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Learning about ground and surface water

Photo courtesy BISD

Mary Bales, center back, education associate with Nueces River Authority and Morgen Ayers, at right back, watershed protection coordinator with Bandera County River Authority and Groundwater District, presented a Watershed Conservation and Protection demonstration to the fifth grade at Alkek Elementary on Thursday, Jan. 30. Here the students see how run-off from pollution can affect the whole surface and groundwater system of a river basin and aquifer. The students learned about conservation of their most important natural resource, water.