Desired Future Conditions
Desired future conditions are defined in Title 31, Part 10, §356.10 (6) of the Texas Administrative Code as "the desired, quantified condition of groundwater resources (such as water levels, spring flows, or volumes) within a management area at one or more specified future times as defined by participating groundwater conservation districts within a groundwater management area as part of the joint planning process." The specified time extends through at least the period that includes the current planning period for the development of regional water plans pursuant to Texas Water Code §16.053, or in perpetuity, as defined by participating groundwater conservation districts within a groundwater management area as part of the joint planning process.
Visit the following pages for to see desired future conditions submittals and modeled available groundwater reports for each joint planning round.
Documents related to the joint planning process are located on the Documents page and frequently asked questions regarding the desired future conditions process are located on the Desired Future Conditions FAQ page.
For a quick reference on the timeline for 2026 joint groundwater planning, check out this flow chart.
Here is a generic presentation on joint groundwater planning process for use by groundwater conservation districts and the public.
- Joint Groundwater Planning: The Basics (PowerPoint)
- Joint Groundwater Planning: The Basics (Portable Document Format)
Documents related to appealing the reasonableness of a desired future condition are located on the Petitions page.