Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Twin Buttes Recreation Future

Those interested in the draft Twin Buttes Recreation Use Plan can read the document at this link.  The plan is projected to go to council in May.

Add Gateway Planning's work at Lake Nasworthy and area residents could soon find our local water resources transformed.

Will either be a sailing hotbed for West Texans?  We have the wind.  The water remains to be seen, especially as fracking consumes 1.5 million gallons of water per well.  The Cline Shale is expected to have ten thousand or more wells.

A water engineer said most of the water used in fracking is "bound up" deep underground, i.e. it's removed from the natural cycle of rainfall, absorption/runoff and evaporation.

Don't forget the projected 30,000 new area residents with water demands on Lake Nasworthy and Twin Buttes.  A few years back I walked across the North Pool's Middle Concho without getting my feet wet.  I hope that's not our future. 

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