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Region J - Plateau

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

Conservation and Drought Management
For conservation and drought management, the plan needs to...
  • Include conservation measures as a strategy to meet demands. The plan doesn't discuss the adequacy of current conservation levels or recommend any additional water-saving measures. The average municipal per capita water usage rate is 221 gallons per person per day, which is extremely high. For example, Corpus Christi averages 141 gpcd and San Antonio 147 gpcd.
  • Develop a drought management plan.
Environmental Flows
To secure the protection of flows for fish and wildlife, the plan needs to...
  • Discuss how current water development projects and existing permits affect environmental flows, and assess the incremental impacts of new projects on these flows.
  • Include information on the nature of the major springs 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 plan. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department recommends 20 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.
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Attend a Region J group meeting. Times and locations are posted on the TWDB website.
Attend a Region J Meeting

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