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Last month, Balmorhea State Park announced it would be closing its pool for an undetermined amount of time. The reason: park officials say they found a crack in the pool wall and it could be unsafe for swimmers. For many, … Continue reading
The community, which depends heavily on the pool to attract tourists, is currently benefiting from the Permian Basin oil boom.
The upswing of oil and gas production has spurred scientists and researchers to look at ways to diminish the potential impact of oil and gas production on water resources. In West Texas, part of the solution could mean finding effective ways to recycle … Continue reading
The recent discovery of a massive oilfield in West Texas has many in the region on edge. Some are anticipating on a flow of jobs to the area but others are concerned that the drilling will spoil the desert’s beloved … Continue reading
In Far West Texas, a little water goes a long way. Balmorhea ranchers Don and Ellen Weinacht learned that in 2001, when they turned over part of their cattle ranch to create a wetland for migrating birds. Now, three years … Continue reading
The 75 heirs of a legacy Texas homesteading family are divided. One side wants to keep the water under a total of 11 thousand acres just north of Balmorhea, the other side is selling their water for fracking. It’s a scenario … Continue reading