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. Institutional Factors Influencing Water Development in Texas

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    Trock, W. L.

    to provide for (1) the interbasin diversions proposed by the Texas Water Plan, (2) the creation and management of transfer systems and (3) distribution of water within importing areas and fulfillment of financial obligations. These will be expressed...

  3. 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....

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. Jorge A. Arroyo, P.E. Texas Water Development Board

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    Yang, Zong-Liang

    conservation and water-related research Water resource data collection and research #12;#12;Water Science Guidance Seawater Pilot Plant Studies Stormwater Harvesting Guidance Rainwater Harvesting Guidance

  7. 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

  8. 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...

  9. 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... AgriLife Research, the River Systems Institute at Texas State University, Texas Institute for Applied Environmental Research at Tarleton State University, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to create the Texas Watershed Planning...

  10. Champions of Texas Water

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    Wythe, Kathy

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    reuse, she is a firm believer in the market system. ?I think the market is the solution. I think the state forcing rural people to give under- priced water to urban areas is not right.? Solving these water issues needs to be sooner rather than later..., a South Texas lawyer for 40 years, has worked with Combs and White on several water issues. ?They both have real high quality of moral courage; they stand for and support what they believe in as opposed to what people might want them to stand...

  11. Texas Stream Team: Ambassadors for Texas water quality

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    Wythe, Kathy

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    tx H2O | pg. 23 Story by Kathy Wythe Ambassadors for Texas water Roger Miranda of Texas Commission on Environmental Quality volunteers as a certified trainer for Texas Stream Team. Photo by Robert Sams, Texas Stream Team Texas stream... team continued tx H2O | pg. 24 An African proverb says it takes a village to raise a child. However, the Texas Stream Team would say it takes a group of citizens to monitor Texas waters. The Texas Stream Team, formerly Texas Watch, is based...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. Texas Surface Water Quality Standards

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    1 Texas Surface Water Quality Standards 30 TAC Chapter 307 Lori Hamilton Water Quality Standards of the water quality standards for a water body will be conducted Types of UAAs Aquatic Life Use (ALU) UAAs 2 procedures in conjunction with Standards revision Before Conducting a UAA Coordinate with your TCEQ project

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

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

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    Wythe, Kathy

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and policy and to diversify the state?s water supplies were the common threads at the Texas Water Summit, organized by #31;e Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas, in May. Many expressed a carpe diem theme of ?let?s not waste... and chair of the Texas A&M University Water Program, speaks to Texas Water Summit attendees in May about water law in Texas. Photo courtesy of The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas. think about developing more speci#28;c measures...

  18. Water Resource Uses and Issues in Texas.

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    McNeely, John G.; Lacewell, Ronald D.

    1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    , the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency was petitioned to designate the Edwards Aquifer as a sole-source aquifer under the provisions of the Safe Drinking Water Act. About 90 percent of the recharge of the Edwards Underground Reservoir is from... 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  1. 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...

  2. Texas Water Resources Institute Annual Technical Report

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    ); economics of water use (1); water treatment (1) and water quality (5). Note that several projects includeTexas 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

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. Water marketing in Texas: myth or reality

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    Miller, Ernest B.

    1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of about 37. 1 million acre-feet of water. Storage capacity for flood protection in the reservoirs totals about 17. 9 million acre ? feet (TWDB, 1990). FIGURE I - River Basins of Texas TEXAS WATER COMMISSION SURFACE WATER USE PERMITTING PROGRAM 1989... that can be withdrawn annually from total storage through extended draught periods, dependable run-of-the-river supplies, and dependable supplies in certain reservoirs that are operated in other than a firm yield mode (TWDB, 1990). The dependable firm...

  9. 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...

  10. 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

  11. Texas Water Resources Institute Annual Technical Report

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    water in Houston and its adjoining communities was produced from surface water. The remainingTexas Water Resources Institute Annual Technical Report FY 2000 Introduction The 2000 research, the evaluation of membrane technologies to treat drinking water, and the use of well nests to monitor recharge

  12. 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.

  13. 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...

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

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    Richardson, William Earl

    2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

    INSTITUTIONAL PROCESSES AFFECTING THE PROVISION OF WATER RESOURCES FOR PUBLIC RECREATIO'NAL USE IN TEXAS A Thesis by WILLIAM EARI RICHARDSON Submitted to the Graduate College cf Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirement... 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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,...

  19. CONTAINERIZATION AND RELATED TRENDS AT TEXAS DEEP WATER PORTS

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    Texas at Austin, University of

    0-5538-P2 CONTAINERIZATION AND RELATED TRENDS AT TEXAS DEEP WATER PORTS Robert Harrison Nathan. At present, four Texas deep-water ports rank in the top 10 U.S water ports by shipment weight given by the Project Director, Raul Cantu, P.E., (TPP) and Program Coordinator, Mario Medina, P.E., (LRD

  20. texas bacterial source tracking library Protection of our water resources is one of the most

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    of these sources is needed to target best management practices and develop bacterial total maximum daily loads significant environmental challenges of the new millen- nium. According to the 2010 Texas Water Quality and current practices, scientific advances and improvements in application. Collaborators · Texas Agri

  1. 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...

  2. Texas Water Resources Institute Annual Technical Report

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    , of Texas Tech University, examined cotton-biofuels production systems in a changing High Plains Environment

  3. Texas Water Resources Institute Annual Technical Report

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    Tewari of Texas A&M University, studied carbon aerogel electrodes: absorption-desorption and regeneration

  4. Decision Analysis on Water Resources Planning and Management for an Arid Metropolitan Center in West Texas

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    Shih, C. S.; Dean, J. H.

    TR- 54 1973 Decision Analysis on Water Recourses Planning and Management for an Arid Metropolitan Center in West Texas C.S. Shih J.H. Dean Texas Water Resources Institute Texas A...

  5. North Central Texas Water Quality Final Report

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    Berthold, T. Allen

    source pollution sources in the watershed. The District has already initiated efforts to address the water quality issues, developing a water quality monitoring program to collect data for these reservoirs and their associated watersheds. The District... has collected water quality data for nearly 40 parameters since 1989. Effluent discharges from the wastewater treatment plans and nonpoint source pollution from urban and agricultural runoff are reported as the major causes for water quality...

  6. 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

  7. Sargassum Early Advisory System (SEAS): Developing the Standard Operating Procedure of Investigating the Hourly Growth Rate of Sargassum While Suspended in the Neritic Coastal waters off of Galveston, Texas. (May 2014)

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    Hill, Brandon Nicholas

    2014-01-22T23:59:59.000Z

    Scholars Thesis by BRANDON N. HILL Submitted to Honors and Undergraduate Research Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the designation as an UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH SCHOLAR Approved by Research Advisor... in the Neritic Coastal waters off of Galveston, Texas. (May 2014) Brandon N. Hill Ocean and Coastal Resources Texas A&M University at Galveston Research Advisor: Dr. Thomas L. Linton Marine Science Department Sargassum, a pelagic brown alga, is a...

  8. 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

  9. 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.

  10. 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...

  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. 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...

  13. 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 and Resources Portland State University P O Box 751 Portland OR 97207-0751 October, 1997 Draft of paper in Water Resources Research, 34(4), 849-854, 1998. #12;2 CHEMICAL COSTS OF WATER TREATMENT DUE TO DIMINISHED WATER

  14. A study of the future water requirements of the state of Texas and the projected plan to meet them as presented by the United States Study Commission - Texas

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    Wortham, Gene Rye

    1964-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    that my education could be continued. G. W. August, 1963 111 CONTENTS Page List of Tables List of Plates Chapter vi I. Introduction II. Water Resources I II. Water Requirements IV. The Water Development Plan 15 31 34 V. Views and Comments... University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Sanuary, 1964 Major Subject Business Adzninistration A STUDY OF THE FUTURE WATER REQUIREMENTS. OF THE STATE OF TEXAS AND THE PROJECTED PLAN TO MEET...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. texas well owner network More than a million private water

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    the successful Texas Watershed Stewards program by emphasizing best management practices (BMPs). Agri have a better understanding of the relation- ships between practices in or near wells and the quality ·U.S. Environmental Protection Agency twon.tamu.edu Private water wells have a greater risk

  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 on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data CenterFranconia, Virginia:FAQ < RAPID Jump to: navigation, search RAPID RegulatoryRAPID/Geothermal/WaterGeothermal/Water Use/Texas <

  19. 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

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

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    title environmental protection Author Janet Wyman Storm Water and Pretreatment Team Wastewater Permitting Section Water Quality Division TCEQ Texas Commission on Environmental...

  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. 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...

  3. Resources for Small Water Systems in Texas

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

    2007-03-28T23:59:59.000Z

    supply and wastewater treatment projects through state bonds and federal grants. TWDB administers the Economically Distressed Areas Program (EDAP), which provides fi nancial assistance to eligible counties and communities. Some counties are eligible.... The U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Utilities Service has a Water and Wastewater Disposal Program that gives loans and grants to water systems in rural areas and to towns with fewer than 10,000 people. Emergency Community Water Assistance...

  4. United: How one computer model makes Texas surface water management possible

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    Lee, Leslie

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Story by Leslie Lee Summer 2013 tx H2O 3 Photo by Kathleen Phillips, Texas A&M AgriLife UNITED How one computer model makes Texas surface water management possible Managing surface water supplies in Texas is complex, to say the least. Multiple... of conditions. W#15;P enables surface water managers throughout Texas to allocate water resources, plan for the future and ensure there is enough water for environmental as well as human needs. A statewide surface water permitting system is born Prior...

  5. 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

    The water level anomaly, or the difference between the observed water level and that predicted by harmonic analysis (meteorological tide), was studied in this thesis for two locations on the northwestern Gulf of Mexico. Wind and water level...

  6. ANNUAL DRINKING WATER REPORT FOR 2013 Texas A&M University

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    ANNUAL DRINKING WATER REPORT FOR 2013 Texas A&M University (979-862-4606) The Texas Commission system and has determined that our water is safe to drink. As part of their ongoing monitoring of public water systems the TCEQ has requested us to provide you the following report. The Annual Drinking Water

  7. Development of a Texas Building Registry

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    Gilman, D. R.; Haberl, J.; Kayati, M.; O'Neal, S.

    . ft; or average SHGC. Data provided by partners is kept secure database server located at the Texas A&M University. Individual results from the Registry will not be displayed to further respect the privacy of individuals who have provided the data....

  8. 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...

  9. 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

  10. 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.

    COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE AND LIFE SCIENCES TR-367 2010 Economies of Size in Municipal Water-Treatment Technologies: A Texas Lower Rio Grande Valley Case Study By: Christopher N. Boyer1, M. Edward Rister2... Resources Institute Technical Report No. 367 Texas A&M University System College Station, Texas 77843-2118 July 2010 Economies of Size in Municipal Water-Treatment Technologies: A Texas Lower Rio Grande Valley Case Study July 2010 Texas Water...

  11. 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... OF INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT IN TEXAS CITRUS H. A. Dean Texas Agricultural Experiment Station 2415 East Highway 83 Weslaco, Texas 78596 J. Victor French Texas A&I University Citrus Center P.O. Box 2000 Weslaco, Texas 78596 Dale Meyerdirk USDA, ARS...

  12. 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.

  13. 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

    ECONOMIES OF SIZE IN MUNICIPAL WATER TREATMENT TECHNOLOGIES: TEXAS LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY A Thesis by CHRISTOPHER NEIL BOYER 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 August 2008 Major Subject: Agricultural Economics ECONOMIES OF SIZE IN MUNICIPAL WATER TREATMENT TECHNOLOGIES: TEXAS LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY A Thesis by CHRISTOPHER NEIL BOYER Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. Texas A&M IT Project Management Office System Development Life Cycle Template Guide V1.0

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    Texas A&M IT Project Management Office System Development Life Cycle Template Guide V1.0 #12;Texas A&M IT Project Management Office System Development Life Cycle Template Guide V1.0 Texas A...............................................................................................................................24 #12;Texas A&M IT Project Management Office System Development Life Cycle Template Guide V1.0 Texas

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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

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

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    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Winter 2013 tx H2O 7 Image from CGTextures.com TEXAS A&M AGENCIES REQUEST FUNDING TO ADDRESS WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT With the drought of #18;#25;#28;#28; exposing the frailty of Texas water supplies and management, highlighting the state... capabilities in water resource management to bene#30;t Texans. #31;e agencies are requesting #17;#18;#25; million for an exceptional appropriations item from the #22;#21;rd Texas Legislature for #30;scal years #18;#25;#28;#19;?#18;#25;#28;#26; that focuses...

  1. 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 on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home5b9fcbce19 No revisionEnvReviewNonInvasiveExplorationUT-gTaguspark Jump to:TetraSun Jump to:Department Jump to:College Wind

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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

    with small water systems to develop volun- tary assessments of the homeland security threats that they face. EPA provides assistance to small systems through education work- shops and seminars, reports and guidelines, and tutorials on CD. In 2005 EPA...

  5. The Texas Water Journal Forum Water, Politics & Drought: The Proposition 6 vote, a way-too-early look at the next

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    on a variety of issues, including water supply planning, water quality management, and environmental defense devoted to the timely consideration of Texas water resources management and policy issues fromThe Texas Water Journal Forum Water, Politics & Drought: The Proposition 6 vote, a way

  6. 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...

  7. 2004-2005 Texas Water Resources Institute Mills Scholarship Application Water Management, Soil Salinity and Landscape Ecology in Laguna

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    Herbert, Bruce

    : Bruce Herbert (O) 979-845-2405 herbert@geo.tamu.edu #12;Heather R. Miller 2004-05 TWRI Mills 2 Water2004-2005 Texas Water Resources Institute Mills Scholarship Application Water Management, Soil Salinity and Landscape Ecology in Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge Heather R. Miller Department

  8. 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...

  9. Zoogeography and systematics of the shallow water echinodermata of Texas

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    Pomory, Christopher Mark

    2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

    , Curacao, Florida, Jamaica, Mexico, sippi, Montserrat, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South na, St. Thomas, Surinam, Texas, Venezuela, West Africa 15), Bathymetric range - to 80 M, Discus but do sion: This species is not as common as L. clathrata, es...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. Development of Revised Energy Standards for Texas Buildings: Preliminary Results

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    Hunn, B. D.; Jones, J. W.; Silver, S. C.

    1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    for Energy Studies (CES) at The University of Texas at Austin is revising and updating the nonresidential building portion of the Energy Conservation Manual. The proposed revision is a Texas-specific adaptation of ASHRAE Standard 90.1P ("Energy Efficient...

  13. Water Development Districts (South Dakota)

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The South Dakota Conservancy District is a governmental agency administered by the Board of Water and Natural Resources, but its duties are predominantly carried out by local Water Development...

  14. 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...

  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-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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. The development of a new evaporation formula for Texas

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    Moe, R. D

    2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

    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... meteorological parameters, such as temperature, wind speed, and relative humidity. These investigations have often been hampered by a lack of reliable data and non-standard instrumenta- tion. In addition, there has been a great deal of con- troversy over...

  1. 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

    desert environments since it can be applied in granular form and allowed to melt to seal pores in the soil surface. Frasier et al. (1979), using a sprinkler system to create runoff on a four year old paraffin coated catchment area, found a runoff...SOIL AND WATER DYNAMICS IN A MICROCATCHMENT SYSTEM FOR RANGE IMPROVEMENT IN WEST TEXAS A Thesis by STEVEN JAY MARANZ Submitted to the office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements...

