Hill Country Alliance Discussion Session, Oct. 20, 2011, in response to comments by various Kerr County community leaders that downstream metropolitan water usage is the cause of Kerr County's water crisis:
"We in Kerr County can negatively affect downstream by overpumping our groundwater and the river--but, in general, we are not affected by what downstream users do [there may be rare exceptions]. Poor watershed management in our region affects our groundwater and springflows. The effects of overpumping groundwater and/or droughts, depletes our springs, which are the main sources of our creeks and the Guadalupe River."
Native of the area (San Antonio), grew up during the Fifties Drought; a retired Water Planner, San Antonio Water System. Retired Water Specialist TX Water Resources Institute @Texas A&M - covered from Region J (Kerr Co.) and across all of West Texas. Current member of Guadalupe River Environmental Flows Committee and Advisory Board for Hill Country Alliance. Co-founder and Advisory Board, Texas Riparian Association.