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Region E - Far West Texas

Action Items
Here are some of the items the Region E Planning Group must address.

Conservation and Drought Management
For conservation and drought management, the plan needs to...
  • Incorporate measures for reducing high per capita water usage in the main municipal areas. The 2001 plan already does this for the El Paso area.
  • Make recommendations for more implementation of efficient agricultural irrigation technology.
  • Include a drought management plan for limiting demand during water-short periods.
Environmental Flows
To secure the protection of flows for fish and wildlife, the plan needs to...
  • Evaluate alternative water supply strategies for effects on environmental flows. In addition, the plan must discuss how these flows are affected by current projects and existing water permits.
  • Identify individual springs, the habitats associated with each, and include information on how aquifer draw-down affects spring flows.
  • Designate stream segments in the region that meet the criteria as having "unique ecological value". No segments were designated in the 2001 regional plan. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department recommends 11 segments for designation in this region.
To ensure that only the most economically sound water supply strategies are implemented, the plan needs to...
  • Compare the costs and benefits of the supply alternatives in a consistent and reasonable manner.

Take Action!

Contact the Regional Group Member who represents your interest.
Contact Your Group Member

Attend a Region E group meeting. Times and locations are posted on the TWDB website.
Attend a Region E Meeting