  2. 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...

  3. Development of Baseline Monthly Utility Models for Fort Hood, Texas

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    Reddy, T. A.; Saman, N. F.; Claridge, D. E.; Haberl, J. S.; Turner, W. D.; Chalifoux, A.

    monthly models for electricity use, electricity demand, gas use, and water use for the three cantonment areas of Fort Hood have been developed. Such models can be used as screening tools for detecting changes in future utility bills and also to track...

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

    Energy Savers [EERE]

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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Social Perceptions of Drinking Water Quality in South Texas

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    Garcia, Victor

    2011-04-28T23:59:59.000Z

    quality in the Lower Rio Grande Valley were examined, notably trying to assess the gap in social perceptions between key water managers and the colonia residents. A semi-structured interview methodology was used upon the key water managers in order...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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

    /or Robertson County sites on the following dates: January 9, 2013 February 10, 2013 March 10, 2013 April 3, 2013 May 9, 2013 May 16, 2013 May 21, 2013 June 3, 2013 June 10, 2013 July 15, 2013 Results from the analysis... Research Service Texas Water Resources Institute TR-452 November 2013 Preliminary evaluation of VTA effectiveness to protect runoff water quality on small pork production facilities in Texas STATE NONPOINT SOURCE GRANT PROGRAM TSSWCB PROJECT...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. Water Conservation is a critical priority in Texas. To

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    ://fcs.tamu.edu/housing/healthy_homes/indo or_air_quality/biological_pollutants/index.php Healthy Homes Some of the most serious health problems risks. Parents can examine risks from lead-based paint, indoor air pollution, and drinking water risks, and control measures related to common residential indoor air problems and to help consumers

  17. 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...

  18. 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:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr MayAtmospheric Optical Depth7-1D: VegetationEquipment Surfaces andMapping RichlandScatteringWater Vapor Continuum in1DWater Plan *

  19. 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...

  20. 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

    DEVELOPMENT OF A WEB-BASED, EMISSIONS REDUCTION CALCULATOR FOR GREEN POWER PURCHASES FROM TEXAS WIND ENERGY PROVIDERS Zi Liu, Ph.D. Research Engineer Jeff S. Haberl, Ph.D., P.E. Professor/Assc. Director Juan... 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...

  1. 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.

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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

    ure 1. Grain yield cumulative probability distributions for the simulated ratoon cropped-plant crop and for the single cropped-plant crop, from 1939-1978, Temple, Texas. Field Capacity = 15 cm. 2. Grain yield cumulative probability distributions... initial values of soil water, from 1939-1978, Temple, Texas. Field Capacity = 20 cm. 63 LIST OF TABLES Table 1. Simulation Series I. Comparison of the Hydrologic Components and Crop Yields for Forty Years (1939-1978). 2. Simulation Series II...

  5. Assessing Phosphorous Loss to Protect Surface Water

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    Garcia, Raul

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Phosphorus LossStory by Raul L. Garcia The Texas State Soil and Water ConservationBoard (TSSWCB) in collaboration with the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences at Texas A&M University, Texas Cooperative Extension (TCE), Texas Water Resources... Institute (TWRI), and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS), have developed a field validation of the Texas Phosphorus Index. This project, located near Bosque and Leon Rivers, began June 1, 2002, and ended...

  6. 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

    PGLYCKQBINATH3 BIPHEtKLS IN hATER, S~~BKtlT KiD SEIZCTED QRGMJIB&% OF VPAIGN BAY, ~z. ENVIEG~ I~S KG BIOACC21ULATIGN. A Thesis by RALPH ~ STARE'r ~i'tted to the Graduate College of TQMs ASH University in partial fulfillment of the requirement... for the degree of MAS~~ QF SCIENCE Play 1980 Major Subject: Biology POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS IN WATER, SEDIMENT AND SELECTED ORGANISMS OF GALVESTON BAY, TEXAS. ENVIRONMENTAL LEVELS AND BIOACCUMULATION A Thesis RALPH GARNER STAHL, JR. Approved...

  7. 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...

  8. Atmospheric branch of the hydrologic cycle affecting Texas for water year 1959

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    McKay, Charles Michael

    1961-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    -. 03 . 13 -. 05 . 23 . 01 . 07 . 02 , 08 21 22 B 0 3 m ~a ql 2 e / / / / Zone I Zone II N D J F M A M J Time (mo) J A S 2 4J a, Q A -. 4 Figure 4. Average precipitable water and departures from normal over Texas... ~ S sin (N - D) Illa] ]. 11b] 12 Amarillo (5 N th or x N Oklahoma City (4) land (6) Mid Figure 2. Construction of base leg, z (dashed), and outward-directed normal, d, for Amarillo. where S is the wind speed in m/sec, N is the angle...

  9. Water infiltration studies of the major rice producing soil series of the Texas Gulf Coast

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    Nesmith, Douglas M

    1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    for serving as a member on my thesis committee. I am also grateful for the assistance of the District So11 Con- servation Serv1ce (SCS) offices 1n locating sites and to the Area SCS offices for the site evaluat1ons. In particular, I would 11ke to thank... Gerald Crenwelge, Area Soil Scientist - Rosenberg, and Wesley Miller, Area Soil Sc1 enti st - III ctori a . The Geological Survey, U. S. Department of the Interior and the Texas Water Resource Institute prov1ded funding and guidance for th1s study...

  10. 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

  11. Development of a lidar polarimeter technique of measuring suspended solids in water

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    Presley, David W

    1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    DEVELOPMENT OF A LIDAR POLARIMETER TECHNIQUE OF MEASURING SUSPENDED SOLIDS IN WATER A Thesis by DAVID W. PRESLEY Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER... OF SCIENCE May 1980 Major Subject; Electrical Engineering DEVELOPMENT OF A LIDAR POLARIMETER TECHNIQUE OF MEASURING SUSPENDED SOLIDS IN WATER A Thesis by DAVID W, PRESLEY Approved as to sty1e and content by: Chairman of Committee H d of Department...

  12. 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...

  13. 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

    in Texas that water yield increases afier removing shrubby vegetation (Kelton 1975, McCarl et. al. 1987, Hibbert 1979, Blackburn 1983, Griffin and McCarl 1989, Thurow et al. 1997, Thurow and Hester 1997, Hester et al. 1997). Ranch management decisions... expenditures to the rangeland regions in Texas where brush control is likely to improve water yields (Griffin and McCarl 1989), Recent hydrologic data (Thurow et al. 1987, Caesar 1991, Thurow and Hester 1997, Dugas et al. 1996, Hester 1996, Redeker 1998...

  14. 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

    In 1997, the Texas Water Development Board identified George Parkhouse I on the South Sulphur River in northeast Texas as a potential reservoir site. This aquatic survey of a future reservoir site is designed to provide information about stream fish...

  15. Oil and gas developments in Oklahoma and panhandle of Texas in 1985

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    Fryklund, R.E.

    1986-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Declining oil prices, curtailed gas sales, and uncertain tax law changes contributed to a 9.1% decrease in drilling, a 25.3% drop in gas production, and a 5% drop in oil production in Oklahoma and the panhandle of Texas (Texas Railroad Commission District 10) in 1985. Exploration focused on development and extension of existing fields, with development wells outnumbering exploratory wells 20 to 1. Operators completed 14.3% fewer exploratory wells and 9.1% fewer development wells. The success rate for exploratory wells declined to 28.9%, and the success rate for development wells dropped to 72.3%. The Cherokee shelf was the most active trend, with 90 exploratory wells completed in 1985. 3 figures, 4 tables.

  16. Development of Baseline Monthly Utility Models for Fort Hood, Texas

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    Reddy, T. A.; Saman, N. F.; Claridge, D. E.; Haberl, J. S.; Turner, W. D.; Chalifoux, A.

    1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    , where separate substations have been installed. Natural gas is metered in only two locations: one gas meter records the combined gas usage of Main and West cantonment areas, and the other gas meter records usage at North Fort Hood. Water metering... electricity use, electricity demand, gas use and water use for the Main, West and North substations. As seen in Fig.1, which pertains to the Main cantonment area, the plots seem to generally depict consistent annual patterns and little variation over...

  17. 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

    the Tex*A*Syst materials, additional TWON Fact Sheets were developed: ? Hydraulic Fracturing and Your Private Water Well (ESC-012) ? Protect Your Water Well During Drought (ESC-014) A TWON curriculum, including a handbook for participants...

  18. Development comparisons of ten peanut genotypes in Texas

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    Mosciaro, Aristides Dante

    1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    for each phase or stage. Duncan ( 17) and Young et al. (64) developed computer programs to simulate and predict the growth, development, and yield of a peanut plant. The necessary input information includes environmental factors as well as varietal... Peanut development is a continuous process that begins at seed germination and continues throughout the life of the plant. Many fac- tors enhance or retard this development. Some of these factors are controlled by nature; as temperature, rain...

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

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    on our water supply. Sometimes that supply may be less than at other times because of climatic conditions 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

  20. 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 ...

  1. Development of recreatonal second-home subdivisions at Lake Somerville, Texas: a case study analysis

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    Lapotka, Gary

    1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    was totally new and different to the long-time residents of the area (12). Glaze studied rural subdivision development trends at reservoirs of the Trinity River Basin in Texas (6). He analyzed public records and used field interviews to describe... and cooperation made this study possible. Most notable are County Judges Mark Caperton and Gus Mutcher, County Extension Agent Billy Thane, State Congressman Bill Keese, Corps of Engineers Project Manager Guy Hopson and Chief Ranger Tom Purvis, Brazos River...

  2. 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...

  3. 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.

  4. 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...

  5. 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

    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... in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE August l973 Major Subject: Educational Administration (Public Relations) DEVELOPMENT OF PREFERENCE MODELS FOR REGULAR DISSEMINATION OF INFORMATIONAL AND EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMING...

  6. Salinity variations and chemical compositions of waters in the Frio Formation, Texas Gulf Coast. Annual report

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    Morton, R.A.; Garrett, C.M. Jr.; Posey, J.S.; Han, J.H.; Jirik, L.A.

    1981-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Waters produced from sandstone reservoirs of the deep Frio Formation exhibit spatial variations in chemical composition that roughly coincide with the major tectonic elements (Houston and Rio Grande Embayments, San Marcos Arch) and corresponding depositional systems (Houston and Norias deltas, Greta-Carancahua barrier/strandplain system) that were respectively active along the upper, lower, and middle Texas Coast during Frio deposition. Within an area, salinities are usually depth dependent, and primary trends closely correspond to pore pressure gradients and thermal gradients. Where data are available (mainly in Brazoria County) the increases in TDS and calcium with depth coincide with the zone of albitization, smectite-illite transition, and calcite decrease in shales. Waters have fairly uniform salinities when produced from the same sandstone reservoir within a fault block or adjacent fault blocks with minor displacement. In contrast, stratigraphically equivalent sandstones separated by faults with large displacement usually yield waters with substantially different salinities owing to the markedly different thermal and pressure gradients across the faults that act as barriers to fluid movement.

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. Energy Engineering Analysis Program (EEAP), Fort Bliss Water Distribution System, Fort Bliss, El Paso, Texas

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    NONE

    1993-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this study is to analyze the existing system and two alternate methods of peak electrical demand shaving for the water distribution system at Fort Bliss, Texas. The existing system will be referred to as Alternative Number 1 throughout the report. Alternative Number 2 includes the addition of water storage capacity in order to allow the well and booster pumps to operate only during non-peak electrical periods. Alternative Number 3 includes the use of natural gas powered electric generators at each well and booster pumping station. These generators would be utilized during the peak electrical periods. This report is prepared in accordance with the detailed scope of work for Contract No. DACA63-91-D-0048, Delivery Order 0005 (Refer to Appendix J for complete scope of work). The blast Life Cycle Cost In Design (LCCID) program with the ECIP option was used to determine the Life Cycle Cost (LCC) and Savings to Investment Ratio (SIR) for the analyzed retrofit for a 25 year study life. The existing water distribution system consists of 17 well pumps and 5 booster pumping stations. The desert field well and booster pumps were not included in this study due to their remote location. The well and booster pumps provide water supply to several ground elevated storage tanks located across the reservation (Refer to Appendix K for map indicating general locations). These storage tanks are located to provide three pressure zones. The upper pressure zone is maintained by a one million gallon tank. The intermediate pressure zone is maintained by a 0.6 million gallon tank. Pressure in the lower zone is maintained by three (3) elevated storage tanks.

  12. Evaluation of the CRITERIA Irrigation Scheme Soil Water Balance Model in Texas Initial Results

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    Bonaiti, G.; Fipps, G.

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The CRITERIA model was created in the 1990s in Italy, and is based on the soil water balance computation procedures developed at the Wageningen University in the Netherlands in the 1980s. CRITERIA has been used as an analysis and regional water...

  13. 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...

  14. 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

  15. The Effect of Changing Input and Product Prices on the Demand for Irrigation Water in Texas

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    Lacewell, R. D.; Condra, G. D.

    Agriculture is a major income-producing sector in the Texas economy and a large part of this economic activity originates in irrigated crop production. For example, in 1973, 50% of all grain sorghum and 46% of all cotton in Texas were produced...

  16. Oil and gas developments in Oklahoma and Panhandle of Texas in 1986

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    Fryklund, R.E.

    1987-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In 1986, a 46% drop in the price of oil and a 10% drop in the price of gas, coupled with a decrease in demand, forced a 40.4% decrease in drilling, a 67% drop in gas production, and an 11% drop in oil production in Oklahoma and the Panhandle of Texas (Texas Railroad Commission District 10). Exploration focused on development and extension of existing fields, with development wells outnumbering exploratory wells 18 to 1. Operators completed 58.6% fewer exploratory wells and 59.2% fewer development wells in 1986 than in 1985. The 1986 success rate for exploratory wells dropped 0.8%, and the success rate for development wells increased 0.9%. The Cherokee shelf was the most active trend, with 53 exploratory wells completed in 1986. The dominant plays were the Marrow-Springer and granite wash in the Anadarko basin, Misener on the Sedgwick shelf, Viola and Hunton in the Gold Trend along the Pauls Valley uplift, and Wapanucka, Cromwell, and Atoka in the Arkoma basin. 3 figures, 4 tables.

  17. Ground-water hydraulics of the deep-basin brine aquifer, Palo Duro Basin, Texas panhandle

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    Smith, D.A.

    1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Deep-Basin Brine aquifer of the Palo Duro Basin (Texas Panhandle) underlies thick Permian bedded evaporites that are being evaluated as a potential high-level nuclear waste isolation repository. Potentiometric surface maps of 5 units of the Deep-Basin Brine aquifer were drawn using drill-stem test (DST) pressure data, which were analyzed by a geostatistical technique (kriging) to smooth the large variation in the data. The potentiometric surface maps indicate that the Deep-Basin Brine aquifer could be conceptually modeled as 5 aquifer units; a Lower Permian (Wolfcamp) aquifer, upper and lower Pennsylvanian aquifers, a pre-Pennsylvanian aquifer, and a Pennsylvanian to Wolfcampian granite-wash aquifer. The hydraulic head maps indicate that ground-water flow in each of the units is west to east with a minor northerly component near the Amarillo Uplift, the northern structural boundary of the basin. The Wolfcamp potentiometric surface indicates the strongest component of northerly flow. Inferred flow direction in Pennsylvanian aquifers is easterly, and in the pre-Pennsylvanian aquifer near its pinch-out in the basin center, flow is inferred to be to the north. In the granite-wash aquifer the inferred flow direction is east across the northern edge of the basin and southeast along the Amarillo Uplift.

  18. 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...

  19. Oil and gas developments in Oklahoma and Panhandle of Texas in 1987

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    Fryklund, R.E.

    1988-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Exploration in 1987 focused on development and extension of existing fields, with development wells out-numbering exploratory wells 13 to 1. Operators completed 4.3% more exploratory wells and 25.7% fewer development wells than in 1986. The success rate for exploratory wells increased 7.7%; the success rate for development wells remained constant. The Cherokee shelf was the most active trend, with 53 exploratory wells completed in 1987. The dominant plays were the Atoka, Morrow, Springer, and Marchand in the Anadarko basin; the Misener in Grant County, Oklahoma, on the Sedgwick shelf; the Viola in the Golden Trend along the Pauls Valley uplift; and the Wapanucka, Cromwell, and Atoka in the Arkoma basin. Nineteen eight-seven was a year of major sales and acquisition of Oklahoma and Panhandle of Texas reserves and leases with more than 20 companies buying or selling out. 3 figs., 4 tabs.

  20. 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...

  1. Vibrio vulnificus dynamics in a south Texas bay

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    Meyer, Shelli Lee

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    understand the ecology of V. vulnificus and how environmental parameters found in south Texas bays and estuaries regulate its distribution. A recently developed molecular biological technique for the direct enumeration of V. vulnificus from estuarine water...

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

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    Soil and Water Conservation Board pcasebolt@tsswcb.state.tx.us Anju Chalise Texas Commission deliahaak@irwp.org Matt Heinemann love4water@gmail.com Loren Henley Texas State Soil and Water Conservation of Texas at Arlington aditya.khandekar@mavs.uta.edu Brian Koch Texas State Soil and Water Conservation

  3. 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...

  4. Solar Hot Water Market Development in Knoxville, TN | Department...

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

    Information Resources Solar Hot Water Market Development in Knoxville, TN Solar Hot Water Market Development in Knoxville, TN Assessment of local solar hot water markets, market...

  5. 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.

    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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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.

  11. 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...

  12. Development of Real-Time Fuel Management Capability at the Texas A&M Nuclear Science Center

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    Parham, Neil A.

    2010-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

    For the Texas A&M University Nuclear Science Center reactor a fuel depletion code was created to develop real-time fuel management capability. This code package links MCNP8 and ORIGEN26 and is interfaced through a Visual Basic code. Microsoft Visual...

  13. 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.

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

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    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...

  15. 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

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

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    Heinrich, Katie

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    initiatives, Texas A&M is continuing to improve conservation and sustain- ability on the College Station campus. RWH involves the capture of rainwater. AC condensate reuse collects condensate that forms on air conditioning coils. #29;ese reuse...-conditioning system have a condensate drain that runs from the coils into a cistern, where the condensate is combined with collected rainwater. #29;e condensate and rainwater are stored in the cistern and used during drier weather for landscaping and irrigation...

  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. 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...

  19. Community water systems recovering from the drought: Lessons learned; plans made

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    Wythe, Kathy

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    #26;exibility in expediting drought- related actions. #31;e Texas Legislature also gave TCEQ more #26;exibility in managing water rights. State agencies pulled together to provide technical assistance and help communities through the drought. TCEQ... , the Texas Department of Emergency Management (TDEM) and the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) formed the Emergency Drinking Water Task Force to work with other state partners to develop the Emergency Drinking Water Contingency Annex. #31;is annex...

  20. 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

    , three workable soil moisture regimes were recreated in no-tillage and conventional tillage plots at the Stiles Farm Foundation in Thrall, Texas. The index nomenclature included: "Dry-Workable", "Optimal" and "Wet-Workable". After planting corn and cotton...

  1. Beam on: the development of the Texas A&M Cyclotron Institute

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    Knudson, Jon Sven

    1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    radioactive tracers to study the growth and metabolism of plants and insects. Physicians used radioactive sodium to time the circulation of blood in humans. Along with the medical and biological research, Lawrence pressed on with larger and more powerful... the feasibility of building a research nuclear reactor in Texas. Such a reactor was to be used primarily for research in nuclear chemistry. " Since Rice and Texas showed little interest in such a project, the ARM College's design study for a reactor 24...

  2. 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...

  3. South Texas South Texas

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    Azevedo, Ricardo

    Honkeytonk Cookers South Texas Honkeytonk Cookers South Texas Honkeytonk Cookers Five Friends and Cookers TKE TKE Fired Up Texans Fired Up Texans Fired Up Texans Frontra Five Friends and Cookers TKE Front Porch(Sigma PhiEpsilon) Pike Cookers Pike Cookers Los Borrachos Los Borrachos KoketasCookers Marcia

  4. 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

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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

    2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

    B: MISSION STATEMENT OF THE TEXAS A&M AGRICULTURE PROGRAM. . 95 APPENDIX C: INTERVIEW CONSENT FORM. . . 97 APPENDIX D: INTERVIEW SCHEDULE. . . 100 APPENDIX E: INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS. . . 105 APPENDIX F: PROFESSORS' ADVICE. . 115 VITA. . 126... mission statement on the international role of TAMU which was approved on July 25, 1990 (see Appendix A). Over the years, TAMU has involved itself in many international agricultural development projects through extension and research in various...

  8. RPSEA Final Report Small Producers Program Development Strategies...

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

    systems, composition, structural development, ground-water flow history, and uranium distribution: The University of Texas at Austin, Bureau of Economic Geology Report...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. An Interindustry Model of El Paso and Hudspeth Counties, Texas

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    Coffman, W. S.; Beattie, B. R.; Jones, L. L.; Adams, J. W.

    TR- 69 1976 An Interindustry Model of El Paso and Hudspeth Counties, Texas W.S. Coffman B.R. Beattie L.L. Jones J.W. Adams Texas Water Resources Institute Texas A&M University ...

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

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    Sweeten, John M.; Jordan, Wayne R.

    0.30 inches per day (7.6 mm/day). Irrigations should be timed to avoid water stress during periods of peak water use--boot, heading and flowering stages--to achieve reasonably good yields and maximum irrigation water use efficiency. Two well...

  18. 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

    removal on various soil textures we studied changes in soil water, rooting depth, and the role of water redistribution by woody vegetation. Woody vegetation was removed using common methods of cut-stump and roller chop across three soil types. Soil water...

  19. 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....

  20. Growing Oats in Texas.

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    Atkins; I. M.; McDaniel, M. E.; Gardenhire, J. H.

    1969-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    developing Year T';iri~ty or releasing released Pedigree Texas Texas Louisiana Arkansas Texas Oklahoma Texas Fulghum-Victoria x Victoria-Hajira-Banner Selectior. from in-adiated Alamo Introduced from Argentina Tennessee 1922 x Bond-Iogold Fulwin... x Lee-Victoria Woodward Oat Composite, C.I.3527 selection [Santa Fe-Clinton x Hajira-Joanette] x [New Nortex- Landhafer) x (Black Mesdag x ab 101)] do. Clinton x Forkedeer Florad x Coker 58-7, C.I.7403 Selection from Winter Type Fulghum...

  1. 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

  2. Fort Bliss Water Distribution System, Fort Bliss, El Paso, Texas, Energy Engineering Analysis Program (EEAP). Final report

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    NONE

    1994-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this study is to analyze the existing system and an alternate method of peak electrical demand shaving for the water distribution system at Fort Bliss, Texas. The existing system will be referred to as Alternative Number 1 throughout the report. Alternative Number 2 includes the addition of water storage capacity in order to allow the well and booster pumps to operate only during non-peak electrical periods. This report is prepared in accordance with the scope of work for Contract No. DACA63-93-M-1259, Purchase Request No. FED-MO-0093-0101 (Refer to Appendix M for complete scope of work) and is a continuation of a report conducted in February, 1993 by Carter Burgess. All pertinent data from the previous report is represented in this report. With the addition of the detailed KY Pipe Analysis. The blast Life Cycle Cost In Design (LCCID) program with the ECIP option was used to determine the Life Cycle Cost (LCC) and Savings to Investment Ratio (SIR) for the analyzed retrofit for a 20 year study life.

  3. Irrigation Training Program (South Texas Edition)

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    Porter, D.

    The Irrigation Training Program is a collaborative effort between the Texas Water Resources Institute, a unit of Texas A&M AgriLife; the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board; and the United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources...

  4. Irrigation Training Program (North Texas edition)

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    Porter, D.

    The Irrigation Training Program is a collaborative effort between the Texas Water Resources Institute, a unit of Texas A&M AgriLife; the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board; and the United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources...

  5. 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.

  6. 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...

  7. 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

    are commonly used in potential ET based irrigation programs for turf but little in situ water use information exists for trees, shrubs, or ornamental plants. The objectives of this research were to evaluate the soil water dynamics within a multiple species...

  8. 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...

  9. 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

  10. 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

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

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    Wilson, Brenda Richardson

    1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    groundwater in the Ogallala acu'fer. The Ogallala aquifer w'nich is the present primary source of water for irrigated agriculture in the region. Due to the declining groundwater supoly and rising price of energy used to pump irrigation water this aqui- fer... source of irrigation water at present. The second constraint on irrigated production is of a longer run nature, but more pre- dictable and ultimately more critical. Groundwater from the Ogallala Aquifer is being withdrawn at a rate in excess...

  12. Some Economic Effects of Adjusting to a Changing Water Supply, Texas High Plains.

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

    1960-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . the following categories. Shifting from butane (L. P. gas) to natural gas Areas not particularly affected by water-lev4 for pump engine fuel is another significant eco- decline include about 194,000 acres, or 5.4 percr:!:: nomic adjustment... the decline in water level and decI:rs- from butane to natural gas for pumping fuel. induced adjustments have seriously depietd ::x Elimination or of transmission losses water supply, sharply increased the investms:: :r pcrrticulcrrly has had a effect...

  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

    by sunlight (through UV degradation) or by microorganisms (through biodegradation) (Fig. 1). Pesticides may be transported to groundwater through leaching or to surface water through run- off, erosion, and sedimentation. Four properties of pesticides..., and other limitations as noted on the label. Plant uptake Leaching to groundwater Adsorption to soil particles Biodegradation in soil Dilution, dispersion, degradation, adsorption, etc. within aquifer UV degradation Volatilization Runoff to surface water...

  14. 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...

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

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

    subject to conjecture. Future agricultural price and production control programs are unknown and can only be hypothesized. These factors and others are important to water requirements of agriculture and must be dealt with by measurement or estimation...

  16. 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

    successive years without irrigation suggests a cumulative effect of drought stress on bermudagrass health and vigor. Traffic treatments delayed recovery across all irrigation levels. Greenhouse investigations into irrigation water quality (reverse osmosis (RO...

  17. 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...

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

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    Wythe, Kathy

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    installing rainwater systems. Richardson requires a permit for rainwater harvesting systems that collect #22;#30;#30; or more gallons of rainwater to ensure proper installation, as those systems typically require some sort of electrical and plumbing... rainwater harvesting rebates and conducting free irrigation system audits. Municipalities are also working to increase in-home conservation by o#17;ering free toilets and showerheads, plumbing repair programs and free water system check-ups. Water...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  1. 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

    leadership strategy that plans for the future. Management is crucial to the success of drinking water and wastewater projects as inadequate leadership, mismanagement, and/or lack of planning can stall a project. Some smaller, more rural applicants may... and treatment system) ADDITIONAL INDICATORS Does the Project Include Wastewater Construction? TWDB provides financial assistance to facilitate two types of EDAP projects: drinking water and wastewater. The data analysis conducted for this report shows...

  2. 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...

  3. The development of separate education for Mexican Americans in Seguin, Texas, 1900-1950

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    Yeager, Susan Elizabeth

    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    the Cit of San Antonio 1842 (San Antonio: Ledger Book and Job Office, 1858), 18, cited in Montejano, 27. Terry Jordan, "A Century and a Half of Ethnic Change in Texas, 1836-1986, " Southwestern Historical uarterl (April 1986): 393. 12 result, various.... purchase goods, landowners profited when Mexican Americans remained an inexpensive, docile labor force. Once considered the apex of American social achieve- ment and lauded as a homogenizer of race, religion, immigration, and economic status, public...

  4. 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

    -conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). CEMR Progress Report Energy Systems Laboratory January 1999 Texas A&M University 5 References ASHRAE. (1997). Handbook of fundamentals. Atlanta, GA: American Society of Heating... or problem. Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit, Christian-affiliated ecumenical housing group that helps build low-income housing in the United States and other countries. Habitat aims at increasing the ability of families to buy a home by giving low...

  5. 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...

  6. Texas Crop Profile: Onions

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    Hall, Kent D.; Holloway, Rodney L.; Smith, Dudley

    2000-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

    Preemergence 3 1 London rocket, lambs- (Dacthal ? W-75) preemergence per acre quarter, nightshade, pig- weed, prostrate spurge, purslane, spotted spurge, ground cherry, henbit, johnsongrass and Texas panicum. Texas panicum, London rocket and henbit... (25 to 30 inches per season or 1 to 3 inches per week). Critical periods occur at stand establishment and from bulb initiation through maturity. Watering is discontinued at the first evidence of falling tops. Moisture deficit stress can cause splits...

  7. 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...

  8. The Development of a Coordinated Database for Water Resources and Flow Model in the Paso Del Norte Watershed (Phase III) Part III GIS Coverage for the Valle de Jurez Irrigation District 009 (ID-009) (Distrito de Riego 009) Chihuahua, Mxico

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

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    with Zhuping Sheng, Texas A&M University System J. Phillip King, New Mexico State University Bobby Creel, New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute Christopher Brown, New Mexico State University Ari Michelsen and Raghavan Srinivasan, Texas A...&M University System Texas Water Resources Institute Technical Report No. 359, Part III Texas A&M University System College Station, Texas 77843-2118 New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute Technical Completion Report No. 348, Part III...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

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

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    Harper, Donald Ernest

    2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

  12. Title: Using acidic electrolyzed water to reduce objectionable gas emissions from poultry production facilities in Texas.

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    Mukhtar, Saqib

    Title: Using acidic electrolyzed water to reduce objectionable gas emissions from poultry Summary: There are increasing numbers of poultry production buildings, with large, densely housed flocks to allow producers to meet the increasing demand for poultry products and, yet, reduce the environmental

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

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    Smith, Courtney

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    drought the way meteorologists forecast the weather? If one Texas A&M University researcher has his way, the answer is yes. #30;rough a #29;ve-year, #17;#14;#16;#19;,#24;#24;#24; research grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Dr. Steven... to be con#29;dent in decisions that put their #29;nancial future on the line,? he said, adding that an accurate prediction system in#18;uences all natural resources sectors, from utility companies to farmers. Agricultural losses have made the #25...

  14. 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

    remaining solvent for 10 years) does not appear to be affected by the recent change in the federal income tax provisions. In all scenarios analyzed the probability of survival is the same under the pre-TRA and the TRA provisions. For example, the specific... income situation and raises it to 52 percent for the higher off -farm income situation. The probability of success for the specified East Texas ranch does not change as a result of the TRA unless the ranch has only $20,000 of annual off -farm income...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. Reinvestment Zones (Texas)

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Reinvestment Zones a local economic development tool used by municipalities and counties throughout the state of Texas. These zones can be created for the purpose of granting local businesses ad...

