New research from The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment at Texas State University uncovers a concerning decline in the state’s groundwater resources, finding that the number of dry springs has nearly tripled since the early 1980s.

Co-authored by Robert E. Mace, Ph.D., Meadows Center Executive Director, and Nohemi Galaviz, a Texas State undergraduate research assistant, the study revisits and builds upon the seminal work of Gunnar Brune’s 1975 report, “Major and Historical Springs of Texas,” and his subsequent 1981 book, “The Springs of Texas, Volume 1.” As Texas’ acknowledged expert on springs, Brune’s publications cataloged the state’s major and historical springs, forming the foundation of our knowledge today.

Read more from Jayme Blaschke with Texas State University Newsroom here.