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Groundwater Management Area 8 Meeting Notice

Notice is hereby given that the groundwater conservation districts located wholly or partially within Groundwater Management Area (GMA) 8, as designated by the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB), consisting of the Central Texas Groundwater Conservation District, Clearwater Underground Water Conservation District, Middle Trinity Groundwater Conservation District, North Texas Groundwater Conservation District, Northern Trinity Groundwater Conservation District, Post Oak Savannah Groundwater Conservation District, Prairielands Groundwater Conservation District, Red River Groundwater Conservation District, Saratoga Underground Water Conservation District, Southern Trinity Groundwater Conservation District, and Upper Trinity Groundwater Conservation District will hold a Joint Planning meeting at 10:00 A.M. on Tuesday, January 31, 2017, at the Cleburne Conference Center located at 1501 W. Henderson, Cleburne, TX 76033. The meeting will be open to the public. The following items of business will be discussed and potentially acted upon:

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Clearwater Announces 16th Annual Water Symposium

The Clearwater Underground Water Conservation District is hosting its 16th annual Bell County Water Symposium. This year’s event will be held November 16, 2016 beginning at 8:00 a.m. at the Texas A&M Central Texas Campus in Killeen located at 1901 S. Clear Creek Rd.  Co-sponsors include Texas Well Owner Network; Lloyd Gosselink Attorneys at Law; HALFF Associates; LBG-Guyton & Associates, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, the Bell County Engineer’s Office and Baylor University, Department of Geology.

This year’s theme is: “ASR a Reality for The Future Growth and Needs of Central Texas?”

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Public Hearing on Proposed Desired Future Conditions

CLEARWATER UNDERGROUND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED DESIRED FUTURE CONDITIONS – MAY 11, 2016

The Board of Directors of the Clearwater Underground Water Conservation District (“CUWCD”) will hold a public hearing and accept public comment on the proposed Desired Future Conditions (“DFCs”) for the Edwards BFZ Aquifer and the Trinity Aquifer in Bell County Texas, in accordance with Section 36.108(d-2) of the Texas Water Code. The purpose of the hearing is to provide interested members of the public the opportunity to appear and provide comments to the CUWCD related to the proposed DFCs.

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District Adopts New Rules Changes

The Clearwater Underground Water Conservation District received public input on March 9, 2016 and after deliberation amended the district rules per the proposed amendments with the intention to implement changes to statutory law enacted in 2015 by the 84th Texas Legislature. These amendments address matters including:

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Research Permit – Annual Report 2015

After the designation of the Salado Springs complex as critical habitat for the Salado Salamander, a research permit was required to conduct tracer tests and install piezometers to study groundwater flow patterns in the complex. Ms. Stephanie Wong, a graduate student at Baylor University, spearheaded the permit application process on behalf of CUWCD, and a five-year research permit was awarded to CUWCD in February 2015.

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