The Recharge Zone Podcast is the official podcast for the Edwards Aquifer Authority (EAA), a regional water management agency, which protects the portion of the Balcones Fault Zone Edwards Aquifer – a jurisdictional area that provides water to over 2 million people, and covers more than 8,000 square miles across 8 counties! Tune in to charge up your knowledge on all things Edwards Aquifer from the EAA.
Season 4, Episode 4 | The Internship Experience
The EAA has provided internship opportunities for a wide range of fields, from science to communications, and over the years many students have worked alongside EAA staff to gain enriching experiences that have set the foundation for their careers. Tune in to this episode, where hosts Ann-Margaret and Brent, interview Destiny, Karen, and Sarah about their internship experiences at the EAA, and where they are now.
Season 4, Episode 3 | Precipitation Enhancement Program
For the past 20 years the EAA has taken a proactive approach to making rain clouds more productive by partnering with the Evergreen Underground Water Conservation District (UWCD) to perform cloud seeding operations. This initiative at our agency is known as the Precipitation Enhancement Program.
The actual cloud seeding is performed by the South Texas Weather Modification Association
(STWMA), which is a non-profit organization committed to enhancing rainfall across the South Texas region. STWMA is one of five permitted weather modification projects for rain enhancement in the state of Texas!
On this episode hosts Ann-Margaret and Brent are joined by Bria Hieatt, State Licensed Program Meteorologist for the STWMA, where she explains the process of cloud seeding and how it's performed over Bandera, Medina, Uvalde counties and the outskirts of Bexar County for the EAA's Precipitation Enhancement Program.
Season 4, Episode 2 | The Meadows Center with Robert Mace
On this episode of the Recharge Zone Podcast, hosts Ann-Margaret and Brent hit the road to interview Robert Mace in San Marcos, TX aboard a glass bottom boat! Learn about the The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, the threatened and endangered species that live in the Edwards Aquifer, and more.
Robert Mace is the Executive Director and Chief Water Policy Officer at The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment and a Professor of Practice in the Department of Geography and Environmental Science at Texas State University. Robert has over 30 years of experience in hydrology, hydrogeology, stakeholder processes, and water policy, mostly in Texas.
Season 4, Episode 1 | The EAA Act
On this episode, Ann-Margaret and Brent visit with Darcy Frownfelter, EAA's longtime general counsel. Darcy discusses how the EAA came into existence through the EAA Act as well as some highlights of his career so far.
The EAA Act created the Edwards Aquifer Authority (EAA) as a groundwater conservation district, which granted the EAA all of the powers, rights, and privileges necessary to manage, conserve, preserve, and protect the Edwards Aquifer.
Season 3, Episode 12 | Reflecting on 2022
This season on the Recharge Zone Podcast brought a lot of great guests talking about the Edwards Aquifer and the work of our agency. From our GM Roland Ruiz's discussion on drought management to the last episode where hosts Ann-Margaret and Brent welcomed Brock Curry to discuss his 26 year career at the EAA, and most recently saying farewell to our EAA board of directors' chair Luana Buckner. Listen in as we reflect on some highlights of 2022 and be sure to tune in to our upcoming episodes in 2023!
Season 3, Episode 11 | Cheers to Brock's EAA Career
Brock Curry EAA Deputy General Manager has had a memorable 26-year career at the EAA, from being one of the first employees hired at the agency to seeing the evolution of the EAA as a groundwater conservation district! Hosts Ann-Margaret and Brent sit down with Brock to reminisce on highlights, words of advice, and the lasting impression Brock will leave on the agency.