Identification of Potential Brackish Groundwater Production Areas – Nacatoch Aquifer

Project Summary:

The Nacatoch study involves the collection and mapping of existing water quality information and identification of candidate well logs to supplement water quality and stratigraphy delineation within the aquifer. Selected well log digital images will be acquired and entered into the BRACS database, and the logs will be analyzed to estimate water quality and hydraulic properties. The resulting combined dataset will be used to(1) delineate fresh, brackish, and saline groundwater, (2) calculate these volumes, (3) identify Potential Production Areas, and (4) create a model of the Potential Production Areas over 30-and-50 year periods without having significant impact on the Nacatoch Aquifer.

TWDB Contract Manager:
Jean Broce-Perez
Funding Recipient:
LBG-Guyton Associates
Project Administrator:
James A. Beach, P.G.
Project Start Date:
January 6, 2016
Project Completion Date:
May 31, 2017
Total Project Cost:
$150,000
TWDB Share of Project Cost:
$150,000
Benefits:
Potential users of the logs, the database, and report include researchers and decision-makers to further characterizing brackish groundwater resources within the extent of the Nacatoch Aquifer in Texas and assist in the site selection of future groundwater desalination projects.

Project Details

Participants

Project Sponsors:

Texas Water Development Board
Jean Broce-Perez - Contract Manager
1700 N. Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78711
512-936-4017

Funding Recipient:

LBG-Guyton Associates
1101 S. Capital of Texas Highway
Suite B-220
Austin, Texas 78746

Project Manager:

James A. Beach, P.G.
LBG-Guyton Associates
1101 S. Capital of Texas Highway
Suite B-220
Austin, Texas 78746
512-327-9640
jbeach@lbg-guyton.com

Project Milestones

Event Date
Announcement of Request for Proposals in Texas Register November 10, 2015
Initial Statement of Interest received by TWDB November 24, 2015
Study approved by TWDB Board January 6, 2016
Contract executed April 14, 2016
Outreach meeting on the brackish groundwater mapping projects for the Blossom and Nacatoch aquifers in Mount Pleasant, Texas Friday, February 8, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.
Stakeholder meeting on the proposed potential production areas for the Blossom and Nacatoch aquifers in Commerce, Texas. Tuesday, April 18, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Stakeholder meeting on the brackish groundwater resources and final potential production areas for the Blossom and Nacatoch aquifers in Mount Pleasant, Texas. Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.

Progress Reports

Final Report

  • The final report has not yet been produced.
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