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Region I - East Texas



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

Conservation and Drought Management
For conservation and drought management, the plan needs to...
  • Discuss the adequacy of current conservation levels and recommend additional water-saving measures.
  • Develop a drought management plan.
Environmental Flows
To secure the protection of flows for fish and wildlife, the plan needs to...
  • Evaluate alternative water supply strategies for effects on instream flows and inflows to the bay from the Sabine and Angelina-Neches River systems. In addition, the plan must discuss how these flows are affected by current projects and existing water permits.
  • Develop strategies to fulfill freshwater inflow requirements for the bays.
  • Include information on the nature of the major springs in the area and the habitats they support.
  • 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 42 segments for designation in this region.
Wildlife Habitat and Farmland Protection
To avoid destroying valuable wildlife habitat and productive farmland, the plan needs to...
  • Avoid recommending construction of unnecessary reservoirs.
Economics
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 I group meeting. Times and locations are posted on the TWDB website.
Attend a Region I Meeting