"The Siege on the Simsboro"
The LCRA CONTESTED CASE HEARING continues tomorrow through Tuesday, October 22 IN AUSTIN at SOAH Headquarters,
Hearing Room: 402 [note corrected #]
William P. Clements Building
300 W. 15th Street, Austin, TX 78701
~~ ID required to enter building ~~
-- Note the starting time has changed to 8:30 a.m. for both Oct. 21 and 22. Our email is posted on the Events page re parking and other information.
Tomorrow, cross-examination of Environmental Stewardship's two expert (hydrology) witnesses continues, with George Rice also testifying for benefit of the Landowners as well as for Environmental Stewardship.
After the close of ES's case, the Lost Pines District will begin putting on their witnesses --- again, NO LANDOWNER PARTY needs to be present at any certain time --- your pre-filed testimony has been admitted "as is" and you won't be subject to cross-examination. But you are encouraged by both SAWDF and Environmental Stewardship to attend the last two days of the hearing if you can.
At the end of Environmental Stewardship's case, probably tomorrow, the Lost Pines District goes forward with its case.
Then, LCRA gets to do its general rebuttal to the cases all parties have put on, all parties will respond and then LCRA has the "last word" to the judges, as is the right of permit applicants (this is called "surrebuttal").
Closing statements of all parties will be in written form.
PLEASE COME AND SUPPORT YOUR NEIGHBORS WHO WANT TO PROTECT YOUR WATER AND YOUR PROPERTY RIGHTS!
The map above depicts only the drawdowns
which are projected by the Lost Pines Groundwater Conservation District to occur in the Simsboro under Bastrop and Lee counties if the Lower Colorado River Authority pumps for over 50 years under the permit LCRA is seeking.
LCRA will have pumped over 407 billion gallons from under Bastrop and Lee counties during that 50-year period.
If granted, this permit will add to the drawdowns of other planned projects in our counties, as well as in Burleson and Milam counties, when they come online. If those projects permitted as of 2019 pump their full permitted amounts, an additional 47 billion gallons per year will be permanently removed from our local aquifer.
To see the map of projected 50-year drawdowns for those projects, go to our "About Us" page to see what's at stake.
VISTA RIDGE IS ONE OF THOSE PROJECTS and will begin pumping in April 2020 ~~~ Visit our new Vista Ridge Project page for important news on this project you must not miss if you live in Burleson or Milam counties, and go to our NEWS PAGE for the blog dated September 18 on the subject of Vista Ridge.
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Go to our Events page for our brand new video from Board member, Andy Wier.
SAWDF OPPOSES "THE SAN ANTONE HOSE" aka The Vista Ridge Project in Burleson County
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