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Table of GMA-12 Hearing dates and Contact information
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|District||Counties||Public Hearing Date||Hearing Notice||Comment Deadline||Board President||General Manager||General Information||Website||Address||Phone Number|
|Lost Pines Groundwater Conservation District||Bastrop and. Lee Counties||Hearing August 18, 2021, Bastrop Convention Center.||August 18th, 2021||Mike Talbot, President firstname.lastname@example.org||James Totten, GM email@example.comfirstname.lastname@example.org||908 Loop 230, Smithville, TX 78957||512-360-5088|
|Post Oak Savannah Groundwater Conservation District||Burleson and Milam Counties||July 13, 2021, 5:30 pm at 310 E Ave. C, Milano, Texas. In person and virtual||July 23, 2021||Sidney Youngblood, President email@example.com||Gary Westbrook, GM firstname.lastname@example.orgemail@example.com||310 East Avenue C, Milano, Texas 76556||512-455-9900|
|Brazos Valley Groundwater Conservation District||Brazos & Robertson Counties||June 10, 2021 2 PM Virtual AND WILL TAKE COMMENT July 8, 2021 at 2 PM In-Person and virtual at 112 West 3rd Street Hearne, TX.||July 26, 2021||Stephen Cast firstname.lastname@example.org||Alan Day, GM email@example.comfirstname.lastname@example.org||112 West 3rd Street, Hearne, TX 77859||979-279-9350|
|Mid-East Texas Groundwater Conservation District||Freestone, Leon & Madison Counties||June 22, 2021, 6:00 pm at the Freestone County Courthouse, 118 E Commerce St., Fairfield, Texas.||July 19, 2021||George Holleman, Vice President email@example.com||David Bailey, GM firstname.lastname@example.orgemail@example.com||101 W. Main, Suite 229, Madisonville, TX 77864||936-348- 3212|
|Fayette County Groundwater Conservation District||Fayette County||July 12, 2021, at 9:30 a.m. Fayette County Agricultural Building, 255 Svoboda Lane, Conference Room 104, La Grange, Texas||August 23, 2021||Leo Wick Sr., President firstname.lastname@example.org||David Van Dresar, GM email@example.comfirstname.lastname@example.org||255 Svoboda Lane, Room 115, La Grange TX 78945||979-968-3135|
Actions you can take to reject the proposed desired future conditions and change the course groundwater management in our counties.
Here is the message we would like for you to help us deliver to the five Districts:
Please vote to reject the proposed DFCs because they will unreasonably impact our groundwater, our communities, and our rivers, springs, and streams. You still have time to do what the law requires you to do: achieve a balance between the conservation and protection of our water resources — our groundwater and our surface water systems — and the development of those resources.
Good planning requires agreement on management policies to guide the development of Desired Future Conditions. The districts were unable to agree on unified management policies workable for all the districts and have provided proposed DFCs based on controversial and flawed principles.
The proposed DFCs for GMA-12 protect only permit holders — the big pumpers — by adopting drawdowns that allow them to pump to the limits of their permits, while local domestic and livestock wells are left high and dry. Whether or not a groundwater district mitigates failed local wells or not, the proposed DFCs unreasonably impact our aquifers. Likewise, the proposed DFCs will deprive our surface water systems of the inflows from aquifers that they depend on. It is your duty to do the work to achieve the required balance!
Keep in mind that the Board of Directors of each GCD are the final decision-makers in these matters.
GENERAL GUIDELINES: We recommend that you
1) put “Reject Proposed DFCs” in the subject line,
2) address your letter to the Board President,
3) write your email or letter in your own words using the information above and from our WaterDefenders.org Coalition, and
4) copy the General Manager, General Information email address and email@example.com on emails sent to the Board President. The office address and telephone number is also provided for your convenience if you want to write, mail, or hand deliver your comments.
Other information, such as the names of the board members and staff, may be found on the GCD’s website.
Details regarding the public hearing can be found in the Public Notice for each district. If N/A appears in this column the public hearing has not been scheduled.
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