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Drought and Flood Prediction Gets Boost from New Texas Network and NASA Satellite

The Texas Soil Observation Network (TxSON), run by the Bureau of Economic Geology at The University of Texas at Austin’s Jackson School of Geosciences, is connected to NASA’s new Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite. This network of underground sensors in the Texas Hill Country will arm those responsible for managing the state’s finite water supply with vital information for determining the chances of drought and dangerous floods. Read more at the The University of Texas at Austin’s website.