This is serious. It affects you.

The Highland Lakes region is experiencing one of the worst droughts in recorded history. Past water management policies that fail to factor in the drought severity and its economic impact on local communities have made the problem worse. The same policies still include a huge price disparity among water customers that does little to encourage conservation among large agricultural users.

Changing times require a change in practice and policy.

Support the CTWC’s work to advocate for responsible water management policies, equitable pricing and greater conservation by all.

Latest News

We had a great day at the Capitol on March 26th. Supporters turned out and we were able to deliver our message of the need for better management of our water resources to every member of the Texas Legislature. Here are links to several publications that we’ve produced and shared with state leaders to reinforce that we can’t wait until we’re out of water to better manage it.

See Texas Water Update 3.19.15, CLICK HERE

See Texas Water Update 3.25.15, CLICK HERE

See CTWC's 3.26.15 Legislative Handout,CLICK HERE

We need your support to ensure our activities can continue. Please consider donating today to CTWC so that we can keep working for you and our lakes. 


Information on the application by Leonard to the TCEQ for a permit for the Goldthwaite Channel Dam.

To view CTWC comments to TCEQ about our concerns about approval of this application, CLICK HERE

What YOU Can Do:
The public comment period deadline was Feb. 23rd, but CTWC has heard that TCEQ will schedule a public meeting. As of March 24th, we are still waiting to hear about a public meeting. Be sure to sign up to receive our updates.

To review the application materials, CLICK HERE and CLICK HERE.

On October 31, 2014, the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) Board submitted an amended Water Management Plan application to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). To view the submitted plan, CLICK HERE.

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