Texans don’t need statistics to tell them what the drought is like – they can feel it in their bones.
Residents, manufacturers and farmers all depend on both reservoirs and groundwater in Texas, but up until recently only surface reservoir levels were public in Texas. The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) updates those reservoir levels on their online archive daily in an easily accessible format.
Now concerned Texans easily access information about groundwater levels through the TWDB site as well. Groundwater and surface water levels are now both being shared with the public by the TWDB and can be viewed in an interactive map.
Texas voters approved Proposition 6 in November, which sets up a system to finance projects in the state water plan.