  20. Development of approaches to integrated water resources management

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    Geng, Guoting

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    There is a growing need to manage water resources in a sustainable way, particularly in semi arid areas, with dramatic social and economic development as well as rapid population growth. Optimising water allocation in a ...

  1. 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

    , amplified ribosomal rDNA restriction analysis (ARDRA) and phylogenetic analysis. Bacterial communities in Texas ports and bays were also examined using denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis (DGGE), looking at both temporal and spatial variations...

  2. 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

    - dominant flood flow. 20 WIND SET-UP CONSIDERATIONS The average tidal range in the Gulf of Mexico at Mustang Island is approximately two feet. The average tidal range in Corpus Christi Bay is about . 70 foot. Because of these small tidal variations..., wind set-up is expected to have a significant and direct affect upon the tidal differential and therefore the flow velocities through Corpus Christi Water Exchange Pass. In Table 1, wind set-up in Corpus Christi Bay at the bay mouth of Corpus...

  3. 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...

  4. Brush Management/Water Yield Feasibility Study for Four Watersheds In Texas

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    Bednarz, Steven T.; Dybala, Tim; Amonett, Carl; Muttiah, Ranjan S.; Rosenthal, Wes; Srinivasan, Raghavan; Arnold, Jeff G.

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    , 2000) in which 8 watersheds were analyzed. Landsat 7 satellite imagery was used to classify land use, and the 1:24,000 scale digital elevation model (DEM) was used to delineate watershed boundaries and subbasins. SWAT was calibrated to measured stream... modeling by the USDA-ARS, including development of CREAMS (Knisel, 1980), SWRRB (Williams et al., 1985; Arnold et al., 1990), and ROTO (Arnold et al., 1995b). SWAT was developed to predict the impact of climate and management (e.g. vegetative changes...

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

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

    as it affects tourism and recreation in the central city. Based on the assumption that the economic effects of the developed river area arise from the expenditures of the users, and that beneficiaries are the businesses surrounding the area, three surveys have...

  6. 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...

  7. Chilled Water System Hydraulic Study for The University of Texas at San Antonio

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    Xu, D. C.; Qiang, C.; Deng, S.; Turner, W. D.

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    campus expansions. 1 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY PURPOSE OF STUDY MODEL DEVELOPMENT DATA COLLECTION 4 ? FIELD SURVEY 4 ? INFORMATION COLLECTION 4 SIMULATION 9 ? SOFTWARE AND Loss MODELS 9 ? VERIFICATION 10 ? POTENTIAL ALTERNATIVES 12 CONCLUSION 20 APPENDIX A 21...'s report in 1997 (Appendix C-1). Table 6 represents a comparison between the new simulation results and previous calculations. Table 6 Comparison Between ESL Model and Jerry Smith's Study With the same set of building model flow, our new simulation results...

  8. Toxicology 198 (2004) 3944 Arsenic drinking water regulations in developing

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    California at Berkeley, University of

    Toxicology 198 (2004) 39­44 Arsenic drinking water regulations in developing countries identified 10 g/l as a goal which later became the World Health Organization Guideline for drinking water in 1992. Epidemiological studies have shown that about one in 10 people drinking water containing 500 g

  9. West Texas Rain

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    Supercinski, Danielle

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and Water Commission, Culberson County Underground Water District and county officials to install a 2,500-gallon rainwater harvesting tank at the Culberson County Courthouse. West Texas Rain Rainwater harvesting demonstration sites save water and money... (Above Left) One of the three rainwater harvesting demonstrations is located at the Culberson County Courthouse in Van Horn. This 2,500-gallon tank has been installed to catch and store the rainwater. (Above Right) Landscape irrigation using...

  10. The TAMU Water Project: Critical Environmental Justice as Pedagogy

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    Munoz, Marissa Isela

    2010-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

    that works to address the water needs of rural communities along the Texas/Mexico border called colonias. Modeled initially after the work of Potters for Peace, the TAMU Water Project recognizes access to potable water as a human right and is dedicated... of the TAMU Water Project... is the development and implementation of appropriate technology to respond to real world living conditions?.primarily in south Texas in the rural, low-income communities known as the colonias (2010, p. 337...

  11. 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.

    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...

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

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    Losensky, Karen Mae

    2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

    Resources for funding my project and Dow Chemical for providing the land. I would also like to thank Dr. Robert Knight for his guidance throughout this project and my other committee members, Dr. Will Blackburn and Dr. Kirk Brown. DBDICATIOH To my... III STUDY AREA AND METHODS The study site is a lignite test pi. t (made available by Dow Chemical) located 0. 8 km south of Dew, Texas west of Texas Highway 75. In the fall of 1981, the pit was filled with mixed overburden, graded and crowned...

  13. 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.

  14. Techniques for Hydrograph Synthesis Based on Analysis of Data from Small Drainage Basins in Texas

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    Hudlow, M.D.

    TR-3 1966 Techniques for Hydrograph Synthesis Based on Analysis of Data from Small Drainage Basins in Texas M.D. Hudlow Texas Water Resources Institute Texas A&M University ...

  15. Power of the people: Restoring impaired water bodies with stakeholder-driven WPPs

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    Foust, Maragaret

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and the Pecos River Basin WPP. TWRI is currently managing two projects to improve the water quality of Buck Creek, a small creek in the Texas Panhandle?s Red River Basin. Both of these projects are funded by the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation... the water body and educating landowners on the benefits and usefulness of certain best management practices. ?Developing landowner- and stakeholder-driven plans to restore water quality is a great approach to addressing water quality impairments...

  16. Power of the people: Restoring impaired water bodies with stakeholder-driven WPPs

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    Foust, Margaret

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and the Pecos River Basin WPP. TWRI is currently managing two projects to improve the water quality of Buck Creek, a small creek in the Texas Panhandle?s Red River Basin. Both of these projects are funded by the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation... the water body and educating landowners on the benefits and usefulness of certain best management practices. ?Developing landowner- and stakeholder-driven plans to restore water quality is a great approach to addressing water quality impairments...

  17. 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...

  18. An evaluation and analysis of the Texas Local Parks, Recreation and Open Space Fund

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    Dill, Ellen Elaine

    2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

    purposes only. Acquisition may include vacant or developed city lots, floodplains, open space/greenways, existing parks, natural areas, water resources, beaches, or other habitats appropriate for almost any outdoor recreational activity. An extensive...AN EVALUATION AND ANALYSIS OF THE TEXAS LOCAL PARKS, RECREATION AND OPEN SPACE FUND A PROFESSIONAL PAPER by Ellen Elaine Dill Submitted to the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences of Texas A!AM University in partial fulfillment...

  19. 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

    and Gardner, 2004; Chen et al., 2004; Nelson and Siegel, 2002; Coble, 2007; D?Sa and DiMarco, 2009; Shank and Evans, 2011). CDOM is subject to photo-oxidation, so CDOM is not a completely conservative property of sea water (Coble, 2007; Shank and Evans.... Therefore, the CDOM present was a product of in situ respiration, not from the plume waters, since CDOM is dissolved. CDOM can only be transferred downward by mixing, not settling. D?Sa and DiMarco (2009) also observed concentrations of CDOM that were...

  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. Research and Development Roadmap for Water Heating Technologies

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    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.

  2. Developed by Pamela J. Brown, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Extension Entrepreneurship Specialist, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Texas A&M University System, June 2004. Adapted from Money My Way, Clemson

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    , Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Texas A&M University System, June 2004. Adapted from Money My Way, Clemson University and The New Youth Entrepreneur, YESS. SHOW ME THE MONEY The FINANCIAL PLAN pulls

  3. 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...

  4. 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

    STANDARDS 9 9 11 11 18 31 31 33 35 44 50 60 Definitions and Specified Concerns Technical Basis for Standards Construction and Urbanization Environmental Protection Mineral and Water Resources Physical model Computer model Impact of Mining... 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...

  5. 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

    Management Zoning Map . Figure 2. Map of thc San Luis Valley . 11 Figurc 3. Depth to Water in thc San Luis Valley Figurc 4. Anridunc Washout and Bore Formation . 16 21 Figure 5. Confined and Unconfined Aquifers in the San Luis VaUey . . Figure 6...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...

  6. Developed by Pamela J. Brown, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Extension Entrepreneurship Specialist, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Texas A&M University System, June 2004. Adapted from Money My Way, Clemson

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    , Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Texas A&M University System, June 2004. Adapted from Money My Way to start a business is to make money. Yet many businesses operate without ever making a profit. Pricing hasLife Extension Service, Texas A&M University System, June 2004. Adapted from Money My Way, Clemson University

  7. Ecological, Economic and Policy Alternatives for Texas Rice Agriculture

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    Wui, Yong-Suhk; Tierce, Kelly; Nicholson, Jill; Mizell, Kelly; Krohn, Michelle R.; Kennedy, Elizabeth; Henry, April; Harris, Jeanine; Cowman, Deborah F.; Torres -Conkey, April Ann; Canzoneri, Nicole; Franklin, James C.; Woodward, Richard T.; Vedlitz, Arnold; Slack, R. Douglas; Lacher, Thomas E.; Alston, Letitia T.

    2000-09-25T23:59:59.000Z

    -year research project entitled Ecological, Economic, and Policy Alternatives for Texas Rice Agriculture. This project was sponsored by the Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI). Principal investigators were Dr. Letitia T. Alston, Dr. Thomas E. Lacher, Dr. R...

  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. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. Extending and Condensing the Brazos River Basin Water Availability Model

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    Wurbs, Ralph; Kim, T.

    of Texas. This report documents an investigation that consisted of developing, testing, and applying procedures for (1) extending WAM hydrology datasets to cover a longer period-of-analysis and (2) condensing WAM water right datasets to focus on a...

  12. South Texas Planning Region Public Transportation Coordination Plan

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    South Texas Development Council Economic Development Program

    2006-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

    KFH GROUP, INC. SOUTH TEXAS PLANNING REGION PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION COORDINATION PLAN Developed for the: SOUTH TEXAS DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM By: KFH Group, Incorporated December.................................................................................................................................1 PLAN PROCESS .............................................................................................................................3 GOALS AND OBJECTIVES...

  13. 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...

  14. 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

  15. Developing Renewable Energy within the Water Industry Dr Gareth Harrison

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    Harrison, Gareth

    incentives such as the UK Renewables Obligations [1] are encouraging the development of renewable energyDeveloping Renewable Energy within the Water Industry Dr Gareth Harrison University of Edinburgh at the very time that Regulators expect greater efficiencies. The benefits of renewable energy in helping

  16. 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...

  17. 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.

  18. TEXAS A&M ARSENIC WATER FOLLOW UP STUDY Arsenic Follow Up Study Codebook 2/19/07

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    Shaw, W. Douglass

    use a water treatment device in your home? 1 Yes 2 No (SKIP TO A13) A10 What type of water treatment device? (READ IF NEEDED: Also - examples of water treatment devices are shown in the brochure.) For A10/19/07 Page 3 A11 Why do you use a water treatment device in your home? (DO NOT READ; SELECT ALL

  19. An Economic, Hydrologic, and Environmental Assessment of Water Management Alternative Plans for the South Central Texas Region*1

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    McCarl, Bruce A.

    An Economic, Hydrologic, and Environmental Assessment of Water Management Alternative Plans. The economic, hydrologic, and environmental consequences of the "best" choice of regional water management plan, and water management plans. #12;3 An Economic, Hydrologic, and Environmental Assessment of Water Management

  20. Teachers' perceptions of service-learning: K-12 school community partnership development in Texas schools

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    Bludau, Jo Ann

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    of curriculum and instruction and has reaffirmed my belief in the importance of creative and innovative teaching and learning in an educational system. Many of Dr. Denton?s assignments have helped me to reflect more deeply on my primary role as a teacher, and I...??????????? 13 Democratic Aims of Service-Learning?????? 18 Leadership Development for Youths??????.. 20 Moving from Diversity to Equity???????? 23 Curriculum for the Future??????????? 28 Service-Learning as a Strategy for Reform????.. 34 Summary...

  1. Developing a Common Submission System for ETDs in the Texas Digital Library

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    Mikeal, Adam; Brace, Tim; Leggett, John; McFarland, Mark; Phillips, Scott

    2007-07-12T23:59:59.000Z

    . It was decided that Shiboleth would be used for authentication and identity management within the aplication. This paper reports on the results of the survey, and describes the system and submision workflow that was developed as a consequence. A functional... prototype of the ingest stage has ben built, and a ful prototype with Shiboleth integration is slated for completion in May of 207. Demonstrators of the aplication are expected to be deployed in fal of 207 at thre schols. Introduction In 205, four...

  2. Development of a wildlife monitoring system on the proposed Woodlands city site, Montgomery County, Texas

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    Poche, Richard Michael

    1973-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . Approximate deer densities were assessed by use of the Hahn cruise-line, road strip census, and track count methods. Track count lines were also establi. shed to determine the number of mammals, excluding rodents, crossing per mile of transect. Lakes... monitoring system was developed to detect changes in species density or diversity during and following construction of the city. The study area encompassed approximately 17, 000 acres, most of which was predominantly a pine forest. I A number...

  3. 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

    . 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... Wildlife in Polk County History of Lak Livingston Area Lake Livingston Construction and Development I I . METHODS AND PROCEDURES 10 13 13 16 16 17 18 19 20 24 Selection of Study Area Parameters of Study Area Population 25 25 TITLE...

  4. 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 ...

  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

    campus in Galveston and has its own training ship. The traditional method of training candidates as ship's officers was what can be classed on ? the-job training. Those officers who did 7 Galveston Chamber of Commerce, A Presentation of The Need for a... measures must be established to gauge the I'unctioning of the department as a whole, as well as the performance of the student in his various activities. 7. A time schedule must be developed to guide all personnel to the accomplishment of those tasks...

  6. 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...

  7. The Texas Legislative Process: An agricultural perspective

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    Green, Todd E.

    2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

    on Agriculture and Livestock, it was established that many Texas Senators and Representatives are grassroots agriculturalists who require and deserve the input of Texas' agriculture producers in order to create beneficial agricultural policy. 111 THE TEXAS... or creation of new law. Bills which do not contain statewide implications are either Local or Consent. A Local bill is defined as one which creates or affects a water district, hospital district, or road utility district; relates to hunting, fishing...

  8. Economic Impacts of Controlling Soil-Loss from Silviculture Activities: A Case STudy of Cherokee County, Texas

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    Hickman, C.A.; Jackson, B.D.

    1978-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    TR- 91 1978 Economic Impacts of Controlling Soil-Loss from Silviculture Activities: A Case Study of Cherokee County, Texas C.A. Hickman B.D. Jackson Texas Water Resources Institute Texas A...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. The Texas- Oklahoma Cattle Feeding Industry: Structure and Operational Characteristics.

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    Dietrich, Raymond A.

    1968-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    December 1968 I The Texas-Oklahoma 1 Cattle Feeding Industry Structure I and Operational 1 Characteristics TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY Texas Agricultural Experiment Station H. 0. Kunkel, Acting Director, College Station, Texas In Cooperation... accounted for about 40 per- , Oklahoma) has been characterized by rapidly increas- cent of the cattle fed during 1966-67. More recent ing numbers of large commercial feedlots and has developments indicate that the Texas Panhandle undergone some recent...

