Sustainable management – not aquifer mining – is the only way to protect our local communities and the environment from groundwater over-pumping!
The “Proposed desired future conditions (DFCs)” that are about to be voted on by the five groundwater conservation districts in the counties listed below are at the heart of this issue. They are members of Groundwater Management Area 12 (GMA-12). We have the opportunity now to make our desires known and re-direct how our aquifers are to be managed.
The clock is ticking on our ability to reject the manage-to-depletion mindset that is imbedded in GMA-12’s “Proposed Desired Future Conditions”. We have a very short time period to raise our voices and require that our water resources be sustainably managed in a way that protects landowners’ exempt domestic and irrigation wells, and the resilience of our rivers and streams to the droughts that are just around the corner. Water, and how it is managed, will determine the future of our communities, our environment, and our rivers, including the Colorado, Brazos, Trinity and the Navasota rivers.
The WaterDefenders.org Coalition of Environmental Stewardship and the Simsboro Aquifer Water Defense Fund invite all citizens, landowners, local government officials, businesses, and community organizations to join us in rejecting the “Proposed Desired Future Conditions” and management policies being set for GMA-12, the Groundwater Management Area in which we live.