• 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.

     

    HELP THE SIMSBORO AQUIFER WATER DEFENSE FUND HELP YOU AND YOUR COMMUNITY TO WIN THE "SIEGE ON THE SIMSBORO"

     

    Bastrop Landowner Andy Wier delivered stunning testimony on behalf of all landowners parties in the LCRA contested case --- go here for Andy's hopeful video for the future of our Aquifer.

     

    JOIN THE BATTLE TO PROTECT AQUIFERS AND PRIVATE

    PROPERTY RIGHTS

    ~~ IT'S YOUR GROUNDWATER AND YOUR GRANDKIDS' LEGACY~~

     

    Facebook #GivingTuesday starts at 7 a.m. CST Tuesday, December 3

     

    If you are on Facebook, please go right now and "like" our Facebook page here. Your donations to us on Facebook that day at the starting time or as soon as possible after the start time will give SAWDF a chance to receive a $$ for $$ matching grant through Facebook.

     

    Facebook matches up to $7 million total, on a first come, first served basis ---last year the matches ran out in less than one half hour.

     

    But that's not the only matching grant we are seeking! Go here to our blog to see all the details of our crowdfunding event, Dec. 3 - 31, as part of the global movement known as GivingTuesday .

     

    Our SAWDF GivingTuesday crowdfunding campaign kicks off on Facebook on December 3 but our fundraising appeal to Facebook users as well as any donors who answer our GivingTuesday campaign, runs from December 3 through December 31 ~~~ donations during that period are ALSO eligible for a $$ for $$ matching donation from the Environmental Fund of Texas, which has already given us ---and our partner in outreach, education and advocacy, Environmental Stewardship --- grants for our work on behalf of landowner parties in the Lower Colorado River Authority contested case.

     

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    The LCRA CONTESTED CASE HEARING

    concluded October 22, 2019.

     

    The parties are now engaged in a briefing schedule before the two administrative law judges from the State of Office of Administrative Hearings render their "Proposal for Decision" in Spring 2020 ---they will make recommendations to the final decision-makers, the Board of Directors of the Lost Pines Groundwater Conservation District, whether and in what form a groundwater permit should be granted to the Lower Colorado River Authority.

     

    LCRA will have pumped over 407 billion gallons from under Bastrop and Lee counties over the next 50-year period if their permit is granted in full.

     

    If granted, this permit will add to the drawdowns of other planned projects in Lee, Bastrop, Burleson and Milam counties, when they come online.

     

    To see the map of projected 50-year drawdowns for those projects, go to our "About Us" page to see what's at stake.

     

    Get informed, get involved, donate below but don't forget our crowdfunding/matching opportunities begin on Dec. 3.

     

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