Welcome to the Basin Conservation Website

Our group, Basin Conservation (BaCon), is working for the City of San Marcos to encourage the protection of the endangered species by predicting the effect of impervious cover on the water quality of the San Marcos River. Taking into account the newly created comprehensive plan by the City of San Marcos, we will develop a scenario concerning the effect impervious cover has on the water quality using a combination of GIS technology and another program known as BASINS. Through the use of these tools, our group will collaborate with the Meadows Center for Water and the Environment as the liaison for the City of San Marcos to provide information and knowledge to enable the intelligent design for the city’s future growth.