  12. Development of a Market Optimized Condensing Gas Water Heater

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    Peter Pescatore

    2006-01-11T23:59:59.000Z

    This program covered the development of a market optimized condensing gas water heater for residential applications. The intent of the program was to develop a condensing design that minimized the large initial cost premium associated with traditional condensing water heater designs. Equally important was that the considered approach utilizes design and construction methods that deliver the desired efficiency without compromising product reliability. Standard condensing water heater approaches in the marketplace utilize high cost materials such as stainless steel tanks and heat exchangers as well as expensive burner systems to achieve the higher efficiencies. The key in this program was to develop a water heater design that uses low-cost, available components and technologies to achieve higher efficiency at a modest cost premium. By doing this, the design can reduce the payback to a more reasonable length, increasing the appeal of the product to the marketplace. Condensing water heaters have been in existence for years, but have not been able to significantly penetrate the market. The issue has typically been cost. The high purchase price associated with existing condensing water heaters, sometimes as much as $2000, has been a very difficult hurdle to overcome in the marketplace. The design developed under this program has the potential to reduce the purchase price of this condensing design by as much as $1000 as compared to traditional condensing units. The condensing water heater design developed over the course of this program led to an approach that delivered the following performance attributes: 90%+ thermal efficiency; 76,000 Btu/hr input rate in a 50 gallon tank; First hour rating greater than 180 gph; Rapid recovery time; and Overall operating condition well matched to combination heat and hot water applications. Over the final three years of the program, TIAX worked very closely with A.O. Smith Water Products Company as our commercial partner to optimize the design for manufacturing. This work included the initiation of a large field testing program (over 125 units) and an in-depth reliability program intended to minimize the risks associated with a new product introduction. At the time of this report, A.O. Smith plans to introduce this product to the marketplace in the early 2006 time period.

  13. 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...

  14. Texas Watershed Planning Short Course Final Report

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    Wagner, Kevin

    the effectiveness of NPS outreach in Texas to reduce NPS and stormwater pollution, improve water quality on a priority watershed basis, and facilitate greater NPS TMDL and watershed-based plan implementation. #30;e Key EPA Internet Tools for Watershed Management... of protecting and restoring water quality from NPS pollution by providing training to water resource professionals in Texas, which will provide those individuals with knowledge and tools to 1) support the implementation of state, regional, and local programs...

  15. 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.

  16. Status and Trends of Irrigated Agriculture in Texas

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    Status 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 in the United States in both agricultural acres irrigated and irrigation water applied. Significant advances

  17. A comparison of microseismicity induced by gel-proppant-and water-injected hydraulic fractures, Carthage Cotton Valley gas field, East Texas

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    Rutledge, J. T. (James T.); Phillips, W. S. (William Scott)

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In May and July, 1997, a consortia of operators and service companies conducted a series of hydraulic fracture imaging tests in the Carthage Cotton Valley gas field of East Texas (Walker, 1997). Microseismic data were collected and processed for six hydraulic fracture treatments in two wells (3 completion intervals per well) (Mayerhofer et al., 2000). One well was completed with gel-proppant treatments in which a viscous crosslink gel was injected to entrain high concentrations of sand proppant into formation. The second well was completed using treated water and very low proppant concentrations (waterfracs). Waterfracs have been shown to be just as effective as the conventional gel-proppant treatments in Cotton Valley reservoirs, but at greatly reduced cost. Mayerhofer and Meehan (1998) suggest two possible reasons why waterfracs are successful: (1) Induced shear displacement along natural and hydraulic fractures results in self-propping (shear dilation enhanced by fracture branching, proppant and spalled rock fragments), and (2) Fracture extension and cleanup is easier to achieve with low-viscosity fluids. With improved source location precision and focal mechanism determination (fracture plane orientation and sense of slip), we have reexamined the Cotton Valley data, comparing the seismicity induced by water and gel-proppant treatments at common depth intervals. We have improved the location precision and computed focal mechanism of microearthquakes induced during a series of hydraulic fracture completions within the Cotton Valley formation of East Texas. Conventional gel-proppant treatments and treatments using treated water and very low proppant concentrations (waterfracs) were monitored. Waterfracs have been shown to be just as effective as the conventional gel-proppant treatments in Cotton Valley reservoirs, but at greatly reduced cost (Mayerhofer and Meehan, 1998). Comparison of the seismicity induced by the two treatment types show similar distributions of event locations and focal mechanisms for common depth intervals. We interpret the induced seismicity to be primarily controlled by the natural fracture geometry and independent of treatment design. By implication, we expect the effectiveness of shear-induced fracture propping to be independent of the treatment fluid in Cotton Valley reservoirs.

  18. 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

    of wind power systems through research, economic development, job creation and education. Congressionally. The money will be used to create applications that will integrate wind energy into municipal power grids the variable power supplied by wind with water pumping and desalination facilities. Community colleges

  19. Texas Rice, Volume VI, Number 7

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    Texas A&M University System Agricultural Research and Extension Center Beaumont, Texas September 2006 Volume VI Number 7 Texas A Tribute to Henry M. Hank Beachell Henry Monroe Beachell, co- recipient of the 1996 World Food Prize... was the need for additional research, particularly addressing the development of rice varieties that compete more effectively with weed species, and the development of improved weed and fertilizer management options. The U.S. organic market is projected...

  20. 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.

  1. 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.

  2. 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...

  3. A modeling approach to evaluate the impacts of water quality management plans implemented in a watershed in Texas

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    best management practices (BMPs) have been implemented through Water Quality Management Plans (WQMPs; Best management practices Software availability Name of the software: Soil and Water Assessment Tool. doi:10.1016/j.envsoft.2005.05.013 www.elsevier.com/locate/envsoft Environmental Modelling & Software

  4. Developed by Pamela J. Brown, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Extension Entrepreneurship Specialist, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Texas A&M University System, June 2004. Adapted from Money My Way, Clemson

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    Specialist, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Texas A&M University System, June 2004. Adapted from Money to do business better-- more efficiently and productively. It's about making and saving money online money by using the Internet for business research and services. Small businesses may even have an edge

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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.

    Irrigation District No. 2 (San Juan) 48" Pipeline Replacing Wisconsin Canal Final. Subsequent to that report's release, the project was installed and implemented within the Districts water-delivery infrastructure system, with actual construction costs...

  9. NMSLO Application for Exploration/Development Water Easement | Open Energy

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    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 CenterFranconia, Virginia: Energy Resources Jump to:46 -Energieprojekte3Information Exploration/Development Water Easement Jump to:

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. Forestry Policies (Texas)

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    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...

  14. WEST TEXAS HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION

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    Rock, Chris

    Whitfield, Lubbock. Cover: "Stampede," by Tom Lea, El Paso 1940. #12;West Texas Historical Association 91st Foundations: Cattle, Slaves, and Cattle Drives from Stephens County, Texas" Bill Steward, Wichita Falls, Texas

  15. Underground Injection Control Permits and Registrations (Texas)

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    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...

  16. Castor Beans in Texas.

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    Miller, E. A.

    1952-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    5 ; AGRICULTURAL NSlON SERVICE BULLETIN 744 TEXAS AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENT STATION Texas TEXAS AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION SERVICE G. G. Gibson, Director, College Station, Texas TEXAS AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENT STATION R. D. Lewis, Director... Asror.omist; J. Roy Quinby, Superintendent, Substa- tion No. 12. Chillicothe; B. C. Langley, Superintendent Substation No. 20, Ste- phenville, and Joe H. Rothe, Brown County Agricultural Agent, of the Texas A. & M. College System; Joe R. Walzel...

  17. 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...

  18. Water scarcity and development in the Tigris-Euphrates river basin. Master`s thesis

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    NONE

    1995-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report will examine aspects of water scarcity and development, and discuss solutions available to avoid conflict over water in the Tigris-Euphrates River Basin. (MM).

  19. Texas' Natural Lake

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    Wythe, Kathy

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Geomorphology: ? Estimate sediment budget and develop better characterization of sediment composition along entire creek ? Collect baseline geomorphological data to better assess the responses during and following flow Aquatic Ecology: ? Determine how... in Texas A&M?s Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences, said the summary report synthesizes the ?state of knowl- edge? about the geography, hydrology, ecology and environmental impacts affecting Caddo Lake and Big Cypress Creek. At the second...

  20. 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...

  1. 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.

  2. 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...

  3. Modeling Urban Storm-Water Quality Treatment: Model Development and Application to a Surface Sand Filter

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    water impacts has led us to the develop- ment of different storm-water treatment strategies. Previous knowledge regarding traditional water treatment systems drink- ing and wastewater and the evaluation

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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

    of groundwater table with inflection points (Tromble 1977). At point (A) the inflow and outflow are about the same, at point (B) recharge and transpiration are at a minimum, at point (C) inflow is greater than outflow and at point (D) outflow is greater than... the soil surface by a confining layer. This could be rock or a thick clay layer. The unconfined aquifer does not have this confining layer and water is able to move into the aquifer from the soil surface or river or lake. Tromble (1977) explained...

  8. Seasonal abundance, distribution and growth of commercially important marine crustaceans at a hot water discharge in Galveston Bay, Texas

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    Gallaway, B. J

    2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

    setiferus; and brown shrimp, Penaeus aztecus were taken once a month, January 1968-December 1969, at 11 offshore (trawl) and 6 beach (seine) stations. The collecting stations were in and around the entrance of the discharge canal carrying heated water... each month at offshore stations, 1968-1969. 28 Number of blue crabs seined each month at beach stations, 1968-1969 30 Number of white shrimp trawled each month at offshore stations, 1968-1969 43 Number of white shrimp seined each month at beach...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. Support Analytical Infrastructure and Further Development of a Statewide Bacterial Source Tracking Library

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    DiGiovanni, G.; Casarez, E.; Gentry, T.; Martin, E.; Gregory, L.; Wagner, K.

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The project titled Support Analytical Infrastructure and Further Development of a Statewide Bacterial Source Tracking Library funded by the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board was established to provide needed resources to expand...

  12. 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...

  13. Energy Use in California Wholesale Water Operations: Development and Application of a General Energy Post-Processor for California Water

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    Lund, Jay R.

    -i- Energy Use in California Wholesale Water Operations: Development and Application of a General Energy Post-Processor for California Water Management Models By MATTHEW EARL BATES B.S. (California State- Abstract This thesis explores the effects of future water and social conditions on energy consumption

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

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    Miyamoto, S.

    The book describes the performance of pecan trees; water testing; determining how water quality may affect tree growth; improving drainage; selecting an irrigation system, and water conditioning to manage nutrients. It also describes how to estimate...

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

    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...

  17. Developing Criteria and Metrics for Assessing Recycled Water Program Effectiveness.

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    Arias, Michelle

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ?? Many U.S. states are currently experiencing or expect to experience water shortages in the next ten years. Recycling water is one strategy states are (more)

  18. 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.

  19. Development of a Web-based Emissions Reduction Calculator for Retrofits to Municipal Water Supply and Waste Water Facilities

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

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    DEVELOPMENT OF A WEB-BASED EMISSIONS REDUCTION CALCULATOR FOR RETROFITS TO MUNICIPAL WATER SUPPLY AND WASTE WATER FACILITIES Juan-Carlos Baltazar Research Associate Zi Liu, Ph.D. Research Engineer Don R. Gilman, P.E. Senior Software... and used to calculate the electricity savings from potential retrofits to municipal water supply and waste water facilities. The methodology integrates the ASHRAE Inverse Model Toolkit (IMT) 1 used for weather normalization, a peak...

  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. 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

  2. E-Print Network 3.0 - alternative water development Sample Search...

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

    Summary: and economics 6 Managing irrigation water use for sustainable alternative bioenergy crop production and impacts... development (low impact development concept) 12...

  3. Selling Texas: an internship at the Texas Department of Agriculture

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    Cross, Kelly D.

    1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    produce the world's finest fibers..." (TDA, 1996c). The division's BLJY TEXAS cwnpaign also promotes Texas products to its residents with whom Texas pride and loyalty are an arguable second only to American patriotism. The BUY TEXAS initiative...

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. Groundwater Nitrogen Source Identification and Remediation in the Texas High Plains and Rolling Plains Regions

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    Delaune, P.; Scanlon, B.; Reedy, R.; Schwartz, R.; Baumhardt, L.; Gregory, L.

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Groundwater nitroGen source identification and remediation in the texas hiGh plains and rollinG plains reGions Paul Delaune, Bridget R. Scanlon, Robert C. Reedy, Robert C. Schwartz, Louis Baumhardt, Lucas F. Gregory Texas Water Resources... Institute TR-451 September 2013 GROUNDWATER NITROGEN SOURCE IDENTIFICATION AND REMEDIATION IN THE TEXAS HIGH PLAINS AND ROLLING PLAINS REGIONS FINAL REPORT FUNDING PROVIDED BY THE TEXAS STATE SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION BOARD THROUGH A CLEAN...

  7. 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

  8. Texas Rice, Volume VII, Number 8

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    , improve water and fertilizer management of cotton in the Texas High Plains, and evaluate the suitability of candidate bioenergy crops for different parts of Texas. A few weeks ago, the Center received a three- day visit from Dr. Lewis Wilson, who works... Tarpley, Yubin Yang, and I hopped on a plane and spent three days in Weslaco discussing potential collaborative research to determine which candidate bioenergy crops have the greatest potential for production in each climate zone for different soils...

  9. 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...

  10. 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 ...

  11. Understanding and Predicting Changes in Precipitation and Water Availability Under the Influence of Large-Scale Circulation Patterns: Rio Grande and Texas

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    Khedun, Chundun 1977-

    2012-12-11T23:59:59.000Z

    Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY Approved by: Co-Chairs of Committee, Vijay P Singh John R Giardino Committee Members, Anthony T Cahill Gerald R North... and management. This dissertation focusses on the influence of two major large-scale circulation patterns, the El Ni?o Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and the Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO), on the Rio Grande basin and the state of Texas, US. Both study areas...

  12. Runoff irrigation of crops with contrasting root and shoot development in northern Kenya: water

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    Lehmann, Johannes

    after a heavy storm is guided into levelled basins. The standing water is allowed to infiltrate deep, the root distribution may change according to the water supply; little is known about water and rootRunoff irrigation of crops with contrasting root and shoot development in northern Kenya: water

  13. 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...

  14. 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"...

  15. Improvement of Drinking Water Quality in Developing Countries: Microbial and Geogenic Contamination

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    Wehrli, Bernhard

    Improvement of Drinking Water Quality in Developing Countries: Microbial and Geogenic Contamination for chemical and micro- biological treatment of drinking water at the household scale. The course will cover in developing and emerging coun- tries, who wish to learn more about household drinking water quality

  16. 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.

  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. Texas 4-H Forestry Invitational Handbook

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    Bruton, Derrick

    2009-04-05T23:59:59.000Z

    The Texas 4-H Forestry Invitational is a competitive event on forestry knowledge and skills. This handbook covers the invitational rules, topics and contest exercises. It is both a manual for the invitational and a guide for team development....

  19. 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...

  20. The development of endo-selective epoxide-opening cascades in water

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    Morten, Christopher J.

    This tutorial review traces the development of endo-regioselective epoxide-opening reactions in water. Templated, water-promoted epoxide-opening cyclization reactions can offer rapid access to subunits of the ladder ...

  1. 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...

  2. Castor Beans in Texas.

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    Bringham, Raymond D.; Spears, Ben R.

    1960-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ................................................................................. 3 Uses of Castorbeans .......................................................... 5 Adaptation ............................................................................ 5 Varieties for Texas... .................................................................... 5 ...................................................................... Cultural Practices 6 .......................................................... Seedbed Preparation 6...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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...

