The High Plains Underground Water Conservation District (HPWD) Board of Directors are seeking public comment on proposed Desired Future Conditions (DFCs) in Groundwater Management Area (GMA) 1 & 2.

Texas Corn Producers encourages farmers and landowners to review the proposed DFCs and share their thoughts with the HPWD board as they gather public input.

There are two scheduled public hearings within the HPWD service area.

  • June 8: 1:30 p.m., HPWD Office, 2930 Avenue Q, Lubbock, TX.
  • July 13: 1:30 p.m., Kuhlman Extension Center, 200 N. Brown Rd., Canyon, TX

The hearings will be held in conjunction with regular HPWD monthly Board of Directors meetings.

The GMA boundaries were established by the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) in Austin. GMA 1 & 2 cover the Panhandle and most of the South Plains.

A draft explanatory report of the proposed DFCs in both GMAs is available at www.hpwd.org/dfcs. A print copy is also available for review at the HPWD office in Lubbock and the District’s field office in Canyon.

Comments regarding the proposed DFCs should be mailed to HPWD, 2930 Avenue Q, Lubbock, TX 79411-2499 or emailed to dfccomments@hpwd.org no later than 5:00 p.m., Friday, July 30, 2021.

According to a release from HPWD, the process of adopting a DFC was established by the Texas Legislature in 2005. The process requires groundwater conservation districts to establish DFCs for relevant aquifers at least once every five years. This is the third time that groundwater conservation districts have established DFCs.

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