    Bockholt, A. J.; Collier, J. W.

    1960-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . Land resource areas and corn test locations. Discussion of Results e areas affords an opportunity to determine if any Weather conditions were highly differences in adaptation to climatic and general corn production during the 3 soil conditions... usually has a climate for corn production and appr TABLE 6. CORN PERFORMANCE TEST, EAST BERLANDS, 1957-59 Bushels of shelled corn per acre ' Y-1 Kirby- Nacog- Mount Bowie' jr: ville doches Jyk~leasant countv A'! Texas 30 Texas 32 Texas 28 Texas...

  13. Texas Electricity Update

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    Lloyd, B.

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Texas Electricity Update CATEE 2012 Galveston, Texas Brian Lloyd Executive Director Public Utility Commission of Texas October 10, 2012 1 2 Drought Summary May Reserve Margin Report 3 Demand Growth by Region 4 105? Normal... 917 Firm Load Forecast, MW 65,649 68,403 71,692 73,957 75,360 76,483 CATEE 2012 Questions? Brian H. Lloyd Executive Director Public Utility Commission of Texas 512-936-7040 14 ...

  14. Fertilizing Texas Patures.

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    Trew, E. M.; Bennett, W. F.

    1960-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    pounds of N, 45 pounds of P,05 and 165 pounds of K20. These quantities of plant nutrients would not necessarily all have to be added in the form of fertilizer, for some would become available through natural processes of decom- position of organic... Fertilizing Texas Pastures 1- TEXAS AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION&ERVICE J. E. HUTCHISON. DIRECTOR, COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS [Blank Page in Original Bulletin] Fertilizing Texas Pastures E. M. TREW, Extension Pasture Specialist W. F. BENNETT, Extension...

  15. DEVELOPING A COST EFFECTIVE ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTION FOR PRODUCED WATER AND CREATING A ''NEW'' WATER RESOURCE

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    Glenn Doran

    1997-04-28T23:59:59.000Z

    This report summarizes the status of this project for the quarter January 1, 1997 to March 31, 1997. Phase II has been started and Task 7, Develop Pilot Scale Test Work Plan has been completed. The operational portion of this phase, Task 8 has been initiated with several pieces of pilot equipment already on-site. The start up of the full process train will not occur until the next quarter. The project is slightly behind schedule. A no cost extension was requested and was granted. The anticipated completion date is December 31, 1997. The project is on budget.

  16. Home Energy Appraisal Form of the Texas Association of Builders

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    Moore, J.

    1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    HOME ENERGY APPRAISAL FORM OF THE TEXAS ASSOCIATION OF BUILDERS JIM MOORE Chairman Energy Committee Austin. Texas ABSTRACT The Home Energy Appraisal Rating form is a versatile, climate specific point system, based on actual performance... (LBL) in Berkeley. California for the purpose of performing energy simulations for buildings were used by Steven Winter Associates in developing the rating points for the TAB rating forms for the six designated areas of Texas. LBL also developed...

  17. Sandia Energy - Energy and Water Data Portal

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    Energy and Water Data Portal Home Climate & Earth Systems WaterEnergy Nexus Decision Models for Integrating EnergyWater Energy and Water in the Western and Texas Interconnects...

  18. Outdoor Recreation -- Potential in East Texas.

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    Schmedemann, Ivan W. (Ivan Wayne); Wooten, Alvin B.; Franklin, W. D. (William D.)

    1964-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    corrected for price changes. Table 3. Types of Fresh Water Used by Fishermen, Texas, 1960' Types of fresh water fished Fresh water fishermen Total Man-made Lakes Large Small2 Natural Lakes Rivers and Streams Percent 100.0 Source: Bureau of Census...,000 Picnic tables (3) ---------------------. 60 - Total ----- - - ----- --------------. ,060 Annual income : Membership fees.. .........-...--------------- $ 500 Members maintenance -.-..--------------- 250 Tot $ 750 Annual expenses: Road $ 75...

