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The Central Texas Water Coalition advocates for
* Responsible water management policies that minimize fire risks, risks to the drinking water supply and adverse economic impacts that result from very low lake levels
* Equitable pricing for water to encourage conservation by all
* Use of current scientific data in water management decisions

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

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.

STATUS ON LCRA's AMENDED WATER MANAGEMENT PLAN.

The 2015 LCRA Water Management Plan needed updating to reflect current and future conditions.

CTWC participated in the public process to update LCRA's 2015 Water Management Plan (WMP) by attending LCRA sponsored meetings and we encouraged LCRA to make more conservative and protective policies regarding the water supply that we all depend on.

LCRA submitted the amended Water Management Plan to TCEQ (Texas Commission on Environmental Quality) and there was a Public Meeting at TCEQ on October 24, 2019. Thank you to all who submitted comments.

View CTWC comments submitted to TCEQ on October 24, 2019 at:, CLICK HERE

After TCEQ’s review of all the comments, the TCEQ Executive Director will make a recommendation to the TCEQ commissioners at an announced meeting, followed by a vote by the TCEQ commissioners.

Although the 2015 WMP provided greater protection of the Highland Lakes than the prior WMPs, the latest hydrological data and studies tell us that much more protection is needed to protect these precious water supplies. CTWC worked hard during this process to push for the most recent data and the best science to be used to determine how much interruptible water can be released from Lakes Buchanan and Travis for downstream customers.

During the process CTWC submitted comments to LCRA on June 20, July 31, September 13, October 12, November 1 following each of LCRA’s initial informational meetings. CTWC also submitted comments to the LCRA Board at their meeting on November 14th. Much time and effort was made to compose our comments, see below, you can review.

It is important to incorporate methods to account for changing conditions, including the high population growth and the alarmingly low inflows to the Lakes that have been recorded in recent years. Adequate water supplies must be maintained in the upper basin.

Weather experts predict more drought and we cannot assume that it will rain and everything will be OK.

View CTWC comments to LCRA concerning needed updates to their 2015 Water Management Plan during the process:

View CTWC comments submitted on June 20, 2018 at:, CLICK HERE

View CTWC comments submitted on July 31, 2018 at:, CLICK HERE

View CTWC comments submitted on September 13, 2018 at:, CLICK HERE

other document Analysis of inflows submitted with CTWC comments on September 13, 2018 at:, CLICK HERE

other document Why we keep having 100 year floods submitted with CTWC comments on September 13, 2018 at:, CLICK HERE

View CTWC comments submitted on October 12, 2018 at:, CLICK HERE

View CTWC comments submitted on November 1, 2018 at:, CLICK HERE

View CTWC oral comments made to LCRA Board on November 14, 2018 at:, CLICK HERE

View CTWC written comments submitted to LCRA Board on November 14, 2018 at:, CLICK HERE

View LCRA's Fact Sheet with the 2015 Water Management Plan information that is currently being used to manage the Highland Lakes:, CLICK HERE

We are thankful that the Texas Water Development Board is conducting studies to evaluate the rainfall-runoff trends in the upper basin. This must be understood so that accurate planning can be done in all water management plans to insure future water supplies. CTWC is committed to protecting our future through continued advocacy for responsible water management and conservation policies in this New Normal.

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