Groundwater Management Area 3 Joint Planning Meeting set for Dec. 18 in Fort Stockton

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Groundwater Management Area 3

Joint Planning Meeting

To:

Citizens in Groundwater Management Area 3 interested in planning for their groundwater resources.

What:

Media is invited to announce and attend a Groundwater Management Area 3 Joint Planning Meeting held by groundwater conservation districts located in or partly in the management area. Attendance is free and open to the public.

When:

Wednesday, December 18, 2019, at 10:30 a.m.

Where:

Middle Pecos Groundwater Conservation District

405 North Spring Drive

Fort Stockton, TX 79735

Why:

Texas Water Code Chapter 36 requires groundwater conservation districts to conduct joint planning within groundwater management areas. The groundwater conservation districts must meet at least annually to review groundwater management plans, accomplishments of the management area, and proposals to adopt new or amend existing desired future conditions for the relevant aquifers within a management area. The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) will calculate modeled available groundwater values based on the desired future conditions, which will be used for regional water planning, groundwater conservation district management plans, and permitting groundwater withdrawals.

Who:

Groundwater Management Area 3 consists of the following groundwater conservation districts: Middle Pecos Groundwater Conservation District and Reeves County Groundwater Conservation District.

Counties within Groundwater Management Area 3 include Crane, Loving, Pecos, Reeves, Ward, and Winkler.

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