The Blanco River (River Books, Sponsored by The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, Texa)

The Blanco River (River Books, Sponsored by The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, Texa) Author Wes Ferguson
ISBN-10 1623495105
ISBN-13 9781623495107
Year 2017-02-22
Pages 184
Language English
Publisher Texas A&M University Press
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For eighty seven miles the swift and shallow Blanco River winds through the Texas Hill Country Its water is clear and green darkened by frequent pools Wes Ferguson and Jacob Botter have paddled walked and waded the Blanco They have explored its history people wildlife and the natural beauty that surprises everyone who experiences this river Described as the defining element in some of the Hill Countrys most beautiful scenery the Blanco flows both above and below ground part of a network of rivers and aquifers that sustains the regions wildlife and millions of humans alike However overpumping and prolonged drought have combined to weaken the Blancos flow and sustenance and in 2000for the first time in recorded historythe rivers most significant feeder spring Jacobs Well briefly ceased to flow It stopped again in 2008 Then in the spring of 2015 a devastating flood killed twelve people and toppled the huge cypress trees along its banks altering not just the look of the river but the communities that had come to depend on its serene presence River travelers Ferguson and Botter tell the remarkable story of this changeable river confronting challenges and dangers as well as rare opportunities to see parts of the river few have seen The authors also photographed and recorded the human response to the destruction of a beloved natural resource that has become yet another episode in the story of water in Texas

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