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MAKE PLANS BEFORE DISASTER STRIKES

MAKE PLANS BEFORE DISASTER STRIKES

The best time to think about how to deal with disasters such as wildfires and floods is well before they occur. September is National Emergency Preparedness Month: an opportunity to anticipate ways we can help make the best of the worst situations.
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Help keep everyone safe and healthy, avoid dumping items into the lake

Help keep everyone safe and healthy, avoid dumping items into the lake

It may seem quick, easy and harmless to dump items such as grass clippings or leaves into the lake. But it’s not harmless and can cause a number of problems.
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Why Is The Water So Brown? It’s All About Turbidity

Why Is The Water So Brown? It’s All About Turbidity

Seeing an unusual color in the waters of our rivers and lakes has been a recent cause of concern for many in the Brazos River basin. Discoloration of the water is caused by the suspension of particles, a process called turbidity. There can be many causes for turbidity in the Brazos basin.
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Don't Pick Up Hitchhikers This Boating Season

Don't Pick Up Hitchhikers This Boating Season

You probably wouldn’t pick up a hitchhiker and bring them home to your neighborhood. Would you consider picking up hitchhikers at the lake that could create havoc on your drinking water and cost you a great deal of money? Probably not; but, most people don’t know they could be doing just that. You can help stop the spread of these invasive mollusks simply by cleaning your boat before venturing into a new area.
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Streamflow Alerts Now Available by Text and Email

Streamflow Alerts Now Available by Text and Email

Being concerned about flooding might seem a little crazy after more than 4 years of drought conditions. But Texas weather has been known to change on Mother Nature’s whim and being prepared is never a poor idea. The U.S. Geological Survey has introduced an online tool that can provide updates on changes to streamflow by text or email for those who live near or just enjoy venturing out on Texas’ rivers and lakes. For more, click here.
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