Comment on “Exploring Groundwater Recoverability in Texas: Maximum Economically Recoverable Storage,” published in the Texas Water Journal (2020) 11(1):152-171, by Justin C. Thompson, Charles W. Kreitler, and Michael H. Young
Cover photo: Llano River with fisherman. ©2018 Ray Uherek.
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Keywords

groundwater availability
groundwater recoverability
pumping costs
total estimated recoverable storage
TERS
maximum economically recoverable storage
MERS

How to Cite

Mace, R. (2021). Comment on “Exploring Groundwater Recoverability in Texas: Maximum Economically Recoverable Storage,” published in the Texas Water Journal (2020) 11(1):152-171, by Justin C. Thompson, Charles W. Kreitler, and Michael H. Young. Texas Water Journal, 12(1), 202–204. https://doi.org/10.21423/twj.v12i1.7136

Abstract

Editor-in-Chief's Note: The Texas Water Journal accepted a request by Robert E. Mace, Executive Director and Chief Water Policy Officer at The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, to share his thoughts on the article, Exploring Groundwater Recoverability in Texas: Maximum Economically Recoverable Storage,” published in the Texas Water Journal (2020) 11(1):152-171, by Justin C. Thompson, Charles W. Kreitler, and Michael H. Young. The opinion expressed in this commentary is the opinion of the individual author and not the opinion of the Texas Water Journal or the Texas Water Resources Institute.

https://doi.org/10.21423/twj.v12i1.7136
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Thompson JC, Kreitler CW, Young MH. 2021. Exploring groundwater recoverability in Texas: maximum economically recoverable storage. Texas Water Journal. 11(1):152-171. Available from: https://doi.org/10.21423/twj.v11i1.7113.

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