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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

    69 59 3,893 Records JUL 8.83 8.33 9.64 10.99 1.65 .94 73 73 4,679 3,068 9.76 8.97 11.54 1.32 96 71 2,559 9.78 2.08 1.86 97 71 54 4,262 7.19 2.54 2.77 96 72 78 2,402 9.93 2.54 91 62 51 3,618 7.89 2.17 95 72....15 1.10 55 31 71 4,403 2.31 3.82 3.68 63 43 85 3,374 .45 48 19 3,948 1.92 2.34 58 35 75 4,870 1.64 1.54 1.73 58 33 67 3,138 Table 1 . Mean Monthly and Annual Meteorological Data for Stations from which Evaporation Records...

  8. Development of Water Supply and Sanitation Facility in The Rural Areas of Nepal: An Overview

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    Prasain, Jiba Nath

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    for irrigation and drinking water were separated and the Department of Water Supply and Sewerage (DWSS) was created. At that time, the Ministry of Panchayat and Local Development (MPLD) had been given the responsibility for small-scale village level water supply... . The notion of people's participation in drinking water supply was initiated by MPLD, which had taken responsibility of the construction of small-scale drinking water supply projects like others such as roads, suspension bridges, and foot-trials. However...

  9. PACE in Texas 101

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    Stone,R.

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    to be available in many Texas regions in 2015. What is PACE and is there PACE in Texas? ESL-KT-14-11-35 CATEE 2014: Clean Air Through Efficiency Conference, Dallas, Texas Nov. 18-20 PACE tackles key barriers Source: Institute for Building Efficiency ESL-KT-14...

  10. Shock Chlorination of Stored Water Supplies

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    Dozier, Monty; McFarland, Mark L.

    2005-05-25T23:59:59.000Z

    of their well water. While these procedures effectively may san- itize water wells and distribution systems, addition- al steps may be necessary to shock- chlorinate water stored in tanks. Storage Tanks In several regions of Texas, such as the Texas Hill... Country and the Central Texas Blacklands, water is pumped from wells into large storage tanks. Pipes from such tanks then deliver water to houses for domestic use. However, shock-chlorinating a water well alone may not provide enough chlorinated water...

  11. 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

  12. 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...

  13. Identifying Patterns of Relationships between Professional Development and Professional Culture with Texas High School Science Teachers and Students

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    Ruebush, Laura Elizabeth

    2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

    development (PD) to ensure that teachers remain current with both their content and pedagogical content knowledge (Wei, Darling-Hammond, & Adamson, 2010). Introduction to Professional Development and Professional Culture Professional Development...., 2001; Joyce & Showers, 2002; Loucks-Horsley et al., 2003). Several researchers have synthesized characteristics useful in identifying high- quality PD (e.g., Darling-Hammond, Wei, Andree, Richardson, & Orphanos, 2009; Garet et al., 2001; Desimone et...

  14. Corn Hybrids for Texas.

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    Rogers, J. S.; McAfee, T. E.

    1954-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Stephenville ,J* 5.K'rbyvilb I0.Cbrkdb 15.Tanpk 2ODetiion 25.Wllothe TEXAS AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENT STATION R. D. LEWIS. DIRECTOR, COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS DIGEST The Texas corn acreage planted to hybrids increased from less than 1 percent of the total acrea....1 in 1941 to 74.5 percent in 1953. Most of the present acreage is devoted to the newer, better-adaptt hybrids-Texas 26, 28 and 30. These new hybrids usually outyield the older Texas hybrids h!. least 10 percent. Corn is one of the most important...

  15. Sponsored by: Texas Soil Observation Network (TxSON)

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    Yang, Zong-Liang

    Sponsored by: Texas Soil Observation Network (TxSON) A Program for Monitoring SOIL MOISTURE Across the State of Texas Refined soil moisture satellite data products for operational use and improved to meet water, wind, and energy demands Real-time emergency response data for natural disasters

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

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    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...

  17. 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...

  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. 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

  20. UBC Social Ecological Economic Development Studies (SEEDS) Student Report An Investigation Into Sustainable Water Consumption -

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    in green building design projects. As part of the new Student Union Building project, the Alma MaterUBC Social Ecological Economic Development Studies (SEEDS) Student Report An Investigation Into Sustainable Water Consumption - Water Bottles versus WaterFillz Units Alireza Tavassoli, Yee Chung Wong, Sina

  1. University of Arizona Geography and Regional Development 696O Adaptation and Resilience in Water Resources Systems

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    Scott, Christopher

    , urban growth, energy demand, and global food trade alter water in coupled human-natural systemsUniversity of Arizona Geography and Regional Development 696O 1 Adaptation and Resilience in Water syllabus] As we enter an era of drastically heightened pressure on water resources combined with greater

  2. 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

  3. The political aspects of institutional developments in the water sector: South Africa and its international river

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    Wolf, Aaron

    The political aspects of institutional developments in the water sector: South Africa and its life by many giants in the world of science, engineering and water resource management. I remain deeply of the Universities Partnership for Transboundary Waters (along with myself); Prof. Tony Allan, my mentor and "guru

  4. 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

  5. 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...

  6. 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

    equal to 100,000 British thermal units (BTU).1 Therm is equal to 29.3 kWh Temperature rise through Heater The difference in the water temperature supplied to the water heater, and the water exiting the water heater. This is typically 70*F, which... assumes a water line temperature of 75*F and a water heater setting of 145*F Water Heater Efficiency The percentage of energy delivered to the water divided by the amount of energy consumed by the water heater viii TABLE OF CONTENTS...

  7. 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...

  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. 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...

  11. The University of Texas at Austin Austin, Texas, USA

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    Hopkins, Gail

    Trail, Texas State Capitol, Downtown Texas, Barton Springs Pool, Hamilton Pool (a swimming hole with its hall or dormitory, a private dormitory, cooperative house or university apartment. Students

  12. Hessian Fly in Texas Wheat

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    Morgan, Gaylon; Sansone, Chris; Knutson, Allen E.

    2005-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Gaylon Morgan, State Extension Small Grains Specialist Chris Sansone, Extension Entomologist Allen Knutson, Extension Entomologist Texas Cooperative Extension The Texas A&M University System H essian Fly In Texas Wheat E-350 07/05 The Hessian fly...

  13. Exploring Spatial Variations in the Relationship between National Park Visitation and Associated Factors in Texas Counties

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    Lee, Kyung Hee

    2013-11-07T23:59:59.000Z

    within the Texas boundary. Specifically, this study developed a spatial regression model of national park visitation demand in Texas using Geographically Weighted Regression (GWR). This model estimated the strength of the relationship between visitation...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. Conservation Genetics of Five Species of Dionda in West Texas

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    Hanna, Ashley

    2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

    are important relative to monitoring habitat deterioration. This study used genetic data from geographic samples of the five nominal species of Dionda in Texas waters to document the conservation-genetics status of populations in each species. Fish were...

  17. 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

    2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

    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...

  18. Flax in Texas.

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    Atkins, Irvin Milburn

    1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    grown at both Jamestown, Virginia, and Plymouth Rock, Massachusetts. The Commonwealth of Virginia offered a bounty for the production of fiber flax in 1658, and England offered special inducements to the colonists to produce flax fiber for the mother... Agricultural agent at Victoria, Texas to P. C. Mangelsdorf, Texas Agngncultural Experiment Station, College Station, Texas. 5 Experiment Substation No. 3 at Troup. Eight 16-foot rows were seeded every 2 weeks from November through March 1. Yields of 7...

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

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    Holder, Michael Wayne

    1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . Many researchers, among them Kissel et al. (1973), Quisenberry and Phillips (1976), Ritchie et al. (1977), and Thomas and Phillips (1979), have shown that in structured soils, such as silt loams and clays, the majority of pezcolating water moves... glass and teflon. Three capillary wick samplers were constructed as shown in Fig. 1. Five cm diameter Pyrex tubing was attached to the glass plate with Armstrong Epoxy 271. The sections of pyrex tubing were attached to one another using steel teflon...

  20. 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...

  1. Gas Production Tax (Texas)

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    A tax of 7.5 percent of the market value of natural gas produced in the state of Texas is imposed on every producer of gas.

  2. Municipal Utility Districts (Texas)

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    Municipal Utility Districts, regulated by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, may be created for the following purposes: (1) the control, storage, preservation, and distribution of its...

  3. Arsenic in Drinking Water: Regulatory Developments and Issues

    National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

    Developments and Issues Mary Tiemann Specialist in Environmental Policy Resources, Science, and Industry Division Summary In 2001, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)...

  4. Low Impact DevelopmentLow Impact Development Protecting Oregon's waters as we growProtecting Oregon's waters as we grow

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    Tullos, Desiree

    attractive #12;Conventional DevelopmentConventional Development "Efficiency""Efficiency" ­­ Collect,Collect;Rainwater HarvestingRainwater Harvesting No permit is required to harvest up to 5,000 gallons of rainwater

  5. The geology of the Anderson area, Grimes County, Texas

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    Rolf, Emil Gerald

    1958-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    that oonsiderable volcanic activity was in progresss probably to ths southwest. The many hills curtail extensive faming but grasing and dairy- ing ars widely practiced. Rang fresh water sands are available and con- stitute a plentiful ground water supply... regarding this thesfsi Mr. A. R. Vance of the Texas State Highway Department for furnishing valuable elevation data in the areal Nr. Rob Faikenbury of the Palkenbury Drilling Company of Havasota, Texas for making available drlllers loysJ Nr, J. T. Janlca...

  6. 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.

  7. 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...

  8. Shale Gas Development Challenges: Water | Department of Energy

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

    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 on Delicious Rank EERE:YearRound-Up from the Gridwise Global1WasteRecoveryAwardsFacility inDepartmentFracture FluidsWater

  9. Research and Development Roadmap for Emerging Water Heating Technologies

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    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 on Office of Inspector GeneralDepartment of Energy fromComments onReply CommentsNext-Generation Low|Emerging Water Heating

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  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. Developed by Pamela J. Brown, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Extension Entrepreneurship Specialist, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Texas A&M University System, June 2004. Adapted from Money My Way, Clemson University and The New Youth

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    , Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Texas A&M University System, June 2004. Adapted from Money My Way. Money and time influence which ones you select. Target your customer through advertising, which

  15. Development of a Water Management Model for the Metropolitan Water District (NW Tucson)

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    Fay, Noah

    , fountains, evaporative coolers, rainwater collection and water reuse. The choices the model users--data collection and adjusting or adding to the existing Powersim model. As more data was collected for both area. The models also contain a default setting that was determined from the data collected

  16. 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 ...

  17. Be Water Smart

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    Swyden, Courtney

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of native or non-invasive adapted trees, shrubs, grasses and flowers that can tolerate temporary wet conditions. A layer of mulch prevents weed growth and aids in filtration. These low spots fill with water during periods of heavy rain, helping...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...

  18. 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.

  19. 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 ...

  20. HOUSTON-GALVESTON, TEXAS Managing coastal subsidence

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    subsidence. Extensive subsidence,caused mainly by ground-water pumping but also by oil and gas extraction L A N D S C O A S T A L U P L A N D S Gulf of Mexico TEXAS #12;Mining Ground Water36 part,Galveston,East, and West Bays,which are separated from the Gulf of Mexico by Pelican Is- land,Galveston Island

  1. University of Arizona Geography and Regional Development 696O Adaptation and Resilience in Water Resources Systems

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    demand, and global food trade alter water in coupled human-natural systems. This seminar addressesUniversity of Arizona Geography and Regional Development 696O 1 Adaptation and Resilience in Water-4393) Office hours: by appointment Seminar summary [from course catalog] Climate change, urban growth, energy

  2. Development of pipe deterioration models for water distribution systems using EPR

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    Fernandez, Thomas

    Development of pipe deterioration models for water distribution systems using EPR L. Berardi, O of Exeter, North Park Road, Exeter EX4 4QF, UK The economic and social costs of pipe failures in water for critical pipes that balance investment with expected benefits in a risk-based management context

  3. The development of a solar thermal water purification, heating, and power generation system: A case study.

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    Wu, Mingshen

    The development of a solar thermal water purification, heating, and power generation system: A case, none of the existing concentrated solar power systems (trough, dish, and tower) that have been the potential of an invention directed to a water purification system that also recovers power from generated

  4. Transmission electron microscopy of oxide development on 9Cr ODS steel in supercritical water

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    Motta, Arthur T.

    Transmission electron microscopy of oxide development on 9Cr ODS steel in supercritical water A strengthened ferritic steel alloys during exposure to 600 C supercritical water for 2- and 4-weeks were cladding include austenitic stainless steels, solid solution and precipitation-hardened alloys, ferritic

  5. "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

  6. WATER QUALITY CHANGES AS A RESULT OF COALBED METHANE DEVELOPMENT IN A ROCKY MOUNTAIN WATERSHED1

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    McClain, Michael

    WATER QUALITY CHANGES AS A RESULT OF COALBED METHANE DEVELOPMENT IN A ROCKY MOUNTAIN WATERSHED1 Xixi Wang, Assefa M. Melesse, Michael E. McClain, and Wanhong Yang2 ABSTRACT: Coalbed methane (CBM the Powder River. (KEY TERMS: coalbed methane, produced water; Montana; natural gas; pattern analysis

  7. Effect of Forest Site Preparation and Livestock Grazing on Stormflow and Water Quality in the South East

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    Hunter, T. K.; Blackburn, W. H.; Weichert, A. T.; Dobrowolski, J. P.

    of Texas. However, little is known about the influence of intensive forest practices or livestock grazing on water quality, yield or site productivity in Texas. This is the only instrumented watershed study in Texas or Louisiana that is currently evaluating...

  8. 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, ...

  9. 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.

  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. An overview of the facilities, activities, and developments at the University of North Texas Ion Beam Modification and Analysis Laboratory (IBMAL)

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    Rout, Bibhudutta; Dhoubhadel, Mangal S.; Poudel, Prakash R.; Kummari, Venkata C.; Pandey, Bimal; Deoli, Naresh T.; Lakshantha, Wickramaarachchige J.; Mulware, Stephen J.; Baxley, Jacob; Manuel, Jack E.; Pacheco, Jose L.; Szilasi, Szabolcs; Weathers, Duncan L.; Reinert, Tilo; Glass, Gary A.; Duggan, Jerry L.; McDaniel, Floyd D. [Ion Beam Modification and Analysis Laboratory, University of North Texas, Department of Physics, 1155 Union Circle 311427, Denton, Texas 76203 (United States)

    2013-07-03T23:59:59.000Z

    The Ion Beam Modification and Analysis Laboratory (IBMAL) at the University of North Texas includes several accelerator facilities with capabilities of producing a variety of ion beams from tens of keV to several MeV in energy. The four accelerators are used for research, graduate and undergraduate education, and industrial applications. The NEC 3MV Pelletron tandem accelerator has three ion sources for negative ions: He Alphatross and two different SNICS-type sputter ion sources. Presently, the tandem accelerator has four high-energy beam transport lines and one low-energy beam transport line directly taken from the negative ion sources for different research experiments. For the low-energy beam line, the ion energy can be varied from {approx}20 to 80 keV for ion implantation/modification of materials. The four post-acceleration beam lines include a heavy-ion nuclear microprobe; multi-purpose PIXE, RBS, ERD, NRA, and broad-beam single-event upset; high-energy ion implantation line; and trace-element accelerator mass spectrometry. The NEC 3MV single-ended Pelletron accelerator has an RF ion source mainly for hydrogen, helium and heavier inert gases. We recently installed a capacitive liner to the terminal potential stabilization system for high terminal voltage stability and high-resolution microprobe analysis. The accelerator serves a beam line for standard RBS and RBS/C. Another beamline for high energy focused ion beam application using a magnetic quadrupole lens system is currently under construction. This beam line will also serve for developmental work on an electrostatic lens system. The third accelerator is a 200 kV Cockcroft-Walton accelerator with an RF ion source. The fourth accelerator is a 2.5 MV Van de Graaff accelerator, which was in operation for last several decades is currently planned to be used mainly for educational purpose. Research projects that will be briefly discussed include materials synthesis/modification for photonic, electronic, and magnetic applications, surface sputtering and micro-fabrication of materials, development of high-energy ion microprobe systems, and educational and outreach activities.

