Rain on the Prairie
We finally had a playa filling rain! It’s been since October of 2010 that the playa has had any water in it. This is a perfect example of a wetland in the South Plains of Texas. If you recall one of the first posts on the blog, there was a photo of the Conservation Easement Boundary sign. This is what we will be preserving through the Wetland Reserve Program that is administered by Natural Resources Conservation Service or NRCS. It is a perpetual easement that will prevent the playa and associated basin from being destroyed by activities such as plowing it up for cropland, using it as a wastewater lagoon for the dairy industry that has moved into our area, or impacting it from natural gas exploration or wind farms.