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    Annotated Bibliography Topic Selection/Case Study: Edwards v. Day and McDaniel and Underground Water Rights in Texas. Thesis Statement: The recent ruling of Edwards Aquifer Authority V. Day and McDaniel is an encouraging step in Texan property owners’ just fight for more control over their underground water. Sources Johnson, R., & Ellis, G. (2013). Commentary: A New Day? Two Interpretations of the Texas Supreme Court’s Ruling in Edwards Aquifer Authority v. Day and McDaniel. Texas Water Journal, 4(1), 35-54. Retrieved from https://journals.tdl.org/twj/index.php/twj/article/view/6990 This article, by Russel S. Johnson and Gregory M. Ellis, focuses on the recent ruling on the Edwards Aquifer Authority v. Day and McDaniel. Interestingly,…

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    Eurycea Rathbuni Essay

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    the dark water filled caves of Edward’s Aquifer in Hays County, Texas.5 Thus, this species was discovered by the San Marcos National Fishery, which is now known as Texas State University.5,6 In 1967, Eurycea Rathbuni was listed as an endangered species, and within ten years it was entered into a breeding program at the San Marcos Fish Hatchery.3,6 The Texas Blind Salamander is a Eukaryotic organism that belongs to the Kingdom: Animalia; Phylum: Chordata; Class: Amphibia; Order: Caudata; and…

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    Water is a key to organizing all creatures lives and is important in many land surface disciplines such as agriculture, hydrology and environmental science (Delworth and Manabe, 1989). Especially, soil moisture is vital of importance to plant in order to maintain its life processes biologically. Water constitutes 80 to 90% of the fresh weight of most herbaceous plant parts and more than 50% of the fresh weight of woody plants. On the other hand, increasing population and decreasing water source…

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    Sri Lanka is well known as an agricultural country from an ancient time. The primary source of water for agricultural production for most of the world is rainfall. Three main characteristics of rainfall are its amount, frequency and intensity, the values of which vary from place to place, day to day, month to month and also year to year. Precise knowledge of these three main characteristics is essential for planning its full utilization. Most rain water is used in agriculture for crop…

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    hinder some purposeful alterations as well. For example, expanding population and land-use fragmentation will hinder prescribed burning which is very useful in adapting to extreme temperatures. Therefore, much dialogue must be centered around the most efficient way to alter the environment and compensate for it at the same time. The last dilemma covered by the National Climate Assessment is water availability. Water availability is already an issue as a result of rising temperatures but it is…

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    Florida Water Depletion

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    The state of Florida is known for its natural springs, which originate from the underground Floridan aquifer. Aquifers are underground caverns where water is collected from runoff. The aquifer also provides water for practical residential usage, agricultural irrigation, commercial and industrial usage. In the 1800s water was abundant, in order to create more residential, agricultural, commercial and industrial settings, the state had to undertake acts to rid the land of water. According to…

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    Should the Texan governments strict pass laws that govern the safety of water through aquifers? It is estimated that 55% of Texas water supply is retrieved from groundwater also known as aquifers. Aquifers are used for different purposes such as manufacturing, livestock, mining however more than three quarters percent is used for irrigation. Throughout this research, we find that most of the aquifers are contaminated through petroleum spillages. Petroleum spillages in aquifers cause tremendous…

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    Case Study: Al-Tuwaitha

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    Boundary Condition Ground-water flow in the aquifer was simulated as a three-dimensional, as a steady state, three layers. The top layer has loamy/clay with a thickness of 16 m ; ,the middle layer is 14 m thick silt / fine sand and the bottom layer is medium sand with a thickness of 20 m[]. Each layer has 57 columns and 28 rows with grids sizes 80m x 80m. The total number of cells is 1596 cells included active , inactive , and constant cells by assigning values of 1, 0 and -1…

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    Floridian Aquifer Essay

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    The Rising Nitrate Levels in the Floridian Aquifer The Floridian Aquifer is often referred to as the life blood of the state. With over 1,000 springs throughout Florida being fed freshwater from depths of up to 2,000 feet, no other aquifer in the United States can compare. Many of the aquifer fed springs, that once flowed millions of gallons of crystal clear 72-degree water, are now nothing more than algae filled mud holes. The aquifer is in peril, and one of the main contributors to the decline…

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    Keystone Pipeline Summary

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    construction.” In January of 2014, the United States Department of the State issued an executive summary of the Keystone XL Pipeline. Within the summary, the State Department listed off various concerns that may arise with the construction of the pipeline. The environmental issue listed included “Climate change, including lifecycle GHG emissions associated with oil sands, potential for releases or spills of oil, wetlands, water resources, including effects on groundwater aquifers” to name a…

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