Texas: The State of Flowing Water
by Texas Parks & Wildlife Department
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Texas the State of Flowing Water examines water resource threats facing Texas and looks at what people can do to protect the state’s most precious natural resource. Produced by Texas Parks and Wildlife, the documentary features images of rivers, springs, bays and estuaries, plus interviews with a wide array of experts, stakeholders and policy makers.
|1||VideoKeeping the Flow||Water flowing in creeks and streams as an integral part of sustaining healthy rivers as well as recharging underground aquifers. Learn about the Texas Instream Flow Program targeting data collection on segments of five Texas rivers and the creation of first urban Paddling Trail in Arlington. Part 1 of a 6 part series.||1/21/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|2||VideoReservoirs on the Side||A traditional dam built across a river will severely alter the natural hydrology of that system. A growing trend of building reservoirs off the main channel and taking water from the river only during high flows will lessen negative impacts. An existing off-channel reservoir near Ft. Worth shows how 2 larger proposed projects near the coast might work. Part 3 of a 6 part series.||1/21/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|3||VideoLifeline of the Bays||New legislation directs local stakeholders to cooperatively determine how much fresh water needs to be reserved for each of the Texas river and bay systems. This process has never been attempted on this scale and the results could influence how other states forge future Environmental Flows policy. Part 4 of a 6 part series.||1/21/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|4||VideoWater Futures||The State Water Plan is revised every five years to insure our water supply keeps pace with the rapidly growing Texas population. Conventional supply and conservation strategies may have to change as some debate how climate change will alter rainfall patterns in Texas. Part 5 of a 6 part series.||1/21/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|5||VideoLiving in the Balance||Awareness of the link between energy use and water supplies and how sustainable building practices can reduce water and energy needs in the future. These concepts are demonstrated at Government Canyon State Natural Area near San Antonio and a residential housing development near Austin. Part 6 of a 6 part series.||1/21/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
- Category: Ecology
- Language: English
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