Region D Planning Group
The North East Texas Regional Water Planning Area encompasses all or parts of 19 counties. Largely rural and characterized by numerous,small communities and some medium-sized municipalities, the region includes the cities of Longview, Texarkana, and Greenville. The planning area overlaps large portions of the Red, Sulphur, Cypress, and Sabine river basins and smaller parts of the Trinity and Neches river basins. The North East Texas Region's main economic base is agribusiness, including a variety of crops, as well as cattle and poultry production. Timber, oil and gas, and mining are significant industries in the eastern portion of the region. In the western portion of the region, many residents are employed in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area.
Region D Counties
- Red River
- Smith (partial)
- Van Zandt
Meeting Minutes & Updates
Last Meeting: The North East Texas (Region D) Regional Water Planning Group (RWPG) met on February 19, 2014 in Mount Pleasant. Highlights include:
- Approved reappointment of executive committee: Chair: Bret McCoy; Vice-Chair: Jim Eidson; Secretary: Shirley Schumake; At-Large: Linda Price and Darwin Douthit.
- Approved availability and supply values determined to date. These values will be used in the preliminary needs analysis calculated by the consultant team.
- Approved requesting of TWDB when submitting draft prioritization that entities (sub-WUGs) be used to calculate regionalization of a project (rather than limiting to County-Other WUG).
- Financial Report: The RWPG approved the invoice for payment to Hayes Engineering and RPS/Espey. .
Meeting Minutes: visit the Region D Group Meeting Minutes Page hosted by TWDB.
Region D Related Links
TWDB Contact for Region D
To contact the TWDB Project Manager, please click Region D Project Manager