2010-01-14 / Community News

Public Invited to Comment on Regional Draft Water Plan

Projections show that by 2060 the Brazos River basin will not have enough water to meet the needs of its growing population.

If we are to avert a crisis, we must take steps now to ensure there is adequate water to meet all regional and state-wide needs in the coming decades.

The Brazos G Regional Water Planning Group invites the public to be a part of the water planning process in their area by learning about local and regional water plans and commenting on the draft 2011 Initially Prepared Brazos G Regional Water Plan at a subregional meeting. The meeting is a first step in shaping the 2011 Brazos G Regional Water Plan by addressing the needs of the Brazos G planning area.

Meetings will be held this month across the Brazos G planning area at the following locations:

Wednesday, Jan. 13 6 p.m. Waco Multi-Purpose Community Center, 1020 Elm Street, Waco, Texas 76704.

Thursday, Jan. 14 6 p.m. College Station Conference Center, 1300 George Bush Drive, College Station, Texas 77840.

During the meeting, the draft plan will be presented and an opportunity for questions and public comment will be available. Comments may also be made in writing to info@brazosgwater.org. Details of the draft plan, as well as meeting agendas and other materials can be found at

www.brazosgwater.org .

Following the sub-regional meetings, Brazos G will address questions and concerns on the 2011 Initially Prepare Brazos G Regional Water Plan that will again be presented at a public hearing later this spring. An official formal comment period will follow after the public hearing.

The final regional plan is to be presented to the Texas Water Development Board this fall for inclusion in the 2012 State Water Plan.

About the Brazos G Regional Water Planning Group

The Brazos G Regional Water Planning Group is one of 16 such

organizations established by the Legislature in 1997 as part of Senate Bill I. The legislation mandated the development of comprehensive regional water plans that are compiled to form a statewide plan every five years. Brazos G includes 37 counties within the Brazos River basin.

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