Blanco River/Onion Creek Water Forum


Wes Ferguson’s recent book, “The Blanco River” weaves “neighbors” stories along the river into a shared “neighborhood”. This forum expands this neighborhood into the adjacent Onion Creek basin which is similar, calling it the Blanco River/Onion Creek (BROC) neighborhood. One wonders how we will live in this area with its karst geology, drought, and floods, facing unprecedented population growth.  We BROC neighbors all face similar water related issues.  “Where will our water come from?” SOURCE; “How can we use it more effectively and efficiently?” UTILIZATION; and “What will we do with it after we use it?” REUSE.  Get educated and updated on current water issues.

The BROC neighborhood covers a little over 1,000 square miles in the Blanco and Hays County portions of the Blanco River and adjacent Onion Creek basins.  The area contains Blanco, Wimberley, Woodcreek, and Dripping Springs municipalities plus unincorporated county land.  Water in most of this area comes from groundwater in the Trinity Aquifer.  This aquifer is also the source of the iconic Jacobs Well spring and Pleasant Valley Spring, and many dripping springs in the neighbothood.

At 9 AM, Thursday, July 13, 2017, the BROC Water Forum starts at the Wimberley Community Center with Exhibits and Meet & Greet time.  The forum’s target audience is you neighbors (property owners, elected officials and staff, ranchers, business owners, water and sewer utilities, groundwater conservation districts, master naturalists., and conservancies) located in the BROC.

At 10 AM we will have presentations by three eminent authorities: James Beach, hydrogeologist; Carlos Rubenstein, local, regional, and state experience in resolving existing and future neighbor water disputes; and Weir Labatt,  experience in solving source, utilization, and reuse issues

At 11:30 AM–12:30 PM a no host luncheon is available for $10.

At 12:30 PM our presenters will join a panel of representative BROC neighbors to answer water issue questions from the audience.  The forum will conclude at 2:30 PM.

Plan to attend to get “your oar in the water."  Come and meet your BROC neighbors on a first name basis. For more information contact David Glenn, VAGabond Chief, Hays Trinity Aquifer Volunteer Advisory Group at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (512) 557-3595.  

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Event date: 07-13-2017 9:00 am
Event End Date: 07-13-2017 2:30 pm
Location Wimberley Community Center
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