Desired Future Conditions Documents
The following documents provide information on desired future conditions. Visit the pages for 2016 and 2010 Joint Groundwater Planning to see desired future conditions submittals and modeled available groundwater reports.
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Information for Submittals
A recommendation to groundwater management areas on desired future conditions package contents that the TWDB will use in evaluation of administrative completeness.
Information for groundwater management areas on the required components of a desired future condition submittal and elements of the explanatory report.
A recommendation to groundwater management areas on submitting model files and other technical data to the TWDB for the development of modeled available groundwater.
An information sheet detailing what TWDB expects to receive in submission packets for desired future conditions.
How the TWDB estimates Modeled Available Groundwater (MAG) from desired future conditions (DFCs).
Explanation of Dry Cells and drawdown averaging for desired future conditions.
Explains the TWDB's role in joint groundwater planning and includes commonly asked questions regarding the joining groundwater planning process, including information on relevant and non-relevant aquifers, and how DFC statements should be expressed.
Explains the role of modeled available groundwater in the regional water planning process.
A paper presented at the State Bar of Texas 'The Changing Face of Water Rights in Texas' conference held in Bastrop, May 8-9, 2008. This paper discusses groundwater management areas, desired future conditions, and the role of managed available groundwater.
The majority of groundwater management areas have small areas, or slivers, of aquifers that exist within their boundaries. Because of their size these slivers may not currently be used either as a supply that is permitted by a groundwater district or have exempt wells withdrawing groundwater. The purpose of this paper is to identify these areas and to recommend how groundwater conservation districts in groundwater management areas may consider desired future conditions in these areas.
An analysis report on the impacts of House Bill 1763 on groundwater management practices in the State of Texas. Includes discussion of practices prior to bill, changes in practices created by the bill, an introduction into what the desired future condition of an aquifer is, and a description of how to translate a Desired Future Condition into managed available groundwater.
Opinion issued by the legal department of the Texas Water Development Board regarding participation of unconfirmed groundwater conservation districts in their respective groundwater management area.