Region M Planning Group
Stretching from the subtropical Gulf shores of Cameron County in the south and along the Rio Grande to the rolling, native range land of Maverick County in the northwest, the Rio Grande Regional Water Planning Area includes eight counties. Its major cities include Brownsville, McAllen, Laredo, Harlingen, and Eagle Pass. Over 60 percent of the region lies within the Rio Grande Basin, with the Rio Grande being the region's primary source of water. The largest economic sectors in the region are agriculture, trade, services, manufacturing, and hydrocarbon production. The Rio Grande, its tributaries, and an international reservoir system will remain the region's primary source of water for the foreseeable future.
Region M Counties
Meeting Minutes & Updates
Last Meeting: The most recent Rio Grande (Region M) Regional Water Planning Group (RWPG) regular meeting was held on March 20, 2019 in Weslaco, Texas.
Meeting Minutes: Visit the "Meetings"/"Minutes" link on Region M's External Website for official planning group meeting minutes.
Next Meeting: The next Rio Grande (Region M) RWPG regular meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at 11:00am at the Zapata County Courthouse, 200 7th Ave., Zapata, TX.
Region M Bylaws
Region M Water Plans
Region M Related Links
- Rio Grande Regional Water Planning Area Map
- Planning Group Members & Contacts
- Rio Grande Regional Water Planning Group External Website
- Rio Grande Watermaster Program
- Rio Grande Compact Commission
- International Boundary & Water Commission
- Groundwater Management Areas - GMAs 13 and 16 overlap Region M
- TWDB-funded Lower Rio Grande Valley (RGV) Groundwater Transport Model - Draft Final Numerical Model Report now available online