Lone Star Chapter

For Immediate Release : Wednesday, May 11, 2005


Donna Hoffman 512-477-1729 or 299-5776
Justin Taylor 512-477-1729 or 663-4004



Bosque & Leon River Watersheds

Sierra Club Report Documents Problems, Calls for Increased State Efforts

Water Quality Report on the Bosque and Leon River Watersheds, (online at http://www.texas.sierraclub.org/press/waterqualityreport.asp) documents the results of water sampling conducted by the Sierra Club to assess the impacts on water quality from concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) in this case industrial dairies in the two watersheds. The rivers feed Lake Waco and Lake Belton, which supply drinking water for over 400,000 people in the region. These important reservoirs have been affected by massive amounts of animal waste runoff from upstream dairies.

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