“Anything we can do to slow runoff down gives us more of a chance to soak it into the ground,” says Kyle Wright, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Services water quality specialist for Texas.
High in the San Juan Mountains, nestled under 14,000-foot peaks, lies one of the most picturesque, clear-running trout streams you could ever imagine. This stretch of stream in the San Juans is a perfect example of what was and what could be.
Decades of experience have shown Bell, who founded Quick Line Service Company’s Ranch Water Division in 1990, that the availability of fresh water dictates land’s productivity when it comes to livestock and wildlife.
Water is an essential part of any healthy, sustainable ecosystem, and landowners should be sure to provide for critters both large and small.
The statewide rains in August ensured that Texas, with 75.25 inches, had just enjoyed the wettest 24-month consecutive period in its history. While the life-giving moisture was needed and welcomed, it muddied the memory of 2011, when Texas, with an average of 14.18 inches, struggled to survive its driest year ever.
Before you start digging that idyllic water feature on your land, there are some basic questions you should ask first. We take a look.
It’s no wonder real estate is complex and buyers are discerning in the state of Colorado. Regional farm and ranch markets are vast and values vary considerably depending on a multitude of factors, perhaps most significantly, water.
Although the Texas population is expected to double in size by 2050, the state’s water supplies are expected to decrease by 19 percent in that same timeframe.