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BARTON SPRINGS EDWARDS AQUIFER CONSERVATION DISTRICT
The Barton Springs / Edwards Aquifer Conservation District (BS/EACD) was created
in 1987 by the 70th Legislature with a directive to conserve, protect and
enhance the groundwater resources of the Barton Springs segment of the aquifer.
CITY OF AUSTIN
City of Austin manages numerous caves and karst preserves within the municipality of Austin and is active in public education
and management of the Edwards Aquifer within Travis County, Texas.
CITY OF SAN ANTONIO
The City of San Antonio manages numerous caves and karst preserves within the municipality of San Antonio and
is active in groundwater management, conservation and public education of the San Antonio segment
of the Edwards Aquifer system.
EDWARDS AQUIFER AUTHORITY
Edwards Aquifer Authority is a Texas regulatory agency established with the Edwards Aquifer Authority Act of 1993.
It is charged with the preservation and protection of the Edwards Aquifer, with managing and protecting the Edwards
Aquifer System, and working with others to ensure the entire region of a
sustainable, adequate, high quality, cost effective supply of water, now and in
LOWER COLORADO RIVER AUTHORITY
SAN ANTONIO WATER SYSTEM
The Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) provides reliable, cost-effective electric, water and other public services of value
and is a responsible steward of the river and the basin’s natural resources. LCRA is a Texas conservation and reclamation district
operating with no taxing authority. LCRA plays a variety of roles in Central Texas: delivering electricity, managing the water supply
and environment of the lower Colorado River basin, providing public recreation areas, and supporting community and economic development.
The San Antonio Water System is the public utility for water resources in the City of San Antonio that was established in 1992.
They are one of the leading organizations in developing sustainable conservation practices for the Edwards Aquifer system.
TEXAS COMMISSION ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is the environmental agency for the state, which strives to protect
public health and natural resources and maintains a large database of reports related to the Edwards Aquifer
as well as to other regions of the state.
The commission's headquarters are located at 12100 Park 35 Circle in Austin. The fourth largest environmental agency in the United States
(behind the USEPA, the California EPA,
and the New York DEC), it employs approximately 2,760 employees, has 16 regional offices,
and had a $342 million operating budget for the 2013 fiscal year.
TEXAS NATURAL RESOURCES INFORMATION SYSTEM
Use this website to download 1 meter resolution DOQs for the entire state of
Texas. You can also download available 2.5 meter DOQQs, DRGs, TxDOT, DEMs,
Hillshades, and more. This site provides on-line downloads for various USGS
maps. If you are downloading 1 meter resolution you'll need a free program like
Mr Sid ExpressView Browser Plug-in to view them.
TEXAS PARKS AND WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is a state agency whose mission is to conserve and manage
the natural and cultural resources of Texas while promoting sustainable outdoor recreation activities.
Texas Parks and Wildlife has a number of caving projects ongoing on various
Texas State Parks. These projects are sponsored by the Texas Speleological
Association (TSA) and cave records are maintained by the Texas Speleological
TEXAS WATER DEVELOPMENT BOARD
The Texas Water Development Board's (TWDB) mission is To provide leadership,
planning, financial assistance, information, and education for the conservation
and responsible development of water for Texas. Its mission and goals which relate to maintaining the
viability of the state's natural resources, health and economic development. The
Texas Water Board is involved in the management of at least one major spring
cave in Texas.
US FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE
United States Fish and Wildlife Service is the federal agency charged with conserving, protecting and enhancing fish,
wildlife and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.