September 13, 2023
The speakers will present new research on Texas stream flows that is highly relevant to the evaluation of the reliability of surface water rights issued by the State of Texas. This information is the type of evidence used by stakeholders who desire to protect existing legal rights or secure new legal rights to surface water pursuant to the Texas Water Code and Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s regulations under the prior appropriation doctrine. In this study, the authors evaluated low flow trends in seven hydrologically unique stream segments from 1970 to 2019. Their findings provide new insights on the influence of climate on stream flow and the reliability of surface water rights issued by the State of Texas. Find the article discussed in the webinar here: Low Flow Trends in Texas Stream Segments Serving Unique Hydrologic Functions.
Presenters: Kartik Venkataraman (Tarleton State University), Narayanan Kannan (U.S. Department of Agriculture), and Victoria Chraibi (Tarleton State University)