Evaluation of Augmentation Methodologies in Support of In-Situ Refugia at Comal and San Marcos Springs, Texas
|Author||LBG-Guyton Associates, BIO-WEST, Inc., Espey Consultants, Inc. and URS Corp|
|Description||Evaluation of different augmentation methodologies to maintain habitats in Comal and San Marcos Springs during drought conditions|
|Location||Comal Springs, San Marcos Springs|
The study was performed to investigate the feasibility of augmenting flow at Comal and San Marcos springs. Augmenting springflow was evaluated for the purpose of maintaining critical habitat for threatened and endangered species for a very limited period of time during drought conditions. The study was completed in June 2004 by a team led by LBG-Guyton Associates.
[From the Introduction]
This document addresses three areas:
1. The hydrogeology and hydrology of Comal and San Marcos Springs,
2. The location of the highest quality habitat in the spring complexes, and,
3. The use of additional waters to supplement the natural flows at the springs.
This report does not offer a single final answer, but does prioritize recommendations as to how the Authority might proceed toward a possible solution.