TAGD News

Webinar: OpenET

Thanks to all who attended this webinar! Please click here to view the video recording, and click here to view the presentation slides.   The Texas Alliance of Groundwater Districts is pleased to present a free educational webinar for TAGD members and the greater water community. Click here to download a flyer that you can distribute to any interested parties. OpenET Webinar December 8, 2020 3pm-4pm Click here to register for free! Presenters: Robyn Grimm, Environmental Defense Fund...

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Marathon Aquifer Model Stakeholder Advisory Forums

From Stephanie Moore, Daniel B. Stephens & Associates The Daniel B. Stephens & Associates, Inc. (DBS&A) Team has been retained by the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) to develop a conceptual model for the Marathon Aquifer. In 2001, the Texas Legislature mandated that the TWDB obtain or develop groundwater availability models for all major and minor aquifers in Texas in coordination with groundwater conservation districts and regional water planning groups (Texas Water Code...

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Request for Data: Recharge/Stream Baseflow Estimates Project

Recharge/Stream Baseflow Estimates Project - Central and West Texas TWDB has contracted with WSP and others to develop estimates of recharge and stream baseflow conditions (or groundwater-surface water interactions) for four major aquifers in Central and West Texas. The WSP team is requesting information from TAGD members to assist with the project. Additional details, including the types of information requested, are included here. Please respond with any relevant information...

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Request for Data: Injection Well Buffer Project

TWDB has contracted with the WSP project team to develop procedures and tools that may be applied to more accurately map the buffer zones around the existing and future Class II injection wells that lie within identified brackish aquifers in the state. TWDB previously applied a conservative buffer of 15 miles around all Class II injection wells identified within mapped brackish aquifer zones.The WSP team is requesting information from TAGD members to assist with this project. You can see the...

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Request for Pumping Data

TWDB has contracted with LRE Water, WSP, Thornhill Group, and Michelle Sutherland to improve the current estimated historical pumping rates both spatially and temporally for a large area extending from central to west Texas. GCDs can help improve future GAMs by offering any relevant pumping data not previously made public. Click here to view the full description of the project and request, and contact Mike Keester with any questions at mike.keester@lrewater.com.

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Harris Receives TAGD Honorary Membership

Lindy Harris was awarded an Honorary Membership to the Texas Alliance of Groundwater Districts (TAGD) at the TAGD business meeting on May 27, 2020. Lindy Harris will retire in August 2020 after over 27 years with South Plains Underground Water Conservation District (South Plains UWCD) in Brownfield, TX. Starting as the district’s secretary in 1993 just months after its creation, Lindy soon came to be known as a passionate force in the community. From diligent faxing of district communications...

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COVID-19 Response & Resources

In response to the circumstances surrounding the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), TAGD has gathered relevant updates and resources for its members and the groundwater community. This information will be updated as needed, so feel free to bookmark this page. We hope these resources are helpful as you navigate challenging times. Note that this is not intended to be a comprehensive guide, it does not recommend any particular course of action or any service, nor does this constitute legal advice...

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Jim Conkwright Receives TAGD Honorary Membership

Jim Conkwright was awarded an Honorary Membership to the the Texas Alliance of Groundwater Districts (TAGD) at the TAGD business meeting on January 30, 2020. Left to right: C.E. Williams (General Manager of Panhandle Groundwater Conservation District), Jim Conkwright, and Leah Martinsson (Executive Director of TAGD) Hailing from Hereford, where he ran a purebred Hereford breeding operation, Jim Conkwright began his service to the groundwater community in 1979 as a board director at the High...

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TAGD 30 Years On

2018 marked 30 years since the Texas Alliance of Groundwater Districts (TAGD) was founded. In 1988, a group of 14 Groundwater Conservation Districts (GCDs) joined together with the objective of creating an organization that would serve as a resource to both GCDs and the public on groundwater issues. 30 years later, TAGD now represents 86 GCDs and over 40 associate members. For 30 years, TAGD’s mission has been to help members stay current on groundwater policy, science and management. It was...

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