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Water Planning

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 Region H (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 http://www.twdb.texas.gov/waterplanning/index.asp.

For information on Region O, go here.
For information on Region G, go here.
For information on Region H, go here.