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Region P - Lavaca

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

Conservation and Drought Management
For conservation and drought management, the plan needs to...
  • Assess current conservation levels.
  • Include conservation as a water management tool. Current and projected groundwater use appears to be just slightly above sustainable levels (see sidebar definition). If conservation measures are implemented, it's possible that withdrawal rates could be reduced to a level that would allow the aquifer to be recharged at a greater rate than it's depleted.
  • Identify drought triggers and 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 environmental flows. In addition, the plan must discuss how these flows are affected by current projects and existing water permits. These include inflows to the Lavaca and portions of the Matagorda Bay systems, and instream flows in the region's rivers and streams.
  • Identify individual springs, the habitats associated with each, and include information on how short-term aquifer drawdown 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 5 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 P group meeting. Times and locations are posted on the TWDB website.
Attend a Region P Meeting