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Project Works To Map And Monitor Aquifers And Springs Around Balmorhea State Park

By Mitch Borden At the base of the Davis Mountains, in Southern Reeves County, the San Solomon Springs feed the famous Balmorhea State Park pool, but the springs’ output of water has been declining over the past century. The drop … Continue reading

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As Oil Field Workers Flood Balmorhea With RVs, The Small Community’s Economy Is Revitalized

By Mitch Borden In the middle of the Chihuahuan Desert, at the base of the Davis Mountains, the San Solomon Springs fill a pool at Balmorhea State Park. It’s considered a crown jewel of West Texas and people from all … Continue reading

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Balmorhea State Park Works to Preserve Resources Amid Growing Popularity

Balmorhea State Park is home to the largest spring-fed swimming pool in the world. Each day, the San Solomon Springs pumps 15 million gallons of fresh water through the pool. But what used to be a hidden gem in the … Continue reading

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Rising Concerns That New Oilfield Could Threaten Balmorhea Springs

The recent discovery of a massive oilfield in West Texas has many in the region on edge. Some are anticipating on a flow of jobs to the area but others are concerned that the drilling will spoil the desert’s beloved … Continue reading

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Parks and Wildlife Commissioners Approve 50-Acre Expansion Plan for Balmorhea State Park

Updated Thursday, January 21 – 1:50 PM Texas Parks and Wildlife commissioners have unanimously approved a planned 50-acre expansion at Balmorhea State Park. The vote came at a Thursday morning meeting. Under the proposal, the popular spring-fed swimming hole in West … Continue reading

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A West Texas Oasis, Defined By Its Springs

In part one of our series on local histories in the Trans-Pecos region, we learned how Presidio’s very existence is tied to its strategic location on the Rio Grande. For part two, we traveled to another part of Far West … Continue reading

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