• 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.

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

    in Central Texas, and to support private property rights of all landowners in their groundwater, we are supporting 58 families in the LCRA PERMIT contested case --- these families are fighting the battle for us. SAWDF is also at the Legislature fighting the battle to reform Texas groundwater policy.

     

    YOU CAN CHOOSE to earmark your donation for the SAWDF-LCRA Fund,

    the SAWDF-End Op Fund, or the SAWDF-General Fund when you click on this BUTTON.

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    See the LEGISLATION 2019 Page and check for Urgent Action Alerts and any updates on previous Alerts (for example, see our recent post concerning HB 1066 in the Senate)

     

    URGENT ACTION ALERTS will be published as needed during the 2019 legislative session-- We need calls to our legislators... or even to the Governor! There won't be much notice, so check back often

    and watch for emails.

    Subscribe to our News blog to be on our email list ~~ the easiest way to stay up on Alerts and much more.

     

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    There is a new LCRA PERMIT PAGE here

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    SAWDF is on Facebook! Check it out here and go HERE for our Go Fund Me Campaign

     

    Also, access Amazon and make your Amazon purchases through smile.amazon.com, where you can pick Simsboro Aquifer Water Defense Fund to receive a benefit from every purchase!

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