  12. Forests and The Texas Economy.

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    Laughlin, Jay O'; Williams, Richard A.

    1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    I UUL; Z TA24S.7 8873 NO.1S96 (Blank Page In -O~-.BilUetiBJ ' t '. ,-. "0: . : ?. FORESTS AND THE TEXAS ECONOMY by Jay O'Laughlin i\\ssociate Professor Texas i\\gricultural Experiment Station (Department of Forest Science) Texas i...\\&M University and Richard A. Williams Graduate Research i\\ssistant Texas i\\gricultural Experiment Station (Department of Forest Science) Texas i\\&M University The assistance and support of the Texas Forestry Association and the Texas Forest Service...

  13. BUSINESS CONTINUITY The University of Texas at Austiniv

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    Johnston, Daniel

    Plan Annex 2014 BUSINESS CONTINUITY VIII #12;#12;#12;The University of Texas at Austiniv #12;Business Continuity Plan Annex v Acknowledgement The University of Texas at Austin Business Continuity Plan Annex has been developed from the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) Business

  14. 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.

  15. Storm-water management for industrial 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.

  16. Developing a Water Management Strategy | Department of Energy

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

    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 on Delicious Rank EERE:Year in Review: TopEnergy DOEDealingVehicle Batteryof Energy Developing a New Primer on

  17. Wind power application for low flow irrigation from the Edwards-Trinity aquifer of West Texas

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    Molla, Saiful Islam

    1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Attempts were made to reduce the cost of energy for irrigation in West Texas. To do this two wind turbines of 10 kW size were installed in Garden City and Stiles, Texas to pump water. The turbines were installed on 30 m towers. The pumping water...

  18. Geodatabase of the South Texas Uranium District

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    Mark Beaman; William Wade Mcgee

    Uranium and its associated trace elements and radionuclides are ubiquitous in the South Texas Tertiary environment. Surface mining of this resource from the 1960s through the early 1980s at over sixty locations has left an extensive anthropological footprint (Fig. 1) in the lower Nueces and San Antonio river basins. Reclamation of mining initiated after 1975 has been under the regulatory authority of the Railroad Commission of Texas (RCT). However, mines that were active before the Texas Surface Mining Act of 1975 was enacted, and never reclaimed, are now considered abandoned. The Abandoned Mine Land Section of the RCT is currently reclaiming these pre-regulation uranium mines with funding from the federal government. The RCT monitors the overall effectiveness of this process through post-reclamation radiation and vegetative cover surveys, water quality testing, slope stability and erosion control monitoring. Presently a number of graduate and postgraduate students are completing research on the watershed and reservoir distribution of trace elements and radionuclides downstream of the South Texas Uranium District. The question remains as to whether the elevated levels of uranium, its associated trace elements and radiation levels in the South Texas environment are due to mining

  19. 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

    . 5 Structure of Research. ? II DEVELOPING COUNTRIES AND THE DEVELOPMENT PROCESS. . . . . 2. 1 Defining Development. . 2. 2 Defining World Regions. 2. 3 Development Indicators . . 2. 4 The Process of Development. 20 34 IH THE ROLE OF WATER... Benefits. . 4. 3 The Interrelationship of Benefits. . 57 57 63 CHAPTER V U. S. INVOLVEMENT IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES??. 5. 1 Need For U. S. Involvement. . 5. 2 General Assistance 5. 3 Water Resources Sector. Page 66 66 71 VI CHANNELS...

  20. Fertilizers for Rice in Texas.

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    Reynolds, E. B. (Elbert Brunner); Wyche, R. H. (Robert Henry)

    1929-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    LIBRARY, CAMPUS. TEXAS AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENT STATION 1 BULLETIN NO. 398 , DIVISION OF AGRONOMY FERTILIZERS FOR RICE IN TEXAS GRICULTURAL AND MECHANICAL COLLEGE OF TEXAS T. 0. \\\\TALTON, President STATION DMINISTRATION: A. B. CONNER, M. S... of Agriculture. ***Tm n,,nn-n+;,n "4th thm Cphnnl nf Aon~l~lt~lrp Experiments with fertilizers on rice at Substation No. 4, Texas Agricultural Experiment Station, Beaumont, Texas, show that the soils responded to nitrogen and phosphoric acid, but nitrogen...

  1. Exploring the feasibility of developing partnerships between Hispanic-serving organizations and the 4-H clubs in the state of Texas, in both urban and rural communities

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    Rodriguez, Reyes Isaac

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    abuse, gang affiliation, peer pressure, and violence (Lerner, 1995). The problems do not stop here. Youth that do survive these social dangers are then subjected to other challenging factors that make survival difficult. These factors include... for some organizations, some of the Hispanic- serving organization may cease to exist. 3. Because there is little research on the extent of partnerships between Hispanic-serving organizations and the 4-H club in the state of Texas, some information may...

  2. The Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) has awarded the Texas A&M AgriLife

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    The Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) has awarded the Texas A&M Agri American Cancer Society screening standards. Friend to Friend is a research tested, best practice program developed with funding from the National Cancer Institute and may be implemented by trained volunteers

  3. Water Data Report: An Annotated Bibliography

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    Dunham Whitehead, Camilla; Melody, Moya

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    D.V. Guerra Jr. 2007Draft State Water Plan (Water for Texas,publications/reports/State_Water_Plan/2007/Draft_2007S DRAFTProtection Agency: State Water Resources Control Board. (

  4. An economic analysis of land use alternatives on CRP land trees after the CRP contracts expire in east Texas

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    Arekere, Marigowda Dhananjaya

    1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Classification of east Texas region by Texas Forest Service Classification of east Texas region by Texas Agricultural Experiment Station Stumpage prices in current dollars ($/mbf) Stumpage prices in 1993 dollars ($/mbf) Pulpwood prices in current dollars... planting (Bates). Marginal pasturelands in or adjacent to riparian areas or land that would contribute to the protection of water quality became eligible for CRP provided trees were planted (USDA 1990, Bates). The Illinois Forest Department Act...

  5. 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... of the production has been entering com- mercial channels. About 2.5 percent of the total Texas corn acreage is harvested as silage and about 1 percent of the annual corn crop is used for human consum~tion. .- -. of improved corn hybrids. More favora-ble grow...

  6. The Agricultural Benefits of Salinity Control on the Red River of Texas and Oklahoma

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    Laughlin, D. H.; Lacewell, R. D.; Moore, D. S.

    Salinity of the waters from the Red River and its major tributaries has virtually eliminated its use for irrigation of agricultural crops in Texas and Oklahoma. A chloride control project has been proposed whereby the source salt waters...

  7. Water quality changes as a result of coalbed methane development in a Rocky mountain watershed

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    Wang, X.; Melesse, A.M.; McClain, M.E.; Yang, W. [Tarleton State University, Stephenville, TX (USA)

    2007-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Coalbed methane (CBM) development raises serious environmental concerns. In response, concerted efforts have been made to collect chemistry, salinity, and sodicity data on CBM produced water. However, little information on changes of stream water quality resulting from directly and/or indirectly received CBM produced water is available in the literature. The objective of this study was to examine changes in stream water quality, particularly sodicity and salinity, due to CBM development in the Powder River watershed, which is located in the Rocky Mountain Region and traverses the states of Wyoming and Montana. To this end, a retrospective analysis of water quality trends and patterns was conducted using data collected from as early as 1946 up to and including 2002 at four U.S. Geological Survey gauging stations along the Powder River. Trend analysis was conducted using linear regression and Seasonal Kendall tests, whereas, Tukey's test for multiple comparisons was used to detect changes in the spatial pattern. The results indicated that the CBM development adversely affected the water quality in the Powder River. First, the development elevated the stream sodicity, as indicated by a significant increase trend of the sodium adsorption ratio. Second, the development tended to shrink the water quality differences among the three downstream stations but to widen the differences between these stations and the farthest upstream station. In contrast, the development had only a minor influence on stream salinity. Hence, the CBM development is likely an important factor that can be managed to lower the stream sodicity. The management may need to take into account that the effects of the CBMdevelopment were different from one location to another along the Powder River.

  8. 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.

  9. 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

  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

    over basic water management and environmental concerns.to environmental regulation and water pollution managementfiguring into water management is the parallel environmental

  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

    to environmental regulation and water pollution managementover basic water management and environmental concerns.figuring into water management is the parallel environmental

  12. Feral Hogs in Texas

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    Mapston, Mark; Texas Wildlife Services

    2007-03-19T23:59:59.000Z

    Feral hogs are found in almost parts of Texas. They are prized by hunters but despised by landowners who suffer from their damage. This publication is a comprehensive look at feral hogs, from their history and identification to their biology...

  13. Growing Blackberries In Texas.

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    Morris, H. F.; Garner, C. F.; Hancock, Bluefford; Smith, Harlan

    1962-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    introduction of the Georgia Experiment Station and is the result of a cross between the upright growing Eldoraclo ancl the trailing Brainercl blackberry varieties. EAKLY WONDER (Texas Wonder, Dew- .) is a vigorous grower, with fruit that ripens n 3-weeks...

  14. Canadian River Compact (Texas)

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Canadian River Commission administers the Canadian River Compact which includes the states of New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. Signed in 1950 by the member states, the Compact was subsequently...

  15. Cavern Protection (Texas)

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    It is public policy of the state to provide for the protection of caves on or under Texas lands. For the purposes of this legislation, cave means any naturally occurring subterranean cavity, and...

  16. Pecos River Compact (Texas)

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    This legislation authorizes the state's entrance into the Pecos River Compact, a joint agreement between the states of New Mexico and Texas. The compact is administered by the Pecos River Compact...

  17. Oat Production in Texas.

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    McFadden, E. S. (Edgar Sharp); Atkins, Irvin Milburn

    1947-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    oats, now occupies consider- able acreages in Texas, Arkansas and other Southern States. Ranger and Rzcstler: These two varieties are sister selections from a cross of Nortex with Victoria, a crown (leaf) rust and smut- resistant red oat introduced... of Texas Red Rustproof and Selection 5542-1 of Victoria- Richland, the first generation of which was backcrossed to Tesa: Red Rustproof. Verde is similar to Red Rustproof in many plant characters but has mpre slender grain and is resistant to crorr...

  18. Determination of leaf area index of loblolly pine (Pinus taeda L.) and its relationship to site water balance across a large precipitation gradient in East Texas

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    Hebert, Mark Thomas

    1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    was estimated using the Thornthwaite and Mather (1957) model to predict potential and actual evapotranspiration and moisture deficit. LAI and site water balance were estimated in both 1994 and 1995. 1 hypothesized that LAI would be positively correlated...

  19. Ecological, Economic and Policy Alternatives for Texas Rice Agriculture

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    Alston, Letitia T.; Lacher, Thomas E.; Slack, R. Douglas; Vedlitz, Arnold; Woodward, Richard T.; Franklin, James C.; Canzoneri, Nicole; Conkey, April Ann Torres; Cowman, Deborah F.; Harris, Jeanine; Henry, April; Kennedy, Elizabeth; Krohn, Michelle R.; Mizell, Kelly; Nicholson, Jill; Tierce, Kelly; Wui, Yong-Sukh

    2013-12-19T23:59:59.000Z

    A&M University, conducted a two-year research project entitled Ecological, Economic, and Policy Alternatives for Texas Rice Agriculture. This project was sponsored by the Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI). Principal investigators were Dr... variability in which some farmers have consistently produced valuable output and made significant profits. In addition to farming, ricelands are used for recreational hunting and bird watching. Landowners earn some income by leasing their land to hunters...

  20. On the transferability of three water models developed by adaptive force matching

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    Hu, Hongyi; Wang, Feng

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Water is perhaps the most simulated liquid. Recently three water models have been developed following the adaptive force matching (AFM) method that provides excellent predictions of water properties with only electronic structure information as a reference. Compared to many other electronic structure based force fields that rely on fairly sophisticated energy expressions, the AFM water models use point-charge based energy expressions that are supported by most popular molecular dynamics packages. An outstanding question regarding simple force fields is whether such force fields provide reasonable transferability outside of their conditions of parameterization. A survey of three AFM water models, B3LYPD-4F, BLYPSP-4F, and WAIL are provided for simulations under conditions ranging from the melting point up to the critical point. By including ice-Ih configurations in the training set, the WAIL potential predicts the melting temperate, TM, of ice-Ih correctly. Without training for ice, BLYPSP-4F underestimates TM...

  1. Water Use Optimization Toolset Project: Development and Demonstration Phase Draft Report

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    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.

  2. Survival of zooplankton entrained into the cooling water system and supplemental cooling towers of a steam-electric generating station located on Galveston Bay, Texas

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    Chase, Cathleen Louise

    2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

    not necessarily be used to predict conditions at power plants in other areas (Bauereis 1975; Davies and Jensen 1975). Aquatic organisms drawn into the current of cooling water flowing towards the intake structure of a power plant are sus- ceptible... organisms are those that are located in the dilution water contributing to the turbulent mixing and cooling at the discharge from the power plant (Coutant 1974). Damage to intake-entrained organisms can be re- lated to the individual or synergistic...

  3. Calculation of Integrated Nox Emissions Reductions from Energy Efficiency Renewable Energy (EE/RE) Programs across State Agencies in Texas

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    Hberl, J.; Yazdani, B.; Baltazar, J. C.; Kim, H.; Mukhopadhyay, J.; Zilbershtein, G.; Ellis, S.; Parker, P.

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper presents an update of the integrated NOx emissions reductions calculations developed by the Energy Systems Laboratory (ESL) for the State of Texas to satisfy the reporting requirements for Senate Bill 5 of the Texas State Legislature...

  4. 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...

  5. VOL. 31, No.6 UNL WATER CENTER/ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAMS DECEMBER 1999 Conference to Develop a Management

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    Nebraska-Lincoln, University of

    VOL. 31, No.6 UNL WATER CENTER/ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAMS DECEMBER 1999 Current Conference to Develop a Management Agenda for Nebraska's Water Future the future of Nebraska's water," Kuzelka said. University. Conference sessions will focus on management chal- lenges, management issues and prioritizing water ma n

  6. The Sparta aquifer, northern Brazos County, Texas

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    Wauters, John F

    1956-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    by the Texas Water Supply Corporation. Chemi- cal tests made on the water from Production Wells No, 1 and 2 (36 and 37) in- dicated that the water produced was turbid but of unusually good chemical quality. A request was made to the United States Goo... limestene (See Table 3, page 2$ . The "Eaton leatel" of Renick and Stensel (1931) Ls included Ln the lower part of the overlying Stone City formation. In accordance with the c), assificatioa of Stexxsel (1935), the upper contact of the surface Sparta has...

  7. Texas Surface Coal Mining and Reclamation Act (Texas)

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Railroad Commission of Texas regulates all surface mining activities for the extraction of coal. The Commission acts with the authority of the Texas Surface Coal Mining and Reclamation Act,...

  8. 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 production systems will be developed and evaluated to target· the development of heavy, healthy calves ready production systems that limit profit-· ability for both the cow-calf and stocker operator. Develop new forage

  9. 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.

  10. Improving Lives. Improving Texas. Agency Strategic Plan

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    . Williams Administration Building 7101 TAMU September 2009 College Station, TX 77843-7101 Phone: 979. In the context of this broad mission, the priorities for Extension education are: Ensure a sustainable and management. Build local capacity for economic development in Texas communities. Improve the health

  11. SUMMER FISH ASSEMBLAGES IN CHANNELIZED AND UNCHANNELIZED REACHES OF THE SOUTH SULPHUR RIVER, TEXAS

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    BURGESS, CHRISTINE CONNER

    TWRI TR-257 SUMMER FISH ASSEMBLAGES IN CHANNELIZED AND UNCHANNELIZED REACHES OF THE SOUTH SULPHUR RIVER, TEXAS A Thesis by CHRISTINE CONNER BURGESS 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 August 2003 Major Subject: Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI) Technical Report 244 SUMMER FISH ASSEMBLAGES...

  12. Texas High Plains Supplement to Texas Alfalfa Production

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    Mukhtar, Saqib

    Texas High Plains Supplement to Texas Alfalfa Production Texas Cooperative Extension Bulletin B-5017 Common misunderstandings about alfalfa among prospective growers is 1) they aren't going to get rich growing alfalfa. Yes, there are a lot dairies moving into the northern South Plains and southwest

  13. 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 is #12;Alfalfa Quality · This is what will make or break large producers · What is your goal? What

  14. Water Rights Analysis Package (WRAP) Daily Modeling System

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    Wurbs, R.; Hoffpauir, R.

    2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    -2011) Contract 582-12-10220 (2011-2013) Technical Report No. 430 Texas Water Resources Institute The Texas A&M University System College Station, Texas 77843-2118 August 2012 ii iii TABLE OF CONTENTS Chapter 1 Water Rights Analysis... Package (WRAP) Modeling System .......................... 1 WRAP Documentation ..................................................................................................... 1 WRAP Programs...

  15. Phase III Early Restoration Projects Alabama Florida Louisiana Mississippi Texas

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    counties. The project includes reef designs to be constructed at various depths. The deep water "nearshore and limestone layers with spacers between the layers, in less than 20 feet deep water and within 950 feetPhase III Early Restoration Projects Alabama · Florida · Louisiana · Mississippi · Texas NOAA

  16. Water Use Efficiency in Plant Growth and Ambient Carbon Dioxide Level

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    van Bavel, C. H. M.

    TR-42 1972 Water Use Efficiency in Plant Growth and Ambient Carbon Dioxide Level C.H. M. van Bavel Texas Water Resources Institute Texas A&M University ...

  17. Freestall Facilities in Central Texas

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    Stokes, Sandra R.; Gamroth, Mike

    1999-06-04T23:59:59.000Z

    surveyed recently for infor- L-5311 5-99 Freestall Dairy Facilities in Central Texas Sandy Stokes and Mike Gamroth* *Extension Dairy Specialist, Texas A&M University System, and Extension Dairy Specialist, Oregon State University. Freestall housing...

  18. Uranium Recovery Surface Activities (Texas)

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    This section of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality enforces and makes the rules and regulations for handling and recovering radioactive materials associated with in situ mining in Texas....

  19. Stakeholders hold the key to improving Texas water: why public participation matters and stories from a few folks who've proved it

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    Lee, Leslie

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Winter 2011 tx H2O 17 Story by Leslie Lee ] As Hamilton County Commissioner, Dickie Clary continues to be involved with local water quality. It?s been said a thousand times for a thousand di#15;erent causes: ?Get involved!? It may be a...

  20. Stakeholders (that's you!) hold the key to improving Texas water: Why public participation matters and stories from a few folks who've proved it

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    Lee, Leslie

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Winter 2011 tx H2O 17 Story by Leslie Lee ] As Hamilton County Commissioner, Dickie Clary continues to be involved with local water quality. It?s been said a thousand times for a thousand di#15;erent causes: ?Get involved!? It may be a...

  1. Effects of urbanization on stream channel morpology, Madisonville, Texas

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    Harris, Daniel Lee

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis investigates the effects of urban development on two small streams near Madisonville, Texas. One stream is natural and used as a control against which Town Branch, the urbanized stream, is compared. Changes in width, depth, and channel...

  2. Intern experience with Texas Utilities Services, Inc.: an internship report

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    Janne, Randall Lee, 1953-

    2013-03-13T23:59:59.000Z

    This report is a review of the author's year of experience as an intern with Texas Utilities Services...The author worked as a Nuclear Fuels Engineer for the duration of the internship period. His primary assignment was the development...

  3. Internship experience at Texas Instruments: the internship report

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    Glover, Kerry Cloyce, 1954-

    2013-03-13T23:59:59.000Z

    This report presents a survey of the author's internship experience with Texas Instruments from November 1980 to November 1981. The internship was spent in the Advanced Research and Development Division of the Digital Systems Group...

  4. 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.

  5. Decentralized demand management for water distribution

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    Zabolio, Dow Joseph

    2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

    DECENTRALIZED DEMAND MANAGEMENT FOR WATER DISTRIBUTION A Thesis by DOW JOSEPH ZABOLIO, III 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 May... OF THE DEMAND CURVE 30 31 35 39 Model Development Results 39 45 VI CONTROLLER DESIGN AND COSTS 49 Description of Controller Production and Installation Costs 49 50 VII SYSTEM EVALUATION AND ECONOMICS 53 System Response and Degree of Control...

  6. Texas Transportation Poll Final report

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    Texas Transportation Poll Final report PRC 14-16-F #12;2 Texas Transportation Poll Texas A&M Transportation Institute PRC 14-16-F September 2014 Authors Chris Simek Tina Geiselbrecht #12;3 Table of Contents .......................................................................................................................... 8 Transportation Funding

  7. 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://

  8. 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

  9. Texas Air Quality Status and the Texas Emission Reduction Plan

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    Hildebrand, S.

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Through Energy Efficiency Conference ? Galveston, Texas ? October 10, 2012 0.0 1.3 2.7 4.0 5.3 6.7 8.0 60 90 120 150 180 210 240 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011...Texas Air Quality Status and the Texas Emission Reduction Plan Susana M. Hildebrand, P.E., Chief Engineer Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Clean Air Through Energy Efficiency Conference ? Galveston, Texas ? October 10, 2012...

  10. ENERGY AND WATER DEVELOPMENT APPROPRIATIONS BILL, FY 2011 Senate Bill 3635, Report 111-228

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    ENERGY AND WATER DEVELOPMENT APPROPRIATIONS BILL, FY 2011 Senate Bill 3635, Report 111. Fusion Energy Sciences (FES) would be funded at $384.0 million, a decrease of $42.0 million below the FY10 enacted level and $4.0 million above the budget request. FUSION ENERGY SCIENCES The Committee

  11. 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

  12. DEVELOPMENT OF A UHT WATER PASTEURIZATION SYSTEM USING MICROCHANNEL HEAT EXCHANGER TECHNOLOGY

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    Escher, Christine

    stages of proposal development for DaVita, leveraging the OSU Venture Fund money for a small-scale system+ that a small-scale system is feasible with microchannel technology. These past activities, as footnoted below, significant interest exists in a stand-alone water purification system in the 1000 ml

  13. Federal Energy and Water Management Awards 2014

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    and maintenance savings and avoided water treatment costs, and improved recreation and fish and wildlife conditions due to higher reservoir levels. Oklahoma-Texas Area Office...

  14. Water for Energy in the Eagle Ford

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    Finch, C.

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Water and Hydraulic Fracturing 12/18/2013 CATEE Conference San Antonio, TX Dr. Calvin Finch Texas A&M Water Conservation and Technology Center ESL-KT-13-12-44 CATEE 2013: Clean Air Through Energy Efficiency Conference, San Antonio, Texas Dec. 16...-18 ESL-KT-13-12-44 CATEE 2013: Clean Air Through Energy Efficiency Conference, San Antonio, Texas Dec. 16-18 ESL-KT-13-12-44 CATEE 2013: Clean Air Through Energy Efficiency Conference, San Antonio, Texas Dec. 16-18 Water Components ?Water for Drilling...

  15. Advanced Reservoir Characterization and Development through High-Resolution 3C3D Seismic and Horizontal Drilling: Eva South Marrow Sand Unit, Texas County, Oklahoma

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    Wheeler,David M.; Miller, William A.; Wilson, Travis C.

    2002-03-11T23:59:59.000Z

    The Eva South Morrow Sand Unit is located in western Texas County, Oklahoma. The field produces from an upper Morrow sandstone, termed the Eva sandstone, deposited in a transgressive valley-fill sequence. The field is defined as a combination structural stratigraphic trap; the reservoir lies in a convex up -dip bend in the valley and is truncated on the west side by the Teepee Creek fault. Although the field has been a successful waterflood since 1993, reservoir heterogeneity and compartmentalization has impeded overall sweep efficiency. A 4.25 square mile high-resolution, three component three-dimensional (3C3D) seismic survey was acquired in order to improve reservoir characterization and pinpoint the optimal location of a new horizontal producing well, the ESU 13-H.

  16. Barley Production in Texas.

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    Dunkle, P. B. (Paul Burtch); Atkins, Irvin Milburn

    1941-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    inclusive, an average of 14 6,O 0 0 acres of barley was planted, producing an average annual production of 2,445,000 bushels. The acreage and pro- duction fluctuate widely, being influenced by spring moisture conditions in west Texas and by winterkilling... the winter months, than on un- protected land. In west Texas it also may aid in reducing soil blowing. Barley may be used for hay or green manure crops, and in other sec- tions is used extensively in the brewing industry. At present very little barley...

  17. Pecan Propagation in Texas.

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    Swallow, A. P.

    1924-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    can be readily chosen. Considerable difference exists between the varieties recommended for East Texas and those that do best in West Texas. There is no clear line of demarkation between the section adapted to the two kinds, but a line from Denison... the tree, or by driving two short pieces of board into the ground, one on the south and the other on the west side of the tree. Requirements of Good Nursery Stock- There are three very important points in connection with the purchase of pecan trees from...

  18. TEXAS LPG FUEL CELL DEVELOPMENT AND DEMONSTRATION PROJECT Full-Text - Submission contains both citation data and full-text of the journal article. Full-text can be either a pre-print or post-print, but not the copyrighted article.

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    SOUTHWEST RESEARCH LABORATORY SUBMITTED BY SUBCONTRACTOR, RAILROAD COMMISSION OF TEXAS

    2004-07-26T23:59:59.000Z

    The State Energy Conservation Office has executed its first Fuel Cell Project which was awarded under a Department of Energy competitive grant process. The Texas LPG Fuel Processor Development and Fuel Cell Demonstration Program is a broad-based public/private partnership led by the Texas State Energy Conservation Office (SECO). Partners include the Alternative Fuels Research and Education Division (AFRED) of the Railroad Commission of Texas; Plug Power, Inc., Latham, NY, UOP/HyRadix, Des Plaines, IL; Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), San Antonio, TX; the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission (TNRCC), and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). The team proposes to mount a development and demonstration program to field-test and evaluate markets for HyRadix?s LPG fuel processor system integrated into Plug Power?s residential-scale GenSys? 5C (5 kW) PEM fuel cell system in a variety of building types and conditions of service. The program?s primary goal is to develop, test, and install a prototype propane-fueled residential fuel cell power system supplied by Plug Power and HyRadix in Texas. The propane industry is currently funding development of an optimized propane fuel processor by project partner UOP/HyRadix through its national checkoff program, the Propane Education and Research Council (PERC). Following integration and independent verification of performance by Southwest Research Institute, Plug Power and HyRadix will produce a production-ready prototype unit for use in a field demonstration. The demonstration unit produced during this task will be delivered and installed at the Texas Department of Transportation?s TransGuide headquarters in San Antonio, Texas. Simultaneously, the team will undertake a market study aimed at identifying and quantifying early-entry customers, technical and regulatory requirements, and other challenges and opportunities that need to be addressed in planning commercialization of the units. For further information please contact Mary-Jo Rowan at mary-jo.rowan@cpa.state.tx.us

  19. Water resources development in Santa Clara Valley, California: insights into the human-hydrologic relationship

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    Reynolds, Jesse L.; Narasimhan, T.N.

    2000-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Groundwater irrigation is critical to food production and, in turn, to humankind's relationship with its environment. The development of groundwater in Santa Clara Valley, California during the early twentieth century is instructive because (1) responses to unsustainable resource use were largely successful; (2) the proposals for the physical management of the water, although not entirely novel, incorporated new approaches which reveal an evolving relationship between humans and the hydrologic cycle; and (3) the valley serves as a natural laboratory where natural (groundwater basin, surface watershed) and human (county, water district) boundaries generally coincide. Here, I investigate how water resources development and management in Santa Clara Valley was influenced by, and reflective of, a broad understanding of water as a natural resource, including scientific and technological innovations, new management approaches, and changing perceptions of the hydrologic cycle. Market demands and technological advances engendered reliance on groundwater. This, coupled with a series of dry years and laissez faire government policies, led to overdraft. Faith in centralized management and objective engineering offered a solution to concerns over resource depletion, and a group dominated by orchardists soon organized, fought for a water conservation district, and funded an investigation to halt the decline of well levels. Engineer Fred Tibbetts authored an elaborate water salvage and recharge plan that optimized the local water resources by integrating multiple components of the hydrologic cycle. Informed by government investigations, groundwater development in Southern California, and local water law cases, it recognized the limited surface storage possibilities, the spatial and temporal variability, the relatively closed local hydrology, the interconnection of surface and subsurface waters, and the value of the groundwater basin for its storage, transportation, and treatment abilities. The proposal was typically described as complementing an already generous nature, not simply subduing it. Its implementation was limited by political tensions, and fifteen years later, a scaled-down version was constructed. Well levels recovered, but within a decade were declining due to increasing withdrawals. I assert that the approach in Santa Clara Valley was a forerunner to more recent innovations in natural resource management in California and beyond.

  20. Developing a tool to estimate water withdrawal and consumption in electricity generation in the United States.

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    Wu, M.; Peng, J. (Energy Systems); ( NE)

    2011-02-24T23:59:59.000Z

    Freshwater consumption for electricity generation is projected to increase dramatically in the next couple of decades in the United States. The increased demand is likely to further strain freshwater resources in regions where water has already become scarce. Meanwhile, the automotive industry has stepped up its research, development, and deployment efforts on electric vehicles (EVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs). Large-scale, escalated production of EVs and PHEVs nationwide would require increased electricity production, and so meeting the water demand becomes an even greater challenge. The goal of this study is to provide a baseline assessment of freshwater use in electricity generation in the United States and at the state level. Freshwater withdrawal and consumption requirements for power generated from fossil, nonfossil, and renewable sources via various technologies and by use of different cooling systems are examined. A data inventory has been developed that compiles data from government statistics, reports, and literature issued by major research institutes. A spreadsheet-based model has been developed to conduct the estimates by means of a transparent and interactive process. The model further allows us to project future water withdrawal and consumption in electricity production under the forecasted increases in demand. This tool is intended to provide decision makers with the means to make a quick comparison among various fuel, technology, and cooling system options. The model output can be used to address water resource sustainability when considering new projects or expansion of existing plants.