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Storm Water Videos

Broadcast on Travis County's Cable Channel 17

August 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 videos presented by the LCRA, the Water Education Foundation, the EPA and the Weather Channel will be broadcast 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.

August 1st- 9:00 AM & 8:30 PM
August 2nd- 8:30 AM
August 3rd- 3:00 PM
August 4th- 12:30 PM


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:

August 6th- 10:00 PM
August 7th - 12:30 PM & 6:30 PM
August 8th- 9:00 AM & 8:30 PM
August 9th- 8:30 AM
August 10th- 3:00 PM
August 11th- 12:30 PM


The video titled, 'Texas, The State of Springs', presented by TEXAS Parks & Wildlife, explores the decline of our natural springs, issues that effect spring flow, and what can be done to save these resources. It will be broadcast on the following dates/ times:

August 13th- 10:00 PM
August 14th - 12:30 PM & 6:30 PM
August 15th- 9:00 AM & 8:30 PM
August 16th- 8:30 AM
August 17th- 3:00 PM
August 18th- 12:30 PM


The following special features, presented by Texas Parks and Wildlife, and videos presented by the LCRA, will be broadcast during each time block listed below:

1) In Land We Trust (TP&W)- the growing land trust movement offers new hope for threatened farm & ranch lands
2) Policing Pollution (TP&W)- game wardens work to keep our water & air clean
3) Last of the Bayous (TP&W)- chronicles the natural beauty of the Clear Creek area & its ecological significance
4) Restoring Galveston Bay (TP&W)- challenges of reversing damage inflicted on Galveston Bay and its marshes
5) Clean Water: It Starts With You (LCRA)- tips on how you can reduce the amount of pollution in storm water runoff.
6) Blind Man's Vision (LCRA)- a brief look at Adam Johnson, who conceived the idea for what would become Buchanan Dam.

August 20th- 10:00 PM
August 21st - 12:30 PM & 6:30 PM
August 22nd- 9:00 AM & 8:30 PM
August 23rd- 8:30 AM
August 24th- 3:00 PM
August 25th- 12:30 PM


The video titled, 'Texas, The State of Flowing Water', presented by TEXAS Parks & Wildlife, explores the importance of water for people and for wildlife, examines the threat facing Texas' water and how to protect it, and outlines simple steps people can take to avoid water shortages. It will be broadcast on the following dates/ times:

August 27th- 10:00 PM
August 28th - 12:30 PM & 6:30 PM
August 29th- 9:00 AM & 8:30 PM
August 30th- 8:30 AM
August 31st- 3:00 PM


Last Modified: Monday, March 3, 2014 12:12 PM

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