Sterling County Underground Water Conservation District
P.O. Box 873
Sterling City, TX 76951
325-378-2704

Management Plan

 

Sterling County Underground Water Conservation District

Snapshot Management Plan 2013-2023

 

Goals, Management Objectives and Performance Standards

     Goal 1.0 - §36.1071(a)(1) Providing the Efficient Use of Groundwater

          1.1. Management Objective

               The District will maintain the current monitor well network and measure water levels in

               selected wells.

          1.1a. Performance Standard

               Number of water levels measured.

     Goal 2.0 - §36.1071(a)(2) Controlling and Preventing Waste of Groundwater

          2.1. Management Objective

               The District will continue to register wells drilled in the district.

          2.1a. Performance Standard

               Number of wells registered.

     Goal 3.0 - §36.1071(a)(6) Addressing Drought Conditions

          3.1.Management Objective

               The District will monitor the NOAA Climate Prediction Center and the TWDB drought   

               page, http://www.twdb.texas.gov/data/drought/, and report to the board.

          3.1a. Performance Standard

               Number of times index is monitored.

          3.3 .Management Objective

               The District will maintain the current rainfall monitor network.

          3.3a. Performance Standard

               Number of times rainfall network is monitored.

     Goal 4.0 - §36.1071(a)(7) Addressing Conservation and Precipitation Enhancement

          4.1 Management Objective - Conservation

               The District will continue to be a source for available informational materials and

               programs to improve public awareness of efficient use, wasteful practices and

               conservation measures including the water conservation best management practices    

               guide presented by the Water Conservation Advisory Council:

                 http://www.savetexaswater.org/bmp/.

          4.1a. Performance Standard

               Number of informational materials and programs provided.

          4.2 Management Objective - Precipitation Enhancement

               The District will continue to participate in the West Texas Weather Modification

               Association.

          4.2a. Performance Standard

               Number of meetings attended.

     Goal 5.0 - §36.1071(a)(8) Addressing in a Quantitative Manner the Desired Future Conditions

     of the Groundwater Resources

          5.1 Management Objective

               The District will continue to monitor the transducer data in the monitor water network.

          5.1a. Performance Standard

               Number of times transducer network data is monitored.

 

Technical District Information Required by Texas Administrative Code

     Estimate of Modeled Available Groundwater in District Based on Desired Future Conditions

     Texas Water Code § 36.001 defines modeled available groundwater as “the amount of water

     that the executive administrator determines may be produced on an average annual basis to 

     achieve a desired future condition established under Section 36.108.”

 

     The joint planning process set forth in Texas Water Code § 36.108 must be collectively

     conducted by all groundwater conservation districts within the same GMA. The District is a

     member of GMA 7. GMA 7 adopted DFCs for the Edwards/Trinity (Plateau) Aquifer on July

     29, 2010, and declared the Dockum and Lipan Aquifers as not relevant for planning purposes

     in the Sterling County Underground Water Conservation District. The adopted DFCs were

     then forwarded to the TWDB for development of the MAG calculations. The submital package

     for the DFCs can be found here:

     http://www.twdb.texas.gov/groundwater/management_areas/gma7.asp

 

     A summary of the desired future conditions and the modeled available groundwater are

     summarized below:

          Edwards/Trinity (Plateau) Aquifer. An average drawdown of 7 feet for the Edwards-Trinity

          (Plateau) aquifer, except for the Kinney County GCD, based on Scenario 10 of the TWDB

          GAM run 09-35.

         

          Dockum Aquifer. Not relevant for joint planning purposes within the boundaries of Sterling

          County Underground Water Conservation District.

         

          Lipan Aquifer. Not relevant for joint planning purposes within the boundaries of Sterling  

          County Underground Water Conservation District.

 

 

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