Conservation News

TX Attorney General Opinion: Groundwater Conservation District Cannot Limit Definition of Agriculture – Texas Agriculture Law

Texas Attorney General, Ken Paxton, recently issued an opinion regarding the ability of a Texas Groundwater Conservation District to limit the definition of ?agricultural crop? under its rules. [Read full opinion here.]? Although not binding on a court, this opinion could potentially impact GCDs and producers around the state. Background Senator Bob Hall, Chair of the Texas Senate Committee on Agriculture requested an opinion from Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on an interesting legal question.? Specifically, Senator Hall wanted to know how the Attorney General thought a court… Read More ?

Source: TX Attorney General Opinion: Groundwater Conservation District Cannot Limit Definition of Agriculture – Texas Agriculture Law

Bastrop County homeowners, LCRA reach agreement over groundwater permit – News – Austin American-Statesman – Austin, TX

The Lower Colorado River Authority and a Bastrop County homeowners association have reached an agreement amid a groundwater pumping permit dispute that has been ongoing since last year.The river authority and the Circle D Civic Association signed a memorandum of understanding last month that will ensure the river authority won?t cause nuisances if it is awarded a permit to pump groundwater from a property in close proximity to the Circle D subdivision. In exchange, the homeowners

Source: Bastrop County homeowners, LCRA reach agreement over groundwater permit – News – Austin American-Statesman – Austin, TX

Could a Tug-of-War Between Two Central Texas Counties Leave Residents Without Drinking Water? ? Texas Monthly

In the tug-of-war over groundwater between two Central Texas counties, he who pumps the most, wins. At least until everyone loses. In the tug-of-war over groundwater between two Central Texas counties, he who pumps the most, wins. At least until everyone loses.

Source: Could a Tug-of-War Between Two Central Texas Counties Leave Residents Without Drinking Water? ? Texas Monthly