• Project-specific 50-year drawdown (in feet) in the Simsboro Aquifer attributable to the proposed LCRA pumpage, estimated using the state-approved Gtroundwater Availability Model and prepared by the consulting hydrologist to the Lost Pines Groundwater Conservation District.

    The map above depicts the drawdowns in the Simsboro formation of the Carrizo-Wilcox Aquifer which are projected by the Lost Pines Groundwater Conservation District to occur in Bastrop and Lee counties over 50 years of pumping under the

    25,000 acre-feet/year (8 billion gallons/year) permit

    the Lower Colorado River Authority is seeking.

     

    The mighty Simsboro is under siege -- this map depicts only the LCRA project drawdowns -- if granted, this permit will add to the drawdowns of other existing permits in the region totaling another 145,000+ acre-feet/year. To see those projected drawdowns on another map, go to our "About Us" page to see what's at stake.

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    You did it! All of you who called and wrote the Governor to veto House Bill 1806, a dangerous precedent-setting water bill, helped

    convince him.

     

    He vetoed HB 1806 on the next to last day before it became law automatically.

     

    Go here to see the story of the veto that will be published this week in the Giddings Times and News.

     

    Go here to read the League of Independent Voters of Texas's announcement of the veto --- we owe that organization and especially Linda Curtis a big thank you for keeping this movement going.

     

    And another big thank you to Rep. John Cyrier and his great staff; Sen. Lois Kolkhorst; Sen. Kirk Watson; County Judges Paul Pape (Bastrop) and Paul Fischer (Lee); Giddings Mayor John Dowell; and the other great organizations who stood with us to cry foul on this piece of legislation that should never have seen the light of day. 

     

     

    Please THANK GOVERNOR ABBOTT

    Gov. Abbott came through for us -- we need to thank him!

    Please call 512.463.2000, tell him you are from rural Texas, and thank him for his veto of HB 1806 !

    Or send him a message at

    https://gov.texas.gov/apps/contact/opinion.aspx

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    Along with our other important work to save our aquifers and our communities

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