Region O - Llano Estacado
Here are some of the items the Region O Planning Group must address.
Conservation and Drought Management
For conservation and drought management, the plan needs to...
- Assess current conservation levels.
- Recommend advanced municipal water conservation efforts for individual cities. The plan incorporated conservation as a key approach to meeting irrigation demands, however, this same approach was not used in meeting future municipal demands.
- Develop a drought management plan. The 2001 regional plan identifies drought trigger conditions based on precipitation levels and establishes a framework for regional notification of these conditions.
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 3 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.
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Attend a Region O group meeting. Times and locations are posted on the TWDB website.
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