TWDB Home > Water Planning > Planning Data > 2026 RWP Draft Projections

2026 Regional Water Plan DRAFT Demand Projections

The data on this website supports the 6th regional water planning cycle. The historical data is produced annually by the TWDB, and the 2022 State Water Plan was adopted by the Board in July 2021. The 2026 RWP projections shown here are DRAFT and will be reviewed by each Regional Water Planning Group, during which revisions may be requested, reviewed by TWDB, and thus data shown here may change. The projections data will not be finalized until Fall 2023.

Click on the tabs below to explore each water demand category’s interactive data; download data and methodology documents below each dashboard.

Irrigation Historical Water Use and Demand Projections

The data in this interactive dashboard displays historical irrigation water use estimates, the adopted 2022 State Water Plan water demand projections, and the DRAFT 2026 Regional Water Plan projections for 16 Regional Water Planning Groups and 254 counties in Texas.

To view the interactive data: Click Go to Dashboard, then click on a county from the map or use the region filter on the left. To reset the map, click on a blank spot on the map or use the "Reset" button. Hover over data points for more information.

Data Source Name Data Source Link
TWDB DRAFT Projections Irrigation Draft Water Demand Projections (excel)
2026 RWP Irrigation Water Demand Projections Methodology Irrigation Projections Methodology Summary for the 2026 RWPs
Irrigation Historical Water Use Estimates Historical Supporting Data for Irrigation (excel)
Non-Surveyed Irrigation Water Use Estimates Methodology TWDB Irrigation Water Use Estimates Website
2022 SWP Demand Projections 2022 SWP Demand Projections by Category

Back to the top

Livestock Historical Water Use and Demand Projections

The data in this interactive dashboard displays historical livestock water use estimates, the adopted 2022 State Water Plan water demand projections, and the DRAFT 2026 Regional Water Plan projections for 16 Regional Water Planning Groups and 254 counties in Texas.

To view the interactive data: Click Go to Dashboard, then click on a county from the map or use the region filter on the left. To reset the map, click on a blank spot on the map or use the "Reset" button. Hover over data points for more information.

Data Source Name Data Source Link
TWDB DRAFT Projections Livestock Draft Water Demand Projections (excel)
2026 RWP Livestock Water Demand Projections Methodology Livestock Projections Methodology Summary for the 2026 RWPs
Livestock Historical Water Use Estimates Historical Supporting Data for Livestock (excel)
Non-Surveyed Livestock Water Use Estimates Methodology Summary: Non-Surveyed Annual Livestock Inventory and Water Use Estimates
2022 SWP Demand Projections 2022 SWP Demand Projections by Category

Back to the top

Manufacturing Historical Water Use and Demand Projections

The data in this interactive dashboard displays historical manufacturing water use estimates by Region-County and Facility reported via the Water Use Survey, the adopted 2022 State Water Plan water demand projections, and the DRAFT 2026 Regional Water Plan projections for 16 Regional Water Planning Groups and 254 counties in Texas.

To view the interactive data: Click Go to Dashboard, then click on an icon on the left side pane and use the appropriate filters. Click the Reset Button to reset filters. Hover over data points for more information.

Data Source Name Data Source Link
TWDB DRAFT Projections Manufacturing Draft Water Demand Projections (excel)
2026 RWP Manufacturing Water Demand Projections Methodology Manufacturing Projections Methodology Summary for the 2026 RWPs
Manufacturing Historical Water Use Data Historical Supporting Data for Manufacturing (excel)
2022 SWP Demand Projections 2022 SWP Demand Projections by Category

Back to the top

Mining Water Use Study

The TWDB conducted a Mining Water Use Study in partnership with the U.S. Geological Survey and the University of Texas Bureau of Economic Geology. For more information, navigate to the Mining Water Use Study webpage.

Back to the top

Steam-Electric Power Historical Water Use and Demand Projections

The data in this interactive dashboard displays historical steam-electric water use estimates by Region-County and Facility reported via the Water Use Survey, the adopted 2022 State Water Plan water demand projections, and the DRAFT 2026 Regional Water Plan projections for 16 Regional Water Planning Groups and 254 counties in Texas.

To view the interactive data: Click on an icon on the left side pane and use the appropriate filters. Click the Reset Button to reset filters. Hover over data points for more information.

Data Source Name Data Source Link
TWDB DRAFT Projections Steam-Electric Power Draft Water Demand Projections (excel)
2026 RWP Steam-Electric Power Water Demand Projections Methodology Steam-Electric Power Projections Methodology Summary for the 2026 RWPs
Steam-Electric Power Historical Water Use Data Historical Supporting Data for Steam-Electric Power (excel)
2022 SWP Demand Projections 2022 SWP Demand Projections by Category

Back to the top

If you have any questions or comments about the information provided in these pages please contact Projections and Socioeconomic Analysis Department

Navigate to the TWDB Planning Data Homepage

Top