Water Planning Committees

Groundwater Management Areas

Groundwater Management Areas (GMA’s) were created in order to provide for the conservation, preservation, protection, recharging, and prevention of waste of the groundwater, and of groundwater reservoirs or their subdivisions, and to control subsidence caused by the withdrawal of water from those groundwater reservoirs or their subdivisions. To the extent feasible, the groundwater management areas coincide with the boundaries of a groundwater reservoir or a subdivision of a groundwater reservoir. There are 16 Groundwater Management Areas in Texas. For a map showing the Groundwater Management Area locations Click here... The Gonzales County Underground Water Conservation District is located in GMA 13, along with eight other groundwater districts.

Region L Water Plan

Each Regional Water Planning Group (RWPG) is responsible for preparing and adopting a regional water plan for its area which is then incorporated into the State Water Plan. The Gonzales County Underground Water Conservation District is located in the South Central Texas Regional Water Planning Group (Region L). RWPGs must provide a process for public input in the planning process, hold public meetings, and furnish a draft report of the plan for public review and comment. The Texas Water Code requires that regional and the State Water Plans be updated every five years. Click here... to access the Region L website.

2022 State Water Plan

The 2022 State Water Plan marks a quarter-century of Texas’ widely recognized regional water planning process and the fifth state water plan based on the work of hundreds of water planning stakeholders. The state’s water planning process is founded on extensive data and science and guided by a robust state framework that requires all 16 regional water planning groups to openly and genuinely address all their water supply needs. This plan sets forth thousands of specific, actionable strategies and projects—costs and sponsors included—that clearly demonstrate how Texas will be able to withstand future droughts. Our agency works diligently to continually improve data collection, water science, and other tools in support of better planning, which ultimately results in water projects with tangible benefits for the state.

2022 State Water Plan Documents

2022 State Water Plan

The 2022 State Water Plan was adopted by the TWDB on July 7, 2021.