The Top 5 Blogs of 2021–2022

The River Authority
Jul 15, 2022
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Greetings San Antonio River Authority (River Authority) blog readers! Twice a week, we enjoy bringing you exciting information about the San Antonio River Watershed (also known as the San Antonio River Basin), the people and organisms that call it home, and the River Authority’s many ongoing projects and events. Did you miss our pick for the Top 5 blogs of the past year? Read below to learn more about our local, precious freshwater resources!

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#1 Don’t Dump Your Aquarium in the River

Plecostomus (Hypostomus Plecostomus)

 

This popular blog was viewed over 1,700 times! Featuring two invasive species causing harm to the ecosystems of the San Antonio River Watershed, this blog shares what you can do to help prevent the spread of these species in our waterways.

#2 The San Antonio River Tunnel: Protecting Downtown San Antonio

The San Antonio River Tunnel

 

Did you know about the giant tunnel underneath downtown San Antonio? Read along to learn about the engineering marvel that is the San Antonio River Tunnel—how it works, where it is located, and how it has helped protect people and property from damaging floods for over twenty years.

#3 River Threats: Apple Snails

Cluster of Apple Snail eggs found along the San Antonio River.

 

What are apple snails, and why are they threatening the San Antonio River? In this blog, learn more about this invasive species and what the River Authority is doing to address its presence. Want to know what the snails are up to now? Read about the return of the apple snails.

#4 Flooding Flashback: The 100th Anniversary of the Big Flood of 1921

Damages from the September 9, 1921 flood in downtown San Antonio

 

The Big Flood of 1921 was a devastating natural disaster that occurred over 100 years ago in San Antonio. This blog discusses how the historical flood led to the creation of the River Authority and the advanced tools available to help you prepare and protect yourself and your property from flooding.

#5 Why did the River Authority remove trees from the Mission Reach?

Mission Reach prescribed burn clearing

 

Get the inside scoop on the historical context for projects like stem density removal on the Mission Reach of the San Antonio River Walk and learn how the River Authority balances the competing project priorities of flood protection, ecosystem restoration, and recreation along the San Antonio River.


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