Leon Springs Pupfish

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Robert Mace, Ph.D., is a hydrologist. He works as the Executive Director and Chief Water Policy Officer at the Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, and is a Professor of Practice in the Department of Geography at Texas State University in San Marcos. Here Dr. Mace describes the history of the development of Leon and Comanche Springs for irrigation, leveraged by state incentives dating back to the 1870s. His perspective helps explain the 150 years of pressure on these springs, and the related impact on the Leon Springs pupfish.

Date RecordedJuly 28, 2021
InterviewerDavid Todd
IntervieweeRobert Mace
LocationSan Marcos, Texas
Time Code00:52:04