BALMORHEA, TX (KWES) - Apache Corporation is providing a challenge grant to the Balmorhea State Park and will match gifts dollar for dollar up to $1 million to fix the park's pool.
Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation has established a fund to raise $2 million for the repairs but, with this challenge grant, look to boost donations.
The damage was discovered during the pool's annual cleaning.
After months of geotechnical evaluation, it was found that the damage was caused by decades of erosion from the flow of water from the springs.
The project is expected to take several months to complete and is estimated to cost $2 million.
The pool will remain closed until the repairs are completed but the park remains open for day use only with limited facilities.
For more information visit www.TPWF.org.