The interactive GIS website will be a new tool available for public use.  The hydrologic and environmental data overlaid by the urban layers will help others visualize the effects of a rapidly-growing population on an environmentally sensitive area.  This will function as a reference tool for developers, planners, conservationists and informed citizens regarding the changing ecologic environment in the Hill Country.

The DRASTIC model or a derivative thereof will provide a more precise and scientific tool for assessing the groundwater vulnerability of specific areas within the Hill Country, and will assist both developers and planners in choosing the least-vulnerable sites for managing the growth of this region.



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