Even though Sewell Park is a spot to have fun on campus

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Even though Sewell Park is a spot to have fun on campus, it also utilizes the same river as the glass bottom boats. These boats serve as a resource, not only for Texas State students, but also to elementary and middle school children. “As students glide across Spring Lake in Glass bottom boats, they have a rare opportunity to see underwater life from a different perspective. View over one thousand springs that bubble up 150 million gallons a day of clear water from the Edwards Aquifer to form Spring Lake, the headwaters of the San Marcos River. ( www.aquarena.txstate.edu )” My University Seminar class took a trip to the glass bottom boat ride and I learned a lot of information about the San Marcos River and Edwards Aquifer. “Spring Lake produces around seventy percent of Edwards Aquifer’s water. ( www.aquarena.txstate.edu )” This was a shocking statistic to me because a lot of people depend on Edwards Aquifer. This
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Unformatted text preview: means, if the people at Texas State do not take care of the water in the San Marcos River, it will affect all surrounding areas, such as Austin, New Braunfels, and San Antonio. As I previously stated, the world is about seventy percent water. Water is very valuable to the occupants of this planet that we call Earth. Even though most people understand its value, it is still taken for granted. Many people around the world live without a reliable source of drinking water. Ehsan Masood and Daniel Schaffer, authors of the book, Dry: Life without water, said that “Water is in the air we breathe and beneath the ground we walk on. The very substance of life, it comprises more than sixty percent of the human body. Yet more than one billion people live their lives without reliable and consistent supplies of water. (Page 31)”...
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