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What's Happening to Texas' Water

Storm Water Videos

Broadcast on Travis County's Cable Channel 17

Ocotober Schedule

The following information is presented for public education as part of Travis County's Storm Water Management Program (SWMP) required by the Texas Commission for Environmental Quality (TCEQ).

The following special features, presented by TEXAS Parks & Wildlife, will be broadcast together during each time block listed below:
1) Prescription to Burn- examining fire as an important tool to manage and restore natural landscapes.
2) Forests of the River Bottom- examination of how natural flooding cycles are an integral part of the bottomland hardwood forests.
3) Diggin' School- school children learn to construct a 'Wildscape' using native plants that requires little watering.
4) Dealing with Drought- how Corpus Christi is working to secure water for the future.

October 1st- 10:00 pm
October 2nd- 12:30 pm & 6:00 pm
October 3rd- 8:00 am & 8:30 pm
October 4th- 8:30 am
October 5th- 3:00 pm
October 6th- 11:00 am


The video titled, 'A Run Unto the Sea: The Adventures of the Abilene Boys', presented by the LCRA, is a 1 hour documentary hosted by Walter Cronkite on 3 retired men who recreated in 1990 a canoe trip they had taken down the Colorado River in the 1930's. It will be broadcast on the following dates/times:

October 8th- 10:00 pm
October 9th- 12:30 pm & 6:00 pm
October 10th- 8:00 am & 8:30 pm
October 11th- 8:30 am
October 12th- 3:00 pm
October 13th- 11:00 am


The following videos, presented by the LCRA, will be broadcast together during each time block listed below:
1) The Water Never Gets This High- a look at the Colorado River's historical tendency for catastrophic floods.
2) Ready For the Next Flood- a look at LCRA's flood-management operations.
3) Pointless Pollution- a documentary hosted by Walter Cronkite on the problems posed to the nation's water supply by non-point source pollution. One segment includes Lake Travis.

October 15th- 10:00 pm
October 16th- 12:30 pm & 6:00 pm
October 17th- 8:00 am & 8:30 pm
October 18th- 8:30 am
October 19th- 3:00 pm
October 20th- 11:00 am


The following videos, presented by the LCRA, will be broadcast together during each time block listed below:
1) Innovative Stormwater Runoff Practices (LCRA)
2) Storm Water Management: Turning Runoff Into a Resource (Water Education Foundation)- explains the problem with polluted storm water, and steps that can be taken to prevent such pollution and turn it into a water resource.
3) After the Storm (EPA & The Weather Channel)- three case studies focus on the interconnections between our water supplies, water quality, and the economic vitality and quality of life in our communities.

October 22nd- 10:00 pm
October 23rd- 12:30 pm & 6:00 pm
October 24th- 8:00 am & 8:30 pm
October 25th- 8:30 am
October 26th- 3:00 pm
October 27th- 11:00 am


Austin Underground, presented by The City of Austin, is designed to provide viewers with a 'virtual field trip' into the Barton Springs Edwards Aquifer. The video is broken up into the following four segments:
1) Geology- explores the passage of water over land to the recharge zone into critical environmental features including fractures, sinkholes, and caves. It also examines the dissolution of karst limestone.
2) Hydrogeology- explores the underground flow of water through the cave/ aquifer system by means of dye trace studies, and the re-emergence of groundwater at local springs, particularly Barton Springs.
3) Salamander- studies the aquifer and the springs as a habitat for aquatic species, including the Austin Blind Salamander and the endangered Barton Springs Salamander.
4) Threats/ Solutions- explores threats to the aquifer (non-point source pollution).
These four video segments will be broadcast together during each of the following time blocks:

October 29th- 10:00 pm
October 30th- 12:30 pm & 6:00 pm
October 31st- 8:00 am & 8:30 pm


Last Modified: Thursday, October 2, 2014 11:32 AM

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