Meter Reading: Rains Don’t Mean the Drought is Over, House Limiting Pentagon Fuel Alternatives, and More
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A warning sign along the shore of the dried O.C. Fisher Lake in San Angelo, Texas in the summer of 2011.
Lots of rain, but it’s still a drought “With the wettest May 15 on record in San Antonio — 2.56 inches on Tuesday — the Edwards Aquifer is expected to top 660 feet, but its decline could soon resume. Despite getting more rain in the first five months of this year than in all of 2011, the drought continues.” — San Antonio Express-News
House bill aims to curb Pentagon’s power to buy alternative fuels “The White House is threatening to veto a defense spending bill after complaining that the measure would limit the military’s ability to power its planes, ships and tanks with alternative fuels.” — Fuel Fix
LCRA looking for 10,000 acre-feet of Bastrop County groundwater – “In an effort to boost its water supplies, the Lower Colorado River Authority will ask to use about 10,000 acre-feet of groundwater in Bastrop County, part of a 14-county area where future pumping is already under dispute.” – Austin American-Statesman