Longevity Assessment for City of Bandera Water Wells

Study Summary:

The goals of the study are to (1) evaluate water level decline in the lower Trinity Aquifer in Bandera county, and (2) predict future water levels in the aquifer in this area. The results of this study will be used to evaluate the need for an Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR) project(s) to augment the water supply of the lower Trinity Aquifer to meet the growing demand of the city of Bandera and new subdivisions in Bandera County.

The objectives of the study are to:

  • Create a groundwater model of the lower Trinity Aquifer for the study area
    • The new groundwater model will be based on the Hill Country Trinity Groundwater Availability Model (GAM) but modified as follows:
      • change the grid cell size in Bandera county area, from 1-mile to 0.25-mile and
      • update the lower Trinity aquifer pumpage information from 1997 to 2020
  • Process the new “Bandera county lower Trinity Aquifer” model to simulate existing water level data
  • Process the model to predict future water levels based on 2021 Region J Water Plan demands until 2070
  • Prepare and publish study findings in a TWDB report
Study Team Members:
Azzah AlKurdi, Shirley Wade, and Andrea Croskrey
Study Start Date:
Fall 2020
Study Completion Date:
Summer 2021
Benefits:
The study will develop data and a report that will be available to researchers and decision-makers to assist in evaluation of future ASR projects, including different scenarios of injection rates and locations.

Study Details

Participants

Study Investigators:

Texas Water Development Board
1700 N. Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78711

Azzah AlKurdi
Azzah.Alkurdi@twdb.texas.gov
512-475-1874

Shirley Wade, Ph.D., P.G.
Shirley.Wade@twdb.texas.gov
512-936-0883

Andrea Croskrey, P.G.
Andrea.Croskrey@twdb.texas.gov
512-463-2865

Engaged Stakeholders:

Bandera County River Authority and Groundwater District (BCRAGD)
Dave Mauk – General Manager
440 FM 3250 | P.O. Box 177
Bandera, TX 78003
830-796-7260

City of Bandera
Rebecca Gibson- Mayor pro team
511 Main Street
P.O. Box 2443
Bandera, TX 78003
830-796-3765

Study Milestones

Event Date
Meeting with BCRAGD and City of Bandera, Conference call July 30, 2020
Meeting with BCRAGD and City of Bandera, Microsoft Teams January 15, 2021

Presentations

  • January 15, 2021

Final Report

  • The final report has not yet been produced.
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