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Draft Drought Contingency Plan
Update 2019

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) requires the Brazos River Authority to maintain a Drought Contingency Plan (DCP) and to update that plan every five years. The BRA’s DCP was last updated in 2012 and is undergoing the current update in compliance with TCEQ rules.

The following is a summary of the proposed changes to the plan:

  1. Established new trigger levels,
  2. Incorporated requirements specific to BRA’s East Williamson County Regional Water System,
  3. Referenced seasonal rainfall forecasts developed by the Texas Water Development Board as a drought monitoring tool,
  4. Clarification of Pro-Rata curtailment language.

To download the Draft Drought Contingency Plan, click here. To view a redlined version, click here.

If you do not wish to access the plan over the internet, you may request a copy through our Public Information Office at (254) 761-3174.

Comments may be submitted on this site for consideration. To make a comment, click here.

Written comments on the draft plan will be accepted through the close of business on Monday, April 22, 2019. Please mail written comments to:

Brazos River Authority
Attn: Chris Higgins
P.O. Box 7555
Waco, TX 76714-7555

Following the receipt of comments, the Drought Contingency Plan will be presented for adoption at the next quarterly Brazos River Authority Board of Directors meeting scheduled for April 29, 2019.