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  1. Managing Groundwater in Far West Texas with Local Control Presented at the Texas Groundwater 2004 Towards Sustainability November 18, 2004 Austin, Texas Presented by Janet Adams General Manager Jeff Davis County Underground Water Conservation District Presidio County Underground Water Conservation Districts

  2. Jeff Davis • Jeff Davis County Underground Water Conservation District • 2258 square miles • 1993 • Economy • Agricultural • Tourism • Hunting

  3. Presidio County • Presidio County Underground Water Conservation District • 1999 • 3,855 square miles • Economy • Agricultural • Hunting • Art • Tourism

  4. Water Transfers in 1999-2003 Acre Feet

  5. PurposedTransfers from Ryan Flat Acre Feet

  6. STATIC LEVELS

  7. Chapter 36 36.121. Limitation on Rulemaking Power of Districts Over Wells in Certain Counties Except as provided by Section 36.117, a district that is created under this chapter on or after September 1, 1991, shall exempt from regulation under this chapter a well and any water produced or to be produced by a well that is located in a county that has a population of 14,000 or less if the water is to be used solely to supply a municipality that has a population of 121,000 or less and the rights to the water produced from the well are owned by a political subdivision that is not a municipality, or by a municipality that has a population of 100,000 or less, and that purchased, owned, or held rights to the water before the date on which the district was created, regardless of the date the well is drilled or the water is produced. The district may not prohibit the political subdivision or municipality from transporting produced water inside or outside the district’s boundaries.

  8. Gallons Pumped in One Year

  9. Districts Need • Sound Science • Funding • Time • Sustainability • Aquifers different

  10. Groundwater Districts Role • Permits • Drilling • Production • Export • Fees • Production • Export

  11. The Jeff Davis County Underground Water Conservation District and the Presidio County Underground Water Conservation District will strive to develop, promote, and implement water conservation and management strategies to protect water resources for the benefit of the citizens, economy, and environment of the District.

  12. West Texas