Water School

Why is conservation important?


Water conservation is especially important in Texas because the state has experienced periods of droughts since the Texas government first began recording droughts in 1870.


The most recent intense drought happened between 2010 and 2015. This drought was defined as an exceptional drought characterized by exceptional and widespread crop loss, seafood, forestry, tourism, and agriculture sectors reporting significant financial loss and areas experiencing extreme sensitivity to fire danger. Only by conserving water can we reduce the effects of droughts like these.

As the population of Texas continues to increase (projected to double by 2050) water conservation will become a more significant part of everyday life, since unlike the Texas population, the water supply will not double. By conserving water we can ensure we can keep watering crops, save energy and keep water available for recreation.

Freshwater is a finite resource and since we only have so much of it, it makes it that much more important for us to be intentional with our water use.


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The information provided on this site is intended as background on water within the Brazos River basin. There should be no expectation that this information is all encompassing, complete or in any way examines every aspect of this very complex natural resource.

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