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The Cross Section Newsletter:(A news publication of the High Plains Underground Water Conservation District No. 1) February 2024

In this edition of news from HPWD:

  • Annual Water Level Observations Nearing Completion
  • Permit Application Statistics
  • Conservation Reminders
  • Upcoming events
  • Texas water news and drought updates

 Annual water level observations nearing completion

HPWD staff members have now completed all initial site visits for the observation wells.  We are very pleased to have made such rapid progress in this program.  There are several rechecks in Lynn and Floyd Counties that we hope to finish in the next week.  Preliminary results are all available here.  The interactive map will be updated with all new data in the coming weeks.  

Permit Application Statistics

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Conservation Reminders

How much water do you use each day?  Our regional water plan shows residents average 150 gallons per day per person.  Is it possible to find ways of reducing that figure?

A graphic of a green hand resembling a tree with a water drop above; cracked ground below. Text reads, "water is life don't waste it."

Groundwater conservation is always important, and HPWD was created to promote water conservation.  Do you have a civic club or other group that needs a presentation?  Please contact Jennifer McClendon at our office to schedule a conservation program.

Upcoming Events

Texas Water News and Drought Updates

  • The Texas Alliance of Groundwater Districts (TAGD) has hired a new Executive Director, Adam Foster.  Adam comes from the Water Well Driller Program at the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.  
  • Are you interested in groundwater news for other parts of Texas?  The Texas Water Development Board publishes the Groundwater Gazette, which contains updates and information on groundwater topics for the whole State of Texas.  You may join the news list for this publication here.
  • The drought conditions map and the monthly outlook are updated.
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