Region C and Region D Interregional Conflict

The Texas Water Development Board considered the matter on Thursday, January 8, 2015 and issued its Order.

The Board found that Region C's 2011 Regional Water Plan together with the analysis and quantification submitted on October 29, 2014, meets the applicable statutory and regulatory criteria. Further, the Board found that in accordance with Texas Water Code (TWC) §§ 16.051 and 16.053, the interregional conflict as asserted by Region D is hereby resolved with the inclusion of the Marvin Nichols Reservoir Project as a recommended water management strategy in the 2011 Region C Regional Water Plan.

Read the full text of the Order.

Timeline

  • March 20, 2015:
    • Region C shall adopt the revisions and submit its revised RWP and supporting documents to the Board for Board consideration.
    • Region D shall adopt the revisions and submit its revised RWP and supporting documents to the Board for Board consideration.
  • January 8, 2015 - Order issued by the Texas Water Development Board.
  • December 17, 2014 - Region D and the Executive Administrator's responses to Region C's submission due.
  • November 3, 2014 - Additional quantitative analysis of agricultural and natural resource impacts by Region C due to TWDB.
  • August 8, 2014 - Board Interim Order issued.
  • August 7, 2014 - Board considered TWDB Executive Administrator's final recommendation.
  • July 7, 2014 - Region C's reply and Region D's reply to the responses due
  • June 20, 2014 - Region C's response and Region D's response to the Executive Administrator's final recommendation due
  • May 19, 2014 - The Executive Administrator submits a final recommendation to the Board and issues a letter soliciting briefs.
  • May 2, 2014 - Comment period closed.
  • April 30, 2014 - public hearing for Region C on the preliminary recommendation.
  • April 29, 2014 - public hearing for Region D on the preliminary recommendation.
  • March 4, 2014 - The preliminary recommendation is posted on the agency website and provided to the chairs of the C and D regional water planning groups and the parties to the Ward Timber litigation through their attorney. The TWDB begins receiving comments.
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