Region O Planning Group | Texas Water Development Board

Region O Planning Group

Region OThe Llano Estacado (Region O) Regional Water Planning Area encompasses 21 counties in the southern High Plains of Texas. From Garza County in the southeast to Deaf Smith County in the northwest, the region lies within the upstream parts of four major river basins (Canadian, Red, Brazos, and Colorado). Despite this fact, almost no surface water leaves the region, as more than 95 percent is captured by the region's estimated 14,000 playa basins. Groundwater from the Ogallala Aquifer is the region's primary source of water and is used at a rate that exceeds recharge. The largest economic sectors in the region are livestock operations and agricultural crops, with its cotton production equaling about 60 percent of the state's total crop. Major cities in the region include Lubbock, Plainview, Levelland, Lamesa, Hereford, and Brownfield.

Region O Counties

Meeting Minutes & Updates

Upcoming Planning Group Meeting Schedule

Last Meeting: The most recent Llano Estacado (Region O) Regional Water Planning Group (RWPG) regular meeting was held on September 17, 2019 in Lubbock, Texas.

Meeting Minutes: Visit the "Minutes" link on Region O's External Website for official planning group meeting minutes.

Next Meeting: The next Llano Estacado (Region O) RWPG regular meeting is date is TBD but will be at 10 am (cst), November, 2019 at the South Plains Association of Governments, 1323 58th Street, Lubbock, Texas.

TWDB Contacts for Region O

For regional water planning assistance, please contact Sarah Backhouse, Region O Project Manager.

For regional water project development assistance, please contact Lee Huntoon, Team 1 Manager.