Winter 2023 Newsletter

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How much does the lake rise?

It’s not a trick question, but one with a complicated answer. Brazos River Authority hydrologists have plenty to calculate when it comes to measuring water coming into a lake. Click here to learn more.

Lake levels are down!

Lake levels are down.
Do we need a plan?

Yes, we DO need a plan to ensure that we avoid the worst effects of the next drought – a lack of enough water. Texas is well known for both drought and floods. Decades ago, we learned the hard way that when rivers dry up and wells run dry, we might have to go without water. The water planning process is essential to our survival. Knowing where we've been helps us prepare for future needs. It's a big state and a large task. Learn more here.

Should you water your lawn in winter?

Did your grass turn brown in the fall? Chances are it’s in the dormant phase, and that’s good news. Or, could it be drought? Click here to learn more about dormant grass and what to do with it.

Hello Spring

What can we expect for winter/spring drought conditions?

Will La Niña conditions continue or weaken? How will that affect the Brazos River basin? Click here to learn more.

David Jones

From lignite mines to water management, one chases the challenge

This BRA employee is helping the organization look to the future, providing strategic direction for its capital projects. This data-driven, priority-based long-term forecast will leverage information from multiple sources to lay the groundwork for project and fiscal capacity. Click here to read more.

Water faucet

Is the water from your faucet clean? How do you know for sure?

How many times do you consume water each day? You might drink a full glass with lunch. One might use water to wash the vegetables you put into your child’s lunchbox. Or, you may fill a pot with water to cook pasta for the family’s dinner. But what if that water just “looks” clean? If it were contaminated, how would you know? Learn here to learn how.

Coming Up

Jan. 30, 2023
BRA Board of Directors Bimonthly meeting.

Monday, Jan. 30, 2023 at the BRA Central Office, 4600 Cobbs Drive, in Waco. Read more here.

Feb. 9, 2023
Brown Bag on the Brazos

A virtual meeting for the public from noon to 1 p.m. to allow management to share insights on projects and allow the public to ask questions. See more here.

Central Office
4600 Cobbs Drive, Waco, TX 76710
P.O. Box 7555, Waco, TX 76714
Copyright January 2023
The Brazos Basin newsletter is produced by the Government & Customer Relations Department.