The Brazos River Authority is actively involved in the Senate
Bill 1 regional water planning process authorized by the Texas
Legislature in 1997. The Brazos River basin spans three of the
16 regional planning areas established by the state including
Region O - Llano Estacado
(the High Plains),
Brazos Region G
(37 counties in the middle of the basin) and
(which includes four lower-basin counties).
The regional water plans provide for the orderly development,
management, and conservation of water resources, including
drought preparation and response. The goal of the planning
process is to assure that sufficient water will be available
at a reasonable cost to ensure public health, safety, and
welfare, to further economic development, and to protect
agricultural and natural resources.
Each regional group is made up of representatives of several
local interests, such as the public, agriculture, business,
city and county governments, water districts and others,
each involved in drafting a proposed regional plan that
reflects input from specific interests. This proposed plan
takes into account the water needs and resources of the
region as well as actions local officials can take to help
meet those needs. The BRA is involved with the planning
processes of each of the Brazos basin regions as a voting
member and potential project sponsor.
For additional information on the state water planning
process, go to
For information on Region O,
For information on Region G, go here.
For information on Region H, go here.