The Resource Review of the Edwards Aquifer Habitat Conservation Plan : report 1, Committee to Review the Edwards Aquifer Habitat Conservation Plan, Water Science and Technology Board, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies

Review of the Edwards Aquifer Habitat Conservation Plan : report 1, Committee to Review the Edwards Aquifer Habitat Conservation Plan, Water Science and Technology Board, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies

Label
Review of the Edwards Aquifer Habitat Conservation Plan : report 1
Title
Review of the Edwards Aquifer Habitat Conservation Plan
Title remainder
report 1
Statement of responsibility
Committee to Review the Edwards Aquifer Habitat Conservation Plan, Water Science and Technology Board, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies
Contributor
Sponsor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
333.7209764
Funding information
Sponsored by the Edwards Aquifer Authority
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
QH76.5.T4
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • technical reports
Summary expansion
The Edwards Aquifer in south-central Texas is the primary source of water for one of the fastest growing cities in the United States, San Antonio, and it also supplies irrigation water to thousands of farmers and livestock operators. It is also is the source water for several springs and rivers, including the two largest freshwater springs in Texas that form the San Marcos and Comal Rivers. The unique habitat afforded by these spring-fed rivers has led to the development of species that are found in no other locations on Earth. Due to the potential for variations in spring flow caused by both human and natural causes, these species are continuously at risk and have been recognized as endangered under the federal Endangered Species Act (ESA).In an effort to manage the river systems and the aquifer that controls them, the Edwards Aquifer Authority and stakeholders have developed a Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP). The HCP seeks to effectively manage the river-aquifer system to ensure the viability of the ESA-listed species in the face of drought, population growth, and other threats to the aquifer. The National Research Council was asked to assist in this process by reviewing the activities around implementing the HCP. "Review of the Edwards Aquifer Habitat Conservation Plan: Report 1" is the first stage of a three-stage study. This report reviews the scientific efforts that are being conducted to help build a better understanding of the river-aquifer system and its relationship to the ESA-listed species. These efforts, which include monitoring and modeling as well as research on key uncertainties in the system, are designed to build a better understanding of how best to manage and protect the system and the endangered species. Thus, the current report is focused specifically on a review of the hydrologic modeling, the ecological modeling, the water quality and biological monitoring, and the Applied Research Program. The fundamental question that "Review of the Edwards Aquifer Habitat Conservation Plan: Report 1" addresses is whether the scientific initiatives appropriately address uncertainties and fill knowledge gaps in the river-aquifer system and the species of concern. It is hoped that the successful completion of these scientific initiatives will ultimately lead the Edwards Aquifer Authority to an improved understanding of how to manage the system and protect these species
Label
Review of the Edwards Aquifer Habitat Conservation Plan : report 1, Committee to Review the Edwards Aquifer Habitat Conservation Plan, Water Science and Technology Board, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies
Publication
Antecedent source
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Hydrologic Modeling -- Ecological Modeling -- Monitoring -- Applied Research Program -- Overarching Issues
Control code
ocn911127964
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Extent
1 online resource (ii, 173 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780309368889
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
color maps
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.b35980515
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Specific material designation
remote
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  • (OCoLC)911127964
  • pebcs030936888X

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