Archive for January 1st, 2008

TPW TV — January Highlights

Tuesday, January 1st, 2008

Passport to Texas from Texas Parks and Wildlife

Water is among our most precious recourses, and in January, the Texas Parks and Wildlife TV series highlights segments on the state of springs. Series Producer, Don Cash.

We’re going to take a look at the springs…how people are affecting them…and how we can protect them. One of the things we’re going to focus on is how people and groups are getting together to help restore springs. And, one of the people that’s working to help restore springs in Texas is J. David Bamberger who claims to have bought the worst ranch in Blanco County.

When we came here thirty-seven years ago, there wasn’t a drop of water on this ranch; we drilled seven water wells, five hundred foot deep—each of them—and we never got a drop of water.

And what he and his wife have been doing for several decades is clearing cedar, managing the land, and amazingly enough, a land that was really dry now has a lot of water on it. Also, in the month of January, we’re going to go north to the Panhandle where private water marketers—like Mesa water—are using the rule of capture to sell water to cities.

Mesa water has a great deal of surplus water in the Panhandle that they have gained access to, and want to make that water available to help solve Texas’ immediate and long-term water needs…

Learn more about this complex issue, watch the Texas Parks and Wildlife TV series on PBS stations.

That’s our show… For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti.