By Engineering, and Medicine National Academies of Sciences,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Water Science and Technology Board,Committee to Review the Edwards Aquifer Habitat Conservation Plan
The Edwards Aquifer in south-central Texas is the first resource of water for one of many quickest growing to be towns within the usa, San Antonio, and it additionally offers irrigation water to hundreds of thousands of farmers and farm animals operators. it's also is the resource water for a number of springs and rivers, together with the 2 greatest freshwater springs in Texas that shape the San Marcos and Comal Rivers. the original habitat afforded via those spring-fed rivers has ended in the improvement of species which are present in no different destinations in the world. because of the strength for adaptations in spring move as a result of either human and ordinary motives, those species are regularly in danger and feature been famous as endangered below the federal Endangered Species Act(ESA). to be able to deal with the river platforms and the aquifer that controls them, the Edwards Aquifer Authority and stakeholders have constructed a Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP). The HCP seeks to successfully deal with the river-aquifer procedure to make sure the viability of the ESA-listed species within the face of drought, inhabitants progress, and different threats to the aquifer. The nationwide study Council used to be requested to aid during this strategy by way of reviewing the actions round enforcing the HCP.
Review of the Edwards Aquifer Habitat Conservation Plan: document 2 studies the development in imposing the innovations from the Committee’s first document, trying to make clear and supply extra help for implementation efforts the place applicable. the present document additionally stories chosen utilized learn tasks and minimization and mitigation measures to aid be sure their effectiveness in reaping benefits the indexed species.
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Review of the Edwards Aquifer Habitat Conservation Plan: Report 2 by Engineering, and Medicine National Academies of Sciences,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Water Science and Technology Board,Committee to Review the Edwards Aquifer Habitat Conservation Plan