  19. Development and Validation of a Gas-Fired Residential Heat Pump Water Heater - Final Report

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    Michael Garrabrant; Roger Stout; Paul Glanville; Janice Fitzgerald; Chris Keinath

    2013-01-21T23:59:59.000Z

    For gas-fired residential water heating, the U.S. and Canada is predominantly supplied by minimum efficiency storage water heaters with Energy Factors (EF) in the range of 0.59 to 0.62. Higher efficiency and higher cost ($700 - $2,000) options serve about 15% of the market, but still have EFs below 1.0, ranging from 0.65 to 0.95. To develop a new class of water heating products that exceeds the traditional limit of thermal efficiency, the project team designed and demonstrated a packaged water heater driven by a gas-fired ammonia-water absorption heat pump. This gas-fired heat pump water heater can achieve EFs of 1.3 or higher, at a consumer cost of $2,000 or less. Led by Stone Mountain Technologies Inc. (SMTI), with support from A.O. Smith, the Gas Technology Institute (GTI), and Georgia Tech, the cross-functional team completed research and development tasks including cycle modeling, breadboard evaluation of two cycles and two heat exchanger classes, heat pump/storage tank integration, compact solution pump development, combustion system specification, and evaluation of packaged prototype GHPWHs. The heat pump system extracts low grade heat from the ambient air and produces high grade heat suitable for heating water in a storage tank for domestic use. Product features that include conventional installation practices, standard footprint and reasonable economic payback, position the technology to gain significant market penetration, resulting in a large reduction of energy use and greenhouse gas emissions from domestic hot water production.

  20. Solar PV water pumping system for rural development in Nepal: Problems and prospects

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    Shrestha, J.N. [Inst. of Engineering, Kathmandu (Nepal). Dept. of Electronics Engineering

    1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Although PV water pumping systems have high initial costs, they require virtually no maintenance, require no fuel and thus save foreign exchange. They are easy to install and operate, have no moving parts and hence are highly reliable and durable and are modular in nature for future expansion, PV systems are found to be competitive with conventional diesel generator systems. Despite the above mentioned facts policy makers are still not convinced that solar PV water pumping systems can support rural development. This paper gives reasons for the failures of some solar PV water pumping projects in Nepal. Development of solar electricity totaling about 800 KWp in Nepal is briefly highlighted. Basic preconditions are identified for the successful operation of solar PV water pumping systems. The findings of successful solar PV water pumping systems are highlighted with specific reference to socio-economic impacts in the rural society. Subsidy policy of the government on solar PV water pumping systems is analyzed. Development of a spontaneous market for community solar PV water pumping system is analyzed. Suggestions are given on how solar PV water pumping system can be made more affordable by village people. Typical Nepalese rural areas are found to be suitable and economical for SPVWPS. Site evaluation procedure is given. Finally, the paper indicates the important of training for the local people in installation, operation and routine maintenance to ensure the reliability of the SPVWPS. The paper emphasizes the involvement of end-users from the very beginning of planning stage of SPVWPS. Detail comparison between a SPVWPS and an equivalent diesel generator is also indicated in the paper.

  1. An Analysis of the Development of Shoot Apices in Excised Immature Zygotic Cotton Embryos (Gossypium hirsutum cv Texas Marker-1)

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    Arnold, Marianne

    2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

    culture medium developed by Beasley and Ting (1973, 1974) DPA Days past anthesis Fix To kill and preserve tissue for microscopic examination HIR High irradiance response LFR Low fluence response LED Light emitting diode MS... controlled the ability of shoots to regenerate in the dark. Recent advances in light emitting diode (LED) technology have led to a renewed interest in the effects of light in tissue culture systems. Li et al. tested the effect of red and blue LEDs...

  2. An Analysis of the Development of Shoot Apices in Excised Immature Zygotic Cotton Embryos (Gossypium hirsutum cv Texas Marker-1)

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    Arnold, Marianne

    2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

    culture medium developed by Beasley and Ting (1973, 1974) DPA Days past anthesis Fix To kill and preserve tissue for microscopic examination HIR High irradiance response LFR Low fluence response LED Light emitting diode MS... controlled the ability of shoots to regenerate in the dark. Recent advances in light emitting diode (LED) technology have led to a renewed interest in the effects of light in tissue culture systems. Li et al. tested the effect of red and blue LEDs...

  3. Main Canal, Maverick County Water Control and Improvement District above Central Power and Light hydro-electric plant, at Maverick and Kinney Counties, Texas

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    Ledbetter, John J

    1952-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    BAIN CANAL NA~ICK COUNTY WATW CONTROL AND INPROllZXBZ DISTRICT ABOVE C~ POWER AND LION HYDRO ELECTRIC PLANT& AT, SIAVERICK AND KINNEY COUNT'S, T~~S By John J. Ledbetter, Jr. Approved as to style and content by: (Che man Committee Heed of pa... ment or Student Advisor May l952 MAIN CANAL RIA~ICK C01E1TY EATER CONTROL AND INPROVZGiWZ DISTRICT ABOVE G~ F01' AND LIGHT HYDRO-ELECTRIC PLANT, AT MAVERICK AND KINNEY GGKJZIES ~ TEXAS By John J. Ledbetter, Jr, A Thesis Submitted...

  4. An Addendum to Texas Tech University's Making it possible... 2010-2020 Strategic Plan Strategic Plan for Research

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    Gelfond, Michael

    development of West Texas, Texas, the nation, and the world. While these efforts--especially those in the pastAn Addendum to Texas Tech University's Making it possible... 2010-2020 Strategic Plan Strategic Plan for Research april 2010 TexAs Tech UniversiTy #12;3 6 11 17 28 30 31 Contents I. Vision Statement

  5. Development of Environmentally Benign Heat Pump Water Heaters for the US Market

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    Abdelaziz, Omar [ORNL] [ORNL; Wang, Kai [ORNL] [ORNL; Vineyard, Edward Allan [ORNL] [ORNL; Roetker, Jack [General Electric - Appliance Park] [General Electric - Appliance Park

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Improving energy efficiency in water heating applications is important to the nation's energy strategies. Water heating in residential and commercial buildings accounts for about 10% of U.S. buildings energy consumption. Heat pump water heating (HPWH) technology is a significant breakthrough in energy efficiency, as an alternative to electric resistance water heating. Heat pump technology has shown acceptable payback period with proper incentives and successful market penetration is emerging. However, current HPWH require the use of refrigerants with high Global Warming Potential (GWP). Furthermore, current system designs depend greatly on the backup resistance heaters when the ambient temperature is below freezing or when hot water demand increases. Finally, the performance of current HPWH technology degrades greatly as the water set point temperature exceeds 330 K. This paper presents the potential for carbon dioxide, CO2, as a natural, environmentally benign alternative refrigerant for HPWH technology. In this paper, we first describe the system design, implications and opportunities of operating a transcritical cycle. Next, a prototype CO2 HPWH design featuring flexible component evaluation capability is described. The experimental setup and results are then illustrated followed by a brief discussion on the measured system performance. The paper ends with conclusions and recommendations for the development of CO2 heat pump water heating technology suitable for the U.S. market.

  6. Vision North Texas

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    Walz, K.

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    , 2011 ? ? FW D 16 County Region for Vision North Texas 5.3M people in 2000; 6.5M in 2010; 9.5M in 2030; 11.7M in 2050 ESL-KT-11-11-18 CATEE 2011, Dallas, Texas, Nov. 7 ? 9, 2011 ESL-KT-11-11-18 CATEE 2011, Dallas, Texas, Nov. 7 ? 9, 2011 ESL-KT-11..., Dallas, Texas, Nov. 7 ? 9, 2011 ESL-KT-11-11-18 CATEE 2011, Dallas, Texas, Nov. 7 ? 9, 2011 ESL-KT-11-11-18 CATEE 2011, Dallas, Texas, Nov. 7 ? 9, 2011 2030 ?Business as usual? households/acre ESL-KT-11-11-18 CATEE 2011, Dallas, Texas, Nov. 7 ? 9, 2011...

  7. LIRIOMYZA LEAFMINERS, ASSOCITED PARASITOIDS AND INSECTICIDE EVALUATION IN SOUTH TEXAS

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    Hernandez Moreno, Ricardo

    2010-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

    . Field surveys were conducted on various pepper varieties in different cities of South Texas. Insecticide evaluation was carried out on field plots in Weslaco TX using the different insecticide treatments and water. To determine the insecticides? lethal...

  8. Texas Gas Service- Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

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    Texas Gas Service offers an incentive for its residential customers within the Austin and Sunset Valley city limits to install new central furnaces, hydronic water heaters, high efficiency gas...

  9. Changing the spatial location of electricity generation to increase water availability in areas with drought: a feasibility study and quantification of air quality impacts in Texas

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    Pacsi, Adam P

    The feasibility, cost, and air quality impacts of using electrical grids to shift water use from drought-stricken regions to areas with more water availability were examined. Power plant cooling represents a large portion ...

  10. Water, Power, and Development in Twenty-First Century China: The Case of the South-North Water Transfer Project

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    Crow-Miller, Brittany Leigh

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and Brian Halweil. Chinas Water Shortage Could Shake Worldslow as a result of water shortage and forcing investmentHebei eases Beijing Water Shortage. Available at: http://

  11. Water, Power, and Development in Twenty-First Century China: The Case of the South-North Water Transfer Project

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    Crow-Miller, Brittany Leigh

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Spatial-Geographic Models of Water Scarcity and Supply inBS""hijkg,l+ !" +2011m)g 2030 Water Resources Group (WRG). Charting Our Water Future: Economic frameworks to inform

  12. House Appropriations Committee'Report FY04 Energy and Water Development Act

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    House Appropriations Committee'Report FY04 Energy and Water Development Act Fusion-relevant Sections "FUSION ENERGY SCIENCES "The Committee recommendation for fusion energy sciences is $268 of the Administration's proposal to re-engage in the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) project

  13. Transmission electron microscopy of oxide development on 9Cr ODS steel in supercritical water

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    Motta, Arthur T.

    is on the ferriticmartensitic 9Cr ODS steel, which was originally developed by JAEA for use in sodium-cooled fast. 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. 1. Introduction The supercritical water reactor (SCWR) is one of the Generation- IV nuclear reactor concepts, currently being studied to help meet future

  14. Senate Energy and Water Development Subcommittee Markup of the FY14 Budget June 25, 2013

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    mean, in short, solar energy is capturing the energy from the sun and bringing it to the earth. Fusion is creating the energy of the sunSenate Energy and Water Development Subcommittee Markup of the FY14 Budget June 25, 2013 Webcast

  15. Development of directional capabilities to an ultradeep water dynamic kill simulator and simulations runs

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    Meier, Hector Ulysses

    2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . Unfortunately with greater challenges there are greater risks of losing control and blowing out a well. A dynamic kill simulator was developed in late 2004 to model initial conditions of a blowout in ultradeep water and to calculate the minimum kill rate...

  16. North Texas Undergraduate Psychology Research

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    O'Toole, Alice J.

    ) 2.602 The University of Texas at Dallas 800 West Campbell Road Ricahrdson, Texas 75080 For moreNorth Texas Undergraduate Psychology Research Conference The North Texas Undergraduate Psychology, you will present to faculty, students, and members of the community in the north Texas area

  17. Home sweet home: Texas A&M AgriLife opens the first WaterSense-labeled house in Dallas-Fort Worth

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    Lee, Leslie

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    by up to #25;#30;#30; per year. WaterSense program following EnergyStar?s lead ?EPA modeled the WaterSense product program a#14;er the EnergyStar program,? Woodson said. ?#29;e EnergyStar program changed the way manufac- turers made electronic... equipment, giving them incentives to get that EnergyStar label. WaterSense wants to do that same thing, with all water-using appliances, irrigation materials, all of it.? #29;e WaterSense-labeling program currently is focused on products that provide a...

  18. The Development and Validation of a Pre-Evaluation Instrument for the Virtual College of Texas to Measure Quality in Distance Education Courses

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    Claus, Edna Q.

    2010-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

    II REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE ....................................................................14? What Is Distance Education? .....................................................................................................14? History...-provider model of its member colleges (Virtual College of Texas Operations Manual, 2006). During the 2005 summer the consortia members received a notice by the Southern Association of Schools and Colleges (SACS) that they were to provide a detailed review...

  19. An intraseasonal price analysis for Texas fresh grapefruit

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    Smith, E. G

    1975-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    determining those factors which had the greatest influence on weekly and monthly Texas fresh F. O. B. shipping point grapefruit price. This equation was then used in developing a conditional allocative system for intraseasonal shipments which would maximize... shipments seemed to have more effect in determining Texas price than did shipments from any other producing region even though Texas produces only 16 percent of the grapefruit produced in the U. S. Similar equations run for Florida fresh grapefruit...

  20. Texas Range Plants Poisonous to Livestock.

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    Sperry, Omer Edison

    1955-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    College Staiion, Texas CONTENTS Page Pap INTRODUCTION ........................... .------------------ , 3 PART 11. PLANTS LESS COMMONLY TOXIC TO LIVESTOCK THE PROBLEM --------.--------.----------.------------------ 3 Aloysia lycioides, Whitebrush... ------.-.-------... ... 35 ACKNOWLEDGMENTS 3 Amaranthzts spp., Careless weed ----------.-.... 3.5 PART 1. IPLAKTS MOST COMMONLY TOXIC TO LIVESTOCK A pocynum canna binum, Dogbane, Indian hemp 35 Cicuta curtissii. Water hemlock -_--------.-...... 36 Acacia